Archive for August 8, 2012
Public speaking anxiety is a pretty common problem for a great number of people. These people range from those who rarely, if ever, need to speak in public, to those people who must do so on a regular basis. Many people find it hard to believe someone has public speaking anxiety when they must speak in public on a regular basis but it is true.
Many people don’t realize just how much speaking in public they will need to do as they grew up. From high school reports in front of the entire class to business presentations as an adult, this type of speaking is a part of life. For many people, the public speaking anxiety that often accompanies this type of speaking is a part of their lives as well but it doesn’t need to be this way.
Like many things in life, public speaking anxiety often diminishes with practice as well as the passage of time. Many people can remember having a great deal of public speaking anxiety when they were children only to become more comfortable with the entire process as they mature into their teen years, and finally as they become adults. Other people realize they need some extra help with their public speaking anxiety.
Due to the prevalence of public speaking in the business world and academic circles as well as everyday interactions, many colleges and universities require this type of class as part of the course work for a number of different degrees. This enables a person to have a firm footing for the importance of knowing the intricacies of public speaking. This type of course can also give a person the skills and experience they need to overcome their public speaking anxiety enough so they are able to feel somewhat comfortable doing it.