Managing Anxiety About Public Speaking: Strategies & Tips


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Which is the correct phobia to describe public speaking anxiety?

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1. Why do people in general fear speaking in public?

2. Why will practicing a speech several times before presenting it likely lower your anxiety levels?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of strategies that can be used to manage anxiety when speaking in public. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the term for the phobia of public speaking, as well as knowing why people fear public speaking.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Term denoting the fear of public speaking
  • Reason people fear speaking in public
  • Symptoms of public speaking anxiety
  • Tips and techniques for overcoming public speaking anxiety

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how to manage the fear of public speaking
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding managing public speaking anxiety and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the term for and reason for the fear of public speaking

Additional Learning

To learn more about how to calm your nerves when speaking in front of others, review the corresponding lesson titled Managing Anxiety about Public Speaking: Strategies & Tips. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand how the fear of public speaking may affect a person's education or career choice
  • Know the various tactics to overcome public speaking anxiety, like breathing between lines
  • Understand how to apply the various tactics for controlling the anxiety that comes with speaking before a crowd