This book is licensed under a Creative Commons by-nc-sa 3.0 license. See the license for more details, but that basically means you can share this book as long as you credit the author (but see below), don't make money from it, and do make it available to everyone else under the same terms.
This content was accessible as of December 29, 2012, and it was downloaded then by Andy Schmitz in an effort to preserve the availability of this book.
Normally, the author and publisher would be credited here. However, the publisher has asked for the customary Creative Commons attribution to the original publisher, authors, title, and book URI to be removed. Additionally, per the publisher's request, their name has been removed in some passages. More information is available on this project's attribution page.
For more information on the source of this book, or why it is available for free, please see the project's home page. You can browse or download additional books there. To download a .zip file containing this book to use offline, simply click here.
Table 3.1 Myths or Facts about Communication Apprehension
|Instructions: For each of the following questions, check either “myth” or “fact.”||Myth||Fact|
|1.||Audiences will be able to tell how nervous you feel.|
|2.||Some stage fright might be a good thing, as you can channel it to make your delivery more energetic.|
|3.||Most audiences are basically hostile, looking to see you make a fool of yourself.|
|4.||Experienced speakers don’t feel any stage fright.|
|5.||Most speakers tend to relax as they progress through their speeches.|
|6.||Moving around the front of the room during your speech will make you less nervous.|
|7.||Most audiences would rather see a speaker do well.|
|8.||Focusing on yourself rather than the audience is an effective way to reduce your stage fright.|
|9.||The positive or negative label you ascribe to the public speaking situation will influence how nervous you feel.|
|10.||Telling a joke in your introduction is guaranteed to get the audience on your side.|
|Scoring: Myths: 1, 3, 4, 8, and 10; Facts: 2, 5, 6, 7, and 9|