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Eye Contact and The C.A.L.L. Experience

I’ve always been asked the question “are you listening to me” by my teachers in my earlier years. I never knew why I was asked that until I took a public speaking class in college. It was my eye contact.

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What’s New in C.A.L.L.

Here at the Communication Assessment and Learning Lab at the ASU West Campus, there are new opportunities in technology to take advantage of! The Communication Lab has a new ways of communicating based on new technologies. The lab has recently

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Knowing Your Audience

There are many elements one has to look into before writing a speech. One of the most helpful things to do before preparing your speech is to know who your audience is. This is helpful because there will be many

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Comfort Zone

So, you have a speech to write. Have you been thinking about what you are going to talk about? My advice to you is to talk about something you know well. Some of may think that this is not challenging

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Understanding Your Nervousness

Did you ever wonder why your body suddenly experiences physiological changes when you go up to deliver a speech in class? Why is it that your heart rate speeds up, your knees start to shake, your voice quivers, or that

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How to Build Confidence for a Speech

Make sure you’re prepared, well-practiced, well rested, and dressed to impress. Instead of sweating your turn or feeling scared just remember to breathe and stay calm, cool, and collective. One precaution that should be taken is to try to figure

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Managing Speech Anxiety

Giving a speech in front of your peers and professor can be a little nerve wracking.  Most of us, regardless of how confident and prepared we are, will experience a little bit of speech anxiety before, during, or even after

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Conclusions

The end. Conclusions, I’ve always wondered what the best way to end a speech was. Through blood, sweat and tears I think I’ve got it! Well actually there was no blood, sweat or tears however there was practice, and a

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Using gestures in public speaking.

If you were told, “use your hand gestures more,” you might think of suddenly flailing your arms around while delivering a speech. If you get this incorrect mental picture and are unsure what to with your hands, think about this:

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Comfort Zone

So, you have a speech to write. Have you been thinking about what you are going to talk about? My advice to you is, talk about something you know well. Some of you professors out there may think that this

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