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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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Persuasive power: The Importance of Ethos, Pathos and Logos

Our current understanding of public speaking’s importance has been a continuous work in progress that has been time tested and time approved by over 2300 years of practical use and teaching. The importance for understanding the knowledge and skills that

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Positivity

Many different variables go into public speaking. If you are taking communication classes or even a public speaking class, you will learn many of these aspects that are required for a fabulous speech. Now I know what you are thinking,

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CALL Speaks: Ryley Morse (Mentor Guest Blogger)

Non-Verbal Communication: The Secret to Public Speaking Success                 In different settings where messages are exchanged, a more impactful message to the receivers is embellished by non-verbal expressions. With the addition of non-verbal actions, the message delivery will be more

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CALL Speaks: Casie Riodique (Guest Blogger)

Hurling That Speech Anxiety Wall                 Although I love public speaking now, I never really grasped the concept until high school when I was enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Program. Most of my course work involved me in front of

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CALL Speaks: Julia Varkey (Guest Blogger)

Adapting Your Style in Public Speaking   We communicate not only by the things we say but also by the way we say them. When we speak we also use nuances and subtleties which can be more convincing to an

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CALL Mentor Spotlight: Ashley Johnson

Ashley Johnson Ashley Johnson is currently a Sophomore at Arizona State University.  She attends the West campus and is double majoring in Political Science and Communication.  She is also a student of Barrett, the Honors College.  Ashley hopes to attend

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CALL Speaks: Andres Cabrera (Guest Blogger)

How To Manage Nerves in Public Speaking Anxiety about speaking in public is one of the most common fears reported by adults and young adults. While some degree of anxiety is a normal and expected part of public speaking, presenting

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