Stage Fright Speech Manuscript
Written for a university speech class
While some of us feel stronger symptoms than others, it still happens to almost all of us. You practiced your speech to yourself without any issue over the past few days and your time comes to finally get up in front of that special group of people. All of a sudden your hands start to sweat and tremble, your throat dries up and your heart begins to feel like it is going to convulse out of your chest. Next thing you know you are stumbling over your own words and your speech is not going nearly as smoothly as it was the night before. I know what you are thinking; clearly he is talking about glossophobia. I know you are also thinking at least it is better than having porphyrophobia or arachibutyrophobia. For the few of you who are lost, the last two phobias that I had to twist my tongue for are a fear of the colour purple and a fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth. Glossophobia is a fear of public speaking. I do not mean to say that all of us who have somewhat unrestrainable nerves when doing a speech need to get psychological help because we have a phobia. The anxiety we feel when we are in front of a group of people is known as stage fright and is really only a mild case or a subset of glossophobia. People with full blown glossophobia, that require psychological help, experience intense anxiety just at the thought of speaking in public. It often interferes with their work and social life and makes the individual unable to perform basic tasks, such as introducing him or herself to new people. Today I would like to inform you about the psychology of stage fright and what is going on biologically in your body when you experience it. I will also share some tips that I have researched to help control stage fright.
Before I give any suggestions on how to control your stage fright, it is important to fully understand what causes it. One of the main...
...“HOW TO CONQUER STAGEFRIGHT?”
Stagefright or performance anxiety is the anxiety, fear, or persistent phobia which may be aroused in an individual by the requirement to perform in front of an audience, whether actually or potentially (for example, when performing before a camera). In the context of public speaking, this fear is termed glossophobia, one of the most common of phobias. Such anxiety may precede or accompany participation in any activity involving public self-presentation.
Performance anxiety may often be observed among such public performers as athletes and musicians. Here, it is manifested as a fear of "underperforming" (whether in the estimation of the viewing public or that of later critical reaction). In some cases stagefright may be a part of a larger pattern of social phobia or social anxiety disorder, but many people experience stagefright without any wider problems.
Quite often, stagefright arises in a mere anticipation of a performance, often a long time ahead. It has numerous manifestations: fluttering or pounding heart, tremor in the hands and legs, diarrhea, facial nerve tics, dry mouth. Stagefright may be observed in people of all experience and background, from beginners to professionals. Some musicians use beta blockers to avoid stagefright...
My topic is corporal punishment
My general purpose is to persuade my audience
My specific purpose is to inform my audience on that corporal punishment is not a healthy way of educating kids.
My central idea is that corporal punishment is not an effective way to in force rules or educate kids properly.
I. Good morning everyone, Do you guys remember the last time you were hit by any adult? The last time you got in trouble? Do you remember that flying sandal or what I called it la chancla. I do.
II. According to our parents it was the only way to educate us, which of course was not true. There are many ways to educate children, to make them respect and collaborate. By using corporal punishment we build a foundation to our children that hitting is the only way to make them understand.
III. Corporal punishment has been used in schools as well as home but these practices have caused damage to children. Yea we might say well I came out just fine but what about everyone else. What about those kids who weren’t as lucky as you?
I. (transitional) This now brings me to the place where one should be feeling safe and not terrified of being in, one’s own home.
A. At home one is taught how to behave out in society. What we learn here is what we carry for the rest of our lives.
1. Corporal punishment has been banned in the home in over 31 countries. However here in the United States 32state have laws that forbid teachers...
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|I. Introduction | |
|II. Understanding stagefright | |
| |A. What is stagefright? | |
| |B. Why do we have stagefright? | |
| | |1. Self-confidence and self-image | |
| | |2. Introvert or extrovert? | |
| | |3. The fear of being judged | |
| | |4. Education and environment | |
| |C. What are stagefright symptoms? | |
| | |1. The ball in the...
Public Speaking Assignment #4
The PersuasiveSpeech Outline
I. Topic: Non-profit organization or charity organization
General Purpose: To persuade
Specific Purpose: To persuade the class to give back to our nation’s wounded warriors.
Claim of: One out of five veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are diagnosed with PTSD, veteran’s account for 20 percent of U.S suicide.
II. Attention Getter:
PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of life-threatening events such as the military combat, natural disasters, terrorism incidents, or any major tragedy. This is common in the life of veterans and is the leading cause of suicide among veterans. A VA patient who survived in Baghdad shares his experience with PTSD and explains how he knew he had this disability. Many veterans speak out about this issue and describe their continuous anger, alcohol addiction, and constantly wanted to fight. They usually feel very isolated and distant from their loved ones. One patient states, “PTSD involves rocketing into extreme states of stress re-activity; in the form of terror, rage, and uncontrollable impulses, and plunging into equally extreme states of being shut-down—exhaustion, emotional numbing, despair, and dissociation”. PTSD is about having fear and anxiety, allowing veterans to rage with anger and different emotion. There are...
...Introduction to Public Speaking
Title: Don’t Drink Your Energy
Purpose Statement: To persuade people to not drink energy drinks
Thesis Statement: Today I am here to persuade you not to drink energy drinks
I. We’ve all have probably had an energy drink at some point
II. CNN Study shows 50% students, drink one to four a month
III. Many don’t pay attention or know short and long term effects
IV. The concept of downing energy drinks among college students
V. Thesis: Today I am here to persuade you to not drink energy drinks
VI. Overview Problems ED pose, The cause of those problems, and solutions
VII. Transition: Now lets take a look at the health issues energy drinks cause
a. Students using energy drinks as necessary part of day
b. Cause immediate or short term health issues
i. Tachycardia (increased heart rate)
iii. Gastrointestinal upset
iv. Chest pain
c. According to livestrong.com
i. Drinks contain 500mg of caffeine
ii. Toxic amount
iii. 14 cans of caffeinated soft drinks
d. Health issues may be felt immediately
e. Personal account felt effects first hand
i. Increased heart rate
ii. Upset stomach
f. Long-term health issues
g. According livestrong.com
iii. Weight gain
iv. Increased urination
vi. Other serious medical conditions
H. According to US National Library of Medicine
...QUESTIONNAIRE OF STAGEFRIGHT
This questionnaire is part of a study on stagefright. We want to find out how you think, feel, and behave when you have got stagefright. Also, we expect to have your good advice on how to overcome the stagefright. Please answer the items as honestly as possible. Your cooperation in completing this questionnaire is greatly appreciated.
1. Do you have stagefright when you are speaking in public? [ ]
A. Yes, quite often and serious. B. Yes, sometimes a little. C. No, not at all.
2. When you have stagefright, what's your usual performance? [ ]
A. looking around except the audience
B. Feeling flushed
C. having a trembling voice
D. smiling unnaturally
E. forgetting what you will say
F. speaking disorderly
G. Difficulty talking
H. Heart pounding or racing
3. Do you think the following factors give rise to stagefright?
(Deep influence---A Some influence--B Little influence--C)
(1) Audience's age [ ]
(2) Your preparation [ ]
(3) Concern of evaluation [ ]
(4) The number of audiences [ ]
(5) The familiarity with the audience [ ]
(6) The position of the audience [ ]
(7) The opinions of the audience [ ]
(8) The ability of adapting with the changing situation [...
Every year the United States kills hundreds of individuals outside of the judicial system without any regard to their citizenship or nationality through drone (unmanned aerial vehicle) strikes. The United States claims that these are “targeted killings” and that they ensure the well-being of our nation. Today, I will persuade you that these claims are generally false and often result in a poorer state of security by improperly using the term targeted killing, damaging the international image of the United States, and creating major legality issues behind the killings.
Defining Targeted Killing
It is important to understand how targeted killing is defined and used in the United States before it is applied to drone strikes. Individuals are commonly killed in the United States and their aggressors often do not face legal repercussions. Usually, this results from law enforcement officials protecting the public, or citizens exercising their right to self-defense. The law enforcement agency describes that lawful targeted killings are when one is attacked with a deadly weapon, a gun is being pointed at an individual, or if someone poses an immediate threat to the safety of officers or others (People v. Hardin). Following these guidelines the definition of targeted killing should apply internationally as well. Law enforcement justifies its lethal action by classifying it as: Use of deadly force against another when the circumstances generate a fear of immediate...
A child and his mother are driving home from picking the son up from a school event in their local area. A drunken driver crosses the line, entering into the mother’s lane head on. The driver and mother survive but the child dies on scene. This is your wife and son. The drunken driver had two beers; just enough to impair his vision and slow down his motor skills. Should alcohol, a form of drug, be legal like it is?
Alcohol might be legal at the age of 21 in Texas which gives people the idea that it’s “okay” to drink but it causes several deaths a year due to the irresponsible people whom consume it.
Not only are there accidents with vehicles regarding alcohol consumption but it has been a proven fact that alcohol leads to other situations and deaths.
I. Alcohol is a depressant of the central nervous system. By consuming alcohol you are slowing down your motor skills therefore causing delayed reaction times.
A. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 65 percent of fatal drunk-driving deaths involve drivers whose blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .15 or higher which could easily be at least four beers depending on the persons size and gender.
1. In the State of Texas, a BAC greater than .08 is considered illegal. A criminal offense would be Driving While Intoxicated, which is a Class B misdemeanor.
2. Some states like Texas, have raised the offense degrees dealing with alcohol. If a BAC...