Positive Self-Talk an Public Speaking
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- This article will help you use positive self-talk to overcome your speaking fears. This article suggests that having you recite aloud a self-affirming statement in unison immediately prior to delivery of a required speech or presentation provides a greater reduction in performance anxiety than not doing so. However, repeated use of the recited positive affirmation experience over multiple assignments within the same course and academic term did not result in significant additional reduction in performance anxiety over classes in which only one speech or presentation was performed during the term.