Posts By: Debbi Hodges

Worse than Death-Public Speaking Lesson Plan

Posted by & filed under Circles, Destinations, infographic, Speech, TED, Uncategorized, Video.

2014 Destinations Lesson on Stage Fright   Title: Greater than the Fear of Death: Public Speaking Class: SPC1608- The Fundamentals of Public Speaking Introduction: Most students who take this class typically enter with a moderate to high degree of speech anxiety, or the fear of speaking in front of an audience.  These tools are meant […]

Public Speaking and Presentation Blogs

Posted by & filed under Blogs, Circles, Destinations, Speech.

I found this great location for locating and identifying all types of blogs and resources on public speaking and teaching public speaking which includes blogs, infographics, presi presentations and more!  If you are interested in adding various tools to your public speaking bag, this is one super place to hangout! http://sixminutes.dlugan.com/public-speaking-blogs/  

Funny Song-I Hate Public Speaking!

Posted by & filed under Circles, Destinations, Speech, Video.

This song on YouTube identifies (in a humorous song) many of the symptoms of speech anxiety.  This could be used as an Attention-Getter for a discussion on Stage Fright in a speech class, or prior to any class where you might be assigning students to give a presentation.  You might then follow with helpful tips […]

Storytelling vs Corporate Speak

Posted by & filed under Business, Circles, Destinations, Faculty Development, infographic, Speech, Uncategorized.

When I saw this infographic, I immediately transferred the word ‘Lecture’ where the author put Corporate. This is an interesting and revealing way to evaluate our own communication style in presenting course content to our students.   <iframe src=”http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/26716363?rel=0” width=”479″ height=”1766″ frameborder=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ scrolling=”no” style=”border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px 1px 0; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;” allowfullscreen> […]

The Science of Stage Fright Video Ted Ed

Posted by & filed under Circles, Destinations, Speech, TED, Video.

This ted ed video captures, for the scientists among our students, the physical changes our body experiences during speech anxiety and ways to deal with the common feelings of speech anxiety. (or those that enjoy cartoons!)       www. ed.ted.com/lessons/the-science-of-stage-fright-and-how-to-overcome-it-mikael-cho  

Speech Anxiety

Posted by & filed under Destinations, How to, infographic.

Have you assigned students to make a presentation of any sort in class only to find that they are so frightened to speak in public that they “freeze” even if they know the content quite well?  Stage fright is common among college students, so this infographic is meant to help discuss with them some ways […]