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The goal of this course is to help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars prepare and deliver excellent presentations to a variety of audiences. These requirements for public speaking are common to graduate students in every field of study. Speakers include faculty members experienced in public presentations as well as UC Davis communication scholar Michael Motley, whose research on issues in public speaking has gained a national reputation.

Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety UC Davis

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The goal of this course is to help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars prepare and deliver excellent presentations to a variety of audiences. These requirements for public speaking are common to graduate students in every field of study. Speakers include faculty members experienced in public presentations as well as UC Davis communication scholar Michael Motley, whose research on issues in public speaking has gained a national reputation.

    • video
    Class Introduction

    Class Introduction

    Lecture 01: Instructors Margaret Swisher and Barbara Myslik introduce the topics to be covered in GEO 298, a graduate-level course on public speaking available to students in all disciplines at UC Davis.

    • 40 min
    • video
    An Overview of Anxiety with Sharon Sausto Lasser

    An Overview of Anxiety with Sharon Sausto Lasser

    Lecture 02: Sharon Sausto Lasser is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with Kaiser Psychiatry. In this lecture she gives us an introduction to anxiety and addresses the following questions: What is anxiety? What causes anxiety? What are the symptoms? When is it helpful? When is it a disorder? What are the treatments?
    What other aids can help manage anxiety?

    • 1 hr
    • video
    Reducing Public Speaking Anxiety: The Communication Orientation

    Reducing Public Speaking Anxiety: The Communication Orientation

    Lecture 03: Michael Motley, UC Davis professor of communication, talks about his approach to reducing public speaking anxiety known. In this lecture, Motley explains how communication orientation differs from the more common performance orientation that anxious speakers have. He explains how a shift in orientation can help reduce anxiety. Motley wrote "Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking: A Proven Method" New York: Houghton Mifflin.

    • 57 min
    • video
    Thomas Roe: methods and resources for reducing anxiety

    Thomas Roe: methods and resources for reducing anxiety

    Lecture 04: Thomas Roe, a licensed clinical psychologist and the coordinator for graduate student counseling services at UC Davis, specializes in working with graduate students, stress and anxiety, and biofeedback. In this lecture he describes techniques students can use to reduce public speaking anxiety and explains the resources that the Counseling and Psychological Services center offers to students. At the end of the lecture, Barbara Myslik explains how to avoid some common mistakes speakers make and the “four C’s” of public speaking.

    • 52 min
    • video
    How To Organize Your Presentation

    How To Organize Your Presentation

    Lecture 05: Barbara Myslik presents different approaches to organizing a presentation. With many ways to organize the information, the best method often depends on the audience, she says. What are the main points you want the audience to remember? How can your organization influence what the audience learns?

    • 34 min
    • video
    Organizing Your Presentation and Audience Analysis

    Organizing Your Presentation and Audience Analysis

    Lecture 06: This lecture by Barbara Myslik addresses how to organize the information in your presentation. A practical example of this is given while Myslik outlines a student's presentation. (This video file is cut short.)

    • 8 min

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51 Ratings

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It helped me very well in a public speaking presentation.

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Get over the fear!

If you have to give presentations but HATE it, this class is for you. Get over your terror by understanding why it happens and how to deal with it. Really helpful!!

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