Chapter 2: Building Confidence

Learning Objectives
  • Employ methods to build public speaking confidence.
  • Describe the nature of communication apprehension (CA), and be in a better position to deal with your particular “brand” of CA.
  • Apply cognitive restructuring (CR) techniques to create a more positive frame of reference.
  • Recognize the importance of customized practice to become conversant in your topic.
  • Create a personal preparation routine to minimize your apprehension.
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