Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking Essay

834 Words Mar 19th, 2014 4 Pages
To: Prof. Mellisa Rickard
From: Sumit Maharjan and Raj Khatri
Date: Jan 29, 2014
Subject: Proposal to write a report on how to overcome the fear of Public Speaking.

Purpose To help individual overcome the fear of Public Speaking by understanding their fear and taking the plunge to get over those fears. We purpose to research and write a background report on the issues involved on overcoming the fear of public speaking.

Background of the Problem
Public speaking is not a talent that anyone could have. In fact, it is a way of learning skills and could build up by individual’s own will. It could be lot easier if a person enrolls himself in speaking groups, where he will be able to build up his confidence of speaking and also
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1. What are the psychological fears associated with public speaking? 2. How can one overcome the fear and be able to handle the pressure of speaking in front of audience? 3. What are the qualities of public speakers? 4. Does this fear have anything to do with the childhood? 5. Why is it a common problem? 6. Why do people doubt their abilities and feel they may fail their audience without even trying? 7. Does one need to be an expert or can anyone be a public speaker?
Methods of Research
We will start off by researching the different aspects of overcoming the fear of public speaking. We will go through google and some articles written by well-known public speakers. We will also check out some videos of public speakers to find out what they do differently than common people while speaking. Our major source of information will be the articles written in websites and newspapers.
We will restrict the decision further by consulting the teachers of our university and also the students who are involved in different organizations. We will also go through the library and check out books and magazines. We believe the following articles and blogs may be useful in our research.
In addition we will be interviewing at least two public speakers of Houston and the Pastor of Gateway Community Church. We will also try to interview other personalities to make our research

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