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Public Speaking Diagnostic Questionnaire
Answer each of the following questions in complete paragraphs of at least 150 words. QUESTIONs
.1 On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 equaling love it, and 10 equaling hate it, rate your feelings about speaking in front of groups. Explain your reasons for this rating.
If I had to rate my feelings for speaking in front of an audience, I would have to say that I would give it a five on a scale from one to 10. The reason I say this is because I don’t love speaking in front of an audience, but I also don’t hate it either. I would say that I am very comfortable speaking in front of people and I feel that I do extremely well. I feel that I speak very well and I am very sure of myself when speaking in front of others. Also, just because I do have the ability to do so does not mean that I just love to be in front of an audience speaking. I don’t get nervous or feel uncomfortable when I have to speak in front of the class or an audience. So, I would have to say that I am pretty neutral on the topic, I don’t hate it and I don’t love it.
.2 What type of public speaking, if any, makes you uncomfortable? I am not sure what typ of pulic speaking that would make me uncomfortable, because I have not had to do anything other than speak in front of an class or at work. I think if I had to decide than I would Have to say that I think if I had to speak in front of thousands of people I would feel a bit uncomfortable only for a short minute and then I would eventually relax. I would only feel that discomfort then is because the thought of all those people giving me their attention would overwhelm me. After, I could grasp that whole concept , I feel like I would be fine and more confident. My confidence would increase soley because of the attention that I would be getting from my audience. So I guess no type of public speaking would have me terrified for a long period of time. As time would...
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