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I found this forum while doing a Google search and I happened to come across your post. Please consider taking the class! I'm a third year university student who was mandated to take a speech class my first semester as a freshman.
When I found out that I'd have to take the class, I thought I was going to die from panic. I tried everything I could to possibly get out of the class. I asked several people if taking the class was absolutely necessary, and if there was anyway that I could possibly get out of it.
I had to take it. However, taking that speech class was one of the best things that could've happened. It jumpstarted my social anxiety recovery and I walked out of that class a better and more confident person.
Public speaking is one of the most common phobias. There were so many people in my class without social anxiety, but with trouble speaking in front of the class. There was only ONE person that gave their first speech without any sort of nervousness.
Everyone else who went up there was nervous, anxious and jittery. Second, speech class is designed to HELP people with public speaking. Like I said before, you will NOT be the only person in that room with fears of speaking in front of the class.
Your professor will help everyone and give the class tips on how to be less nervous. Thirdly, be honest with your professor. My first speech went okay, but I was definitely experiencing major anxiety, so I decided to tell my professor about my problems.
I didn't go into every single little detail about my disorder, but I did tell her that I had social anxiety and that talking in front of the class was a major issue for me.
She was extremely understanding and helpful. The next few speeches were even easier now that my professor knew of my condition. I also believe that she was a little more lenient about my assessment. She was proud that I had the courage to try. As I said, taking that class did me wonders. I was a lot less socially anxious, and a lot more motivated to overcome my anxiety.
Please consider taking the class with an open mind. It could be the best thing for you, especially as a college student.
Speech class is the one class in college where you can give presentations and it will be OKAY for you to be nervous. However, I obviously don't know the extent of your condition, so maybe taking the class is completely impossible.
If this is the case, try speaking with your professor, the head of the department or someone at counseling. Universities make special accommodations for people with physical disabilities; they should be able to make accommodations for people with mental disabilities as well.
Please do not let this stop you from completing your degree! I know how difficult it can be to make it through college with social anxiety, but it can be done.A Public Speaking supplement for University of Hawaii Maui Community College Students and all Public Speakers presented by University of Hawaii - Maui Speech Instructor - Ron St.
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