What Are The Causes Of Fear In Public Speaking

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CHAPTER I
INTRODUCTION

According to The Book of List, out of fourteen human fears, speaking in front of a group is the worst-surpassing even death which ranks seventh. However, speaking in public is an experience that many people go through at least once in their life. It is a necessary skill honed from pre-school to college in order to help students flourish in their chosen disciplines. By training how to effectively express opinions, suggestions and criticisms to other people, they can further contribute to the business or company they would apply to. In school, training comes in the form of reports, recitations, projects or other extracurricular activities that requires interaction and communication. However, even with this continuous exposure, many are still nervous in verbalizing or speaking out in public. This anxiousness may come from a
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Fortunately, there are various techniques invented in order to help assuage the fear 's manifestations and causes.

There are five causes for the fear in public speaking (Radwan, n.d.). It is the fear of embarrassment, humiliation, being seen while afraid, judgment, and appearing weak. First is the fear of embarrassment. In Wikipedia, embarrassment is defined as “an emotional state of intense discomfort with oneself, experienced when having a socially unacceptable act or condition witnessed by or revealed to others.” People are generally afraid to look like a fool or to make
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