Beyond Fear and Trembling: Managing Speech Anxiety
Friday, April 12, 2019 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM; Alway M112
Does speaking in public make your heart beat faster? If it does, the good news is that you are in good company, not only in terms of the number of people who share this fear, but also with regard to the many renowned speakers and performers who know this condition intimately themselves. In this workshop, you will learn more about the nature of speech anxiety in general and also explore techniques and strategies for reducing your anxiety and increasing your enjoyment of speaking in public.
Free pizza will be served at 12:15 PM (please bring your own water).
About the Speaker: Doree Allen is a Senior Lecturer and the founding director of Stanford’s Oral Communication Program. She earned a B.A. in English from Mills College, and went on to receive her M.A. in Film and her Ph.D. in English from Stanford University, In addition to offering individual consultations to students and faculty throughout the university, she teaches a variety of courses and workshops on public speaking and oral interpretation, including The Art of Public Speaking, From the Page to the Stage, Leading Out Loud, and The TED Commandments. Her research interests include the poetics of the performed text and Carol Gilligan and Kristin Linklater’s innovative work on voice and gender. Currently, she is developing a project that involves the writing and performance of poetry in museum and gallery settings. She can be found most weekends hiking the coastal trails of West Marin.