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3.5 Chapter Exercises
Test Your Knowledge of Communication Apprehension
Table 3.1 Myths or Facts about Communication Apprehension
|Instructions: For each of the following questions, check either “myth” or “fact.”||Myth||Fact|
|1.||Audiences will be able to tell how nervous you feel.|
|2.||Some stage fright might be a good thing, as you can channel it to make your delivery more energetic.|
|3.||Most audiences are basically hostile, looking to see you make a fool of yourself.|
|4.||Experienced speakers don’t feel any stage fright.|
|5.||Most speakers tend to relax as they progress through their speeches.|
|6.||Moving around the front of the room during your speech will make you less nervous.|
|7.||Most audiences would rather see a speaker do well.|
|8.||Focusing on yourself rather than the audience is an effective way to reduce your stage fright.|
|9.||The positive or negative label you ascribe to the public speaking situation will influence how nervous you feel.|
|10.||Telling a joke in your introduction is guaranteed to get the audience on your side.|
|Scoring: Myths: 1, 3, 4, 8, and 10; Facts: 2, 5, 6, 7, and 9|