Students need to know that it’s normal to feel uncertain and anxious about public speaking but also that we are here to help! It’s important to give students some tools for success and ways to cope when it comes to speaking in front of a large group. These strategies are not crutches but useful life skills that can make public speaking less daunting.
Across ages, students struggle with several areas. Presenting (not reading), targeting an audience, and polishing verbal communication are all challenging areas. To address these areas, read about public speaking activities with students.