A Proven Public Speaking Course Design to Help Reduce Speakers' Anxiety

Karla Hunter, South Dakota State University
Joshua Westwick, South Dakota State University


This pedagogical idea shares our course design as a model for a publicspeaking course crafted to help students reduce their public speaking anxiety (PSA).This design and the quantitative measurement of its outcomes have been effective inboth online and face-to-face course delivery modes, providing our department withassessment data to help communicate the course's success to our administration.