Public Speaking Diagnostic Questionnaire
ANSWER EACH OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN COMPLETE PARAGRAPHS OF AT LEAST 150 WORDS.
1. ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 10, WITH 1 EQUALING LOVE IT, AND 10 EQUALING HATE IT, RATE YOUR FEELINGS ABOUT SPEAKING IN FRONT OF GROUPS. EXPLAIN YOUR REASONS FOR THIS RATING. I would rate my feelings as a 9, but by the time I leave the class it maybe close to a 3. I rate this because I have never spoke in front of people until I came to the university of phoenix besides speaking at my high school graduation, but that is different because to everyone it really did not matter whether I messed up or not. I was only 18 at the time. I think may be I am afraid of messing up, but I have to realize that everyone has to learn somewhere and it will take time especially if you are not a talker.
1. What type of public speaking, if any, makes you uncomfortable? Just speaking in public period makes me feel very uncomfortable. I hate the idea of other people just sitting there staring at me as I speak. Not knowing if they are saying anything negative about what I am saying. I get very nervous feeling like I may mess up at anytime. I don’t like reading from a paper, because I may stumble over it which is normal for anyone that is not a good speaker. I also have a problem speaking loud so that everyone could understand what I am talking about. Speaking in public is a talent that I do not have. I speak so much slang when I talk with people and that I would have to work on.
2. What type of public speaking, if any, do you enjoy most?
I do not enjoy it, but hopefully one day I get to like it. It would make me feel good about myself.
3. How would you describe your public speaking strengths?
Honestly I do not have any strengths dealing with public speaking. I am a shy person when it comes to a crowd of people. That is something that I will have to practice...