Confidence Building Guide: Tips

Resource 2: Qualities of a Brave and Safe Classroom

Post this list to remind students of what a fearless classroom looks like (or edit as norms for the home or workplace).

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Resource 3: Unpacking the Fear of Public Speaking

This list includes sources of personal fear and what is needed to address those fears.

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Resource 5: What Fear Looks Like and Sounds Like

Use this resource as a reminder for what the fear of public speaking looks like and sounds like for many people.

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Resource 7: How to Feel Less Nervous Speaking in Public

Use this resource for coping tips for common sources of stage fright and anxiety, including fear of judgment and uncertainty.

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Resource 10: Anxieties in the Classroom: A Teacher Checklist

This checklist outlines questions to ask to reflect on the teacher’s role in helping students handle communication anxiety.

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Resource 11: Four Techniques to Encourage Diverse Voices

Use these tips to create an inclusive environment where all students feel like they have something to offer.

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Resource 12: 9 Ways to Lower the Stakes in Public Speaking Situations

Ease anxieties by lowering the stakes through this list of tips.

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Resource 15: Day-Of Prep: How to Overcome Stage Fright

This resource lists specific actions to take on the day of a speech or performance to ease your jitters and nerves.

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