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Oral Communication Center
Ross Hall Room 442
(307) 766-3815

Spring 2016 Hours

 Monday

9:00-9:50

 Tuesday

9:00-10:30, 11:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00

 Wednesday

9:00-1:00 and 1:30-3:30

 Thursday

9:00-10:30 and 1:00-2:00

 Sunday

6:00-10:00 STEP center located in Coe Library (walk in hours)


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Communication & Journalism Department

Speech anxiety & communication apprehension

student giving speech

Do you suffer from speech anxiety?

The PRCA (Personal Report of Communication Apprehension) is a test designed to help student gauge their level of communication anxiety in four specific areas: small group discussions, one-on-one interactions, speeches, and meetings. By taking this test, you will have a better idea of what aspects of speech communication you need to improve on.

Do you have Communication Apprehension?

Students with high speech apprehension may qualify to take part in a special section of Public Speaking that focuses on overcoming communication anxiety. The PRCA Exam determines if you qualify for this course.

Tactics that can help: 

  1. Be well-prepared before speaking to a group: Know material, audience and conditions
  2. Practice your speech: Practice alone, in the mirror, in the corner, with a friendly audience and record your practices
  3. Have a backup, in case you forget what you want to say: Have notecards with your outline
  4. Reduce the fear of your audience: Realize they are usually on your side and want you to do well
  5. Relax yourself just before you speak: Take three deep breaths and close your eyes and count to ten

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Oral Communication Center
Ross Hall Room 442
(307) 766-3815

Spring 2016 Hours

 Monday

9:00-9:50

 Tuesday

9:00-10:30, 11:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00

 Wednesday

9:00-1:00 and 1:30-3:30

 Thursday

9:00-10:30 and 1:00-2:00

 Sunday

6:00-10:00 STEP center located in Coe Library (walk in hours)


Contact Us

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