Monday, July 14, 2008

for speakers: a jitters quiz

If you're trying to figure out why you get nervous when speaking before an audience--and some tips for how to overcome your jitters--take this quiz put together by psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers. Taking the speaker's view, she looks at how you perceive yourself as a nervous speaker--for example, does your fear of speaking mean you have a more deep-seated issue?--and how you perceive your audience and make decisions about your speech as a result. How did you score--and did this give you new insights about your speaking style?