Are You Worried About Speaking to Public? Quiz January 29, 2020 Are you stressed or anxious delivering a public speech? What about talking to a large audience or giving a lecture? Take this quiz and find out your stress level of public speaking! It will be fun! 1. It turned out today that you will have to speak to a larger audience in one week. How much are you worried about this? From this moment I'm worried and feel anxious through the whole week I start to worry about 4-5 days before my lecture I am worried only 1-2 days before my lecture I start to worry shortly before my lecture (about half an hour before it begins) I never feel anxious when I have to speak in front of audience 2. How actively do you participate in a conversation in a small group? I am leading the conversation I'm actively talking, but it is not me who is leading the conversation I speak occasionally, when I feel like I'm rather silent and prefer observing the others If possible, I avoid such a small group of people 3. When you talk to audience (deliver a presentation or lecture), how many of the below four symptoms do you generally experience? 1. Hand and leg shivering, 2. Trembling voice, 3. Sweating, 4. Flushing face None of them One Two Three All of them 4. If you could be born again, which of the below professions would you choose? A famous actor, singer or performer who receives applause from the audience Successful businessman / businesswoman who has influence on others A civil person, from whom people tend to ask advice A genius who is admired by people A popular writer who has emotional impact on the readers 5. One of my biggest strengths is that ... ... I behave confidently and can easily win arguments ... I can make people laugh, therefore they feel better ... it doesn't cause me a problem to give advice to others that people generally accept ... I am a pleasant conversation partner who is open to people ... I can easily recognize people's emotions 6. What do you think about the future? I live in the moment right now and I'm not worried about the future I hope for the best, but sometimes I take into account that things can turn worse Things can go wrong and well that can be influenced by a lot of factors, even by myself I rather expect things that can get worse I expect the worst option most often and I am worried about it 7. In case of talking to public, have you worried about something you could not influence (e.g. the microphone or projector not working, you fall over)? If I can not influence it, it makes no sense to worry, so I'm not anxious about these I rarely worry about such unpredictable events I remind myself that I've come up with a plan and that I'm well prepared, so I try to concentrate on something else In most of the cases, I'm worried and I'm afraid of such situations I'm always worried about such unpredictable events because I'm afraid I can not figure out what's going to happen 8. When talking to public, have you ever experienced that your speech is erratic, or you even stammer? I have never experienced or felt this It happened maybe once It happened sometimes I have experienced this several times Yes, I have felt and experienced this every time 9. How strong does your heart beat BEFORE presenting or talking to audience? As usual, no difference Just a little faster than usual I can feel that my heart rate is faster, but it does not cause any problem My heart beats pretty fast My heartbeat is extremely fast and strong 10. How strong does your heart beat DURING presenting of talking to audience? As usual, no difference Just a little faster than usual I can feel that my heart rate is faster, but it does not cause any problem My heart beats pretty fast My heartbeat is extremely fast and strong GET THE RESULT!