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North Campus Course Aims to Ease Anxiety of Public Speaking


A noncredit course designed to alleviate people’s intense fear of public speaking will be offered this fall at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s North Campus near Wellsboro.

Whether participants wish to speak up in public meetings, run for public office, volunteer with a cause they support or find themselves in a new position that requires them to lead meetings, Speaking for Your Organization offers understanding and support to do away with trepidation.

Learning to organize and plan their thoughts, understanding the need to know their audience, and practicing what they want to say will open new doors of self-confidence for attendees. Deciding what to say, how to say it and when to say it will ease participants’ fears and release a new enthusiasm for speaking in front of other people that they never believed they had.

Linda Williams, a certified training presenter, has been teaching noncredit classes for Penn College since 2000. Attendees should come prepared to practice, bring ideas for speaking topics, and be ready to have a good time as they loosen their vocal cords and let go of their anxiety.

The class – which costs $109 – will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Oct. 3, 17 and 31 and Nov. 14. To register, call the North Campus at 570-724-7703.

For information on credit offerings at Penn College, visit the Academic Schools page.

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