Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Multidisciplinary and Applications (WMA) 2018, 24-25 January 2018, Padang, Indonesia

Research Article

Reducing Students' Public Speaking Anxiety by Developing International Seminar School Project Task

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.24-1-2018.2292394,
        author={D Apriyanti},
        title={Reducing Students' Public Speaking Anxiety by Developing International Seminar School Project Task},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Multidisciplinary and Applications (WMA) 2018, 24-25 January 2018, Padang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={WMA-2},
        year={2020},
        month={2},
        keywords={school project task international seminar public speaking anxiety},
        doi={10.4108/eai.24-1-2018.2292394}
    }
    
  • D Apriyanti
    Year: 2020
    Reducing Students' Public Speaking Anxiety by Developing International Seminar School Project Task
    WMA-2
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.24-1-2018.2292394
D Apriyanti1,*
  • 1: Politeknik Negeri Padang, Kampus Limau Manis, Padang, Indonesia
*Contact email: difi_apriyanti@yahoo.com

Abstract

Public Speaking plays an important role in self-development since being a public speaker, the person must speak fluently in front of the audience, and at the same time she must control her anxiety and grab the audiences’ attention. Since it is not an easy thing, these characteristics must be built. Therefore, teachers of this course must provide an appropriate task which sharpens these skills. In this research, a task named International Seminar School Project Task is designed. It is a task which sharpens nearly all characteristic of a public speaker. This task is given to two Public Speaking classes in English Department PNP, which consists of 50 students totally. To know the result of this task, questionnaires and assessments are carried out. There are 45 students who said that this task is so challenging but it gives satisfaction for them. They feel more confident now if they are asked to speak in front of many people. The opinion is equal with the result from public speaking rubric. It can be concluded that the students are in level high for their performance.