discussion post principles of communication

View the TEDTalk “Why I live in Mortal Dread of Public Speaking”Links to an external site. by Megan Washington (TEDx, 2014). Then, view the Sources of Communication Apprehension presentation (adapted from Engleberg & Wynn, 2015). In light of the TEDTalk, the presentation, and your own experiences respond to the following questions:

  • What strikes you as most interesting about Ms. Washington’s talk?
  • Do you relate in any way to her talk or to the Sources of Communication Apprehension presentation?
  • If you had to pick one or two sources of communication apprehension that you feel relate to you, which ones would they be and how do you manage them?

Be sure to respond to your peers as well. As a note, aim for full credit and connect to a scholarly source beyond the TED Talk to show how the discussion ties to your studies in the course. For this post, an integration of a scholarly course should go beyond a mention of the apprehensions from the text above. 


Engleberg, I. N. & Wynn, D. R. (2015). Think communication. Boston, MA: Pearson 

TEDx. (2014). Megan Washington: Why I live in mortal dread of public speaking. http://www.ted.com/talks/megan_washington_why_i_live_in_mortal_dread_of_public_speaking