Learn to overcome public speaking anxiety at Feb. 28 UCITE session

Getting up and speaking in front of a gathering can be daunting for some people. According to some reports, it ranks higher on the fear scale than even skydiving. And yet, academics are required to do just that in many forums, from classrooms to professional meetings.

At the next UCITE session, Sarah de Swart will draw upon her theatrical background to share tips performers use to overcome the nervousness at being the focus of attention of a crowd.

The discussion will take place Thursday Feb. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library building (use the Adelbert Road doors).

Pizza and sodas will be provided at this session. RSVP to ucite@case.edu.