Overcome Your Speaking Anxiety

Please join us on Thursday, February 15, for our program, Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety. Does the thought of public speaking make you break into a cold sweat? Do you panic when your supervisor calls on you unexpectedly during a meeting? Do you cringe when you’re asked to speak at a social gathering? You are not alone; most of us experience anxiety when speaking in front of others, but we don’t have to.

Communication Instructor Bonnie Tew has a variety of strategies that will help you reduce your stress and manage your anxiety when you’re faced with a public speaking challenge. Learn about the origin of presentation anxiety and what you can do before and during a speech to reduce stress and improve performance.

Bonnie Tew has been a full-time Communication Studies instructor at Washtenaw Community College since 1994. Prior to coming to WCC, she held positions in radio, market research, management, and technical training. When she isn’t teaching at WCC, she teaches conversational English abroad and volunteers in disaster relief, community rebuilding, and community youth program leadership.

Please register for the February STC-SM program here.


  • Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • 6:30 pm: Networking
  • 7 pm: Program


Washtenaw Community College
Crain Liberal Arts and Science Building—LA 376
4800 E Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

How much

  • Students: free with ID
  • Members*: $10
  • Non-members: $20

* Honorary members for the evening: employees of the sponsoring organization and members of sister organizations (UXPA, CHI, and ASTD)