Stress Management Discussion




This is a discussion forum for Week 2. Post your responses to one of the 4 discussions in the appropriate thread. Remember to reply to your peers. Main discussions are due before Thursday, and peer responses are due Sunday of Week 2.

  • There are 4 discussions. You may choose any 1 to answer. While you should incorporate the content of readings into your posts, I discourage exclusive quoting or paraphrasing of the material. Instead, I ask you to present your own understanding of the information by sharing your knowledge and incorporating the information you learned by providing your own examples.
  • Your main posts are due before Thursday of thisweek.
  • In addition to your main discussion, you are required to reply to at least 2 classmates in a discussion NOT selected for your main post (this means that if you choose to create a main post in “Credibility” discussion, then you should reply to classmates in any of the otherthree threads – this is required, and responses posted to the same discussion you submitted your main post to will not be counted for peer credit. Responses to your classmates are due by Sunday.
  • Finally, please follow up on responses from the instructor or your peers (in addition to your required two classmate replies) to show a Distinguished effort and to remain fully engaged throughout the learning week.
  • REMEMBER, material from the assigned reading and lessons needs to be included and citations need to be provided at the end of the post along with the word count.

  • Thinking Ahead to Your Informative SpeechCOLLAPSE

    What is a topic you have in mind for your upcoming Informative Speech? Please discuss why you chose the topic and list 3 potential main points that would explain your topic.Remember, you must use the textbook to demonstrate your reading in your discussion responses, including the following:

    1. An academic response of the concept we are discussing. Give us a summary of things you learned about this concept from your assigned chapter readings, citing and referencing in APA.
    2. A thorough example/discussion to support your reflection.
    3. A final statement that tells us what you take away from this week’s lesson.
    4. Properly APA formatted in-text citations and references in ALL original posts and responses to student posts.
    5. Strong grammar, spelling, and mechanics.
    6. In total your discussion should be at least 250 words; responses to student posts should be a minimum of 200 words each.


    7. 1A topic that I have in mind for my Informative speech is to inform my audience about the many benefits of your dog a raw food diet over the store-bought kibbles that we all know so well. The reason that I chose this topic is because of the experiences I have had with my German Shepard Cleo. Over the past year, I have been feeding her a raw food diet and I have experienced a complete change in her overall health, and I feel like it’s wonderful information for everyone with a pet to know about. With that experience and the results I got, I felt like it gave me the credibility to inform other people about the benefits their dog could experience (Lucas, 2019, p. 185). The three potential main points I chose that would explain my topic are how feeding your dog raw food can lead to healthier skin, it can lead to better overall dental health in your dog, and it can also give your dog higher energy levels. I thought these were some of the most important benefits that I have come across that I thought could help me properly inform my audience about the benefits. I thought the best order to put the main points were in topical order because of how the speech will be divided. All of the subtopics become main points throughout the speech which will help the overall speech sound better (Lucas, 2019, p. 167). Overall, I feel like this topic will be interesting enough to grab the attention of my audience and be an enjoyable experience for
    8. References: Lucas, S. (2020). The art of public speaking (13th ed.). Mcgraw-Hill Education.Brozic, D. (2020). (PDF) Raw meat-based diet (BARF) in dogs and cats nutrition. ResearchGate.…
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    10. Speaking with confidence generally means believing in yourself, remember your audience would not take you seriously unless and until you believe in yourself. when you are calm and focused you can manage your thoughts better, confidence also help speakers speak slowly so they are understood. This applys more if you are a person that speak four languages like me with a thick accent. One of the major concerns I have as a student in my class is stage fright. Due to my readings in my course materials I know that I am not the only one. It still does not make me feel better because we all do different things to overcome that problem (Lucas, 2019, p.9). One of the main reasons that make me have stage fright it is the idea of standing up on a stage full of people whether to deliver a message, to entertain, or to do a speech. That is the reason I can consider myself as a nervous speaker. The way I enhance my confidence based on these factors. First I do my research to make sure that I know what I’m going to talk about, and if I do make a mistake I’ll be able to recover quickly. Secondly I make sure to organize ahead of time, for instance to carefully plan out the information I want to represent including any props, audio, or visual aids. The more organized I am, the less nervous I will be. and my final point is to practice my speech over and over again so I can be more comfortable with my audience. Then I do not think of my problem I have with ”stage fright”. Iinstead I think about it as being excited.(Lucas, 2019, p.10). References:Lucas, S. E. (2019). The Art of Public Speaking (13 ed.). McGraw-Hill Education.


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