Procrastination: Bright Ideas in Public Speaking with Dr. Sunny






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How can you STOP procrastinating and write a great speech?

WHY DO TODAY WHAT WE CAN DO TOMORROW?

YOU’D THINK THIS WAS OUR NATIONAL MOTTO IF YOU LOOK AROUND ON SOCIAL MEDIA. IN FACT PROCRASTINATION IS SO COMMON THAT A 2007 STUDY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY FOUND THAT UP TO 95 PERCENT OF COLLEGE STUDENTS PROCRASTINATE. DUH! PROCRASTINATION IS TOTALLY A GOOD THINK–YOU ALWAY HAVE SOMETHING TO DO TOMORROW AND NOTHING TO DO TODAY…

AND THAT WORKS WELL FOR SOME THINGS, BUT NOT FOR PUBLIC SPEAKING. AS A MATTER OF FACT IN PUBLIC SPEAKING A BETTER WAY OF LOOKING AT PROCRASTINATION IS TO REMEMBER THAT TODAY IS THE TOMORROW YOU WORRIED ABOUT YESTERDAY.

AND THAT WORRY, CAN HAVE NEGATIVE EFFECTS. PROCRASTINATORS EARN LOWER SCORES IN COLLEGE AND THEY OFTEN THINK THEY DID BETTER ON ASSIGNMENTS THAN THEY ACTUALLY DID. A DATA-MINING STUDY INTO HOMEWORK SUBMISSIONS IN A CHEMISTRY CLASS FOUND THAT STUDENTS WHO SUBMIT THEIR WORK THE DAY BEFORE THE DUE DATE SCORE THREE PERCENTAGE POINTS LOWER THAN THEIR CLASSMATES. THE SWEET SPOT–SUBMIT THREE DAYS BEFORE FOR THE BEST CHANCE AT THE HIGHEST GRADE.

IDENTIFYING THE SOURCE OF YOUR PROCRASTINATION IS CRITICAL IN TRICKING YOUR BRAIN AND GIVING YOUR SPEECH.

MANY STUDENTS PROCRASTINATE BECAUSE OF FEAR. YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THAT IN MY VIDEOS ON COMMUNICATION APPREHENSION.

ANOTHER MAJOR SOURCE OF COLLEGE STUDENT PROCRASTINATION? SOCIAL MEDIA. RESEARCH BY STOP PROCRASTINATING, A PRODUCTIVITY APP, FOUND THAT 64% OF COLLEGE STUDENTS SAID THEY PROCRASTINATE ON SCHOOL WORK WHEN RESPONDING TO A SOCIAL MEDIA ALERT WHILE STUDYING. HOW CAN YOU BEAT THIS TYPE OF PROCRASTINATION–I RECOMMEND MAKING YOUR PUBLIC SPEAKING CLASS A BIGGER PART OF YOUR ON-LINE LIFE: DOWNLOAD THE CANVAS APP, SET UP NOTIFICATIONS SO THEY’LL POP UP ON YOUR PHONE, SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL TO SEE THE LATEST VIDEO LESSONS FIRST, LIKE MY FACEBOOK PAGE AND FOLLOW MY TWITTER. INTEGRATING YOUR IDENTITY AS A PUBLIC SPEAKER WITH YOUR REGULAR HABITS WILL MAKE IT MUCH MORE DIFFICULT TO AVOID YOUR SPEECH…

AND FOR MOST OF US–THE BEST WAY TO GET THINGS DONE IS SIMPLY TO BEGIN.

IN PREPARING A SPEECH, YOU BEGIN WITH PREPARATION AND PRACTICE.

AND THOSE ARE TWO OF THE THREE P’S FOR SUCCESSFUL PUBLIC SPEAKING… THE THIRD? YOU GUESSED IT–DON’T PROCRASTINATE!

IN THE NEXT VIDEO, I’LL SHARE THE SECRETS TO PREPARE A SPEECH THAT WILL IMPRESS YOUR AUDIENCE.

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Dr. Sunny Skye Hughes teaches at Santa Fe College-ranked #1 community college in 2016 by the Aspen Institute.

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