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4 ways college students can overcome shyness

College students are often too shy and may have trouble dealing with anxiety on college campus. Not only are we away from home and familiar surroundings, but we’ve been plunked into a sea of strange faces.

Overcome your shyness with our tips. (Credit: The NOOK Blog)

Overcome your shyness with our tips. (Credit: The NOOK Blog)

Public speaking and making friends can be difficult. That’s why it’s important to learn how to overcome shyness and speak up in a crowd. Read more

6 public speaking tips for college students

Everyone has a fear of public speaking. I was so nervous when I had to speak in college. But public speaking and debate are great skills to learn not just for college classes but for your career and life in general.

Improve your public speaking skills with our tips. (Credit: Tom Noonan)

Improve your public speaking skills with our tips. (Credit: Tom Noonan)

Here are some debate and public speaking tips for college students. Read more

How to eliminate “um” and “like” for student success

Improve your speechHey, you know, like, um, dude, seriously, it’s like totally uncool, um, you know what I’m sayin’ … No, you probably don’t. Colloquial speech may be okay among your friends or social group, but in your school and business life, you need to communicate well. Effective communication skills reflect confidence in the message you’re trying to convey. For a student advantage in your college life, with professors and in your business communication, learn how to drop the “um” and “like” right away.

Why use “um” and what it says about us

The use of “um” and “you know” and other filler words in our speech is a habit we get from an early age.
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