Universitas Islam Negeri Alauddin Makassar Proceedings, The 1st International Conference on Science and Islamic Studies (ICOSIS-2023)

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Public speaking training for empowering Muslim women: an overview from Teratai Village, addressing speaking anxiety and building confidence
Taufik R. Talalu, Abd. Rasyid Masri, Abd. Halik, Kamaluddin Tajibu, Aminulhaqim R. Talalu

Last modified: 2023-09-20


The low level of participation of Muslim women in community and development activities has prompted the Teratai Village Government to maximize the potential of women by organizing public speaking training. The government claims this training is crucial because many women are unwilling to participate in public sector affairs due to nervousness and a lack of confidence when speaking in front of a large audience. This research examined two aspects: the urgency of public speaking to empower Muslim women in Teratai Village and ways to overcome nervousness and lack of confidence during public speaking. The research method used was qualitative research. The findings of this study confirm the following three points: First, public speaking skills are indeed an important soft skill, as they are closely related to the contribution of Muslim women to various community activities. Second, the public speaking training organized by the village government is a manifestation of their efforts to empower Muslim women in the area. Third, nervousness and lack of confidence when speaking in front of a large audience can be overcome through practicing speeches, which is one of the components of the public speaking training conducted by the village government.

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