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fear of public speaking | fear of public speaking

loren-rhoads's picture
I taught my first class ever this month.  It was an amazing experience.  Addictive.  I felt like I was able to see things about my students they couldn't see for themselves.  I felt like I was able to help them.  I felt incredibly honored to give them the gift of speaking...
loren-rhoads's picture
This comes from Justine Musk's amazing blog Tribal Writer: "There’s a theory that the fear of public speaking – the most common phobia out there – has its roots in the ancient survival instinct. "If you were out on the plains, and you felt eyes trained on you, chances were it was someone or...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
I'm so excited. A new adventure has come my way. Luck is nothing more than the meeting of a prepared life with an unexpected opportunity. Never forget this. What you dream of doing, you will do. But only when the time is right. The easterners say, "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
They say that one of the top fears of adults is public speaking.  I wonder if that will continue to be the case as we have generations of young adults that are right at home having a public conversation on their cell phone, posting intimate details on various public social media sites, and...
loren-rhoads's picture
In 2006, I attended a one-day seminar on reading in public.  It taught me more about what I didn't need to worry about than what I wanted to address.  My expectations were undoubtedly too high. The workshop promised "tips on vocalization skills that will help you strengthen your voice...
valorie-wells's picture
Are you one of those white-knuckled passengers who is not actually afraid of flying, just the take-offs and landings? Perhaps you are an effective employee or a truly diligent manager but then you get "the memo." You have to introduce the next kick-off campaign at the annual company...