Public Speaking

I was always painfully shy when I was a kid. I mean bad. Like.. if we had to say anything in front of the class or even in front of a few kids in school I would clam up, start crying, and I even barfed a few times.

It's said that public speaking is the biggest fear out there. That people are more scared of speaking in front of a crowd.. than dying... DYING!

I held this fear with me until I started working at the radio station. Being on the mic gets rid of some of this because you know you're speaking to thousands but can only see your partner. Huge help. I can speak in front of a crowd without issue now. But not everyone has the ability to slide into a studio and unknowingly practice getting rid of such fears.

I'll warn you that this is a long article but fantastically written and gives some great tips. You never know when you may be called upon to speak publicly so I urge you to read it and share your thoughts.

Do you have a fear of public speaking?

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      I most definitely do. In English Lit Class we had to give a speech in front of the class about whatever viking/norse mythological being we had been given, and mine was Heimdal. I spent weeks on that speech, I was proud of it...and in the first 5 seconds of being in front of the class I burst into tears and couldn't stop crying. Thankfully, the teacher let me spend the rest of class in the library, making a written version...but that's nowhere near the only incident like that.
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