Public Speaking Guide

Public speaking has been around since the dawn of man but the power of the spoken word has not diminished at all. Nations have been transformed, battles won, and hearts opened by the skill of a public speaker. Still, public speaking remains an illusive art to many. Glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking, remains the top fear. Individuals cower at the prospect of delivering a speech. In fact, 75 percent of people suffer from speech anxiety.

Despite the anxieties public speaking may induce, confident oratorical delivery remains an essential part of career and personal success. Job interviews are as much a form of public speaking as conference presentations. Teachers and coaches practice public speaking everyday in their careers. Corporate leaders climbed the promotions ladder on the basis of their public speaking aplomb, and excellent public speakers are viewed as excellent leaders. The weight that public speaking carries in ensuring career and personal success makes learning to be an effective public speaker essential.

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