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Effective Public Speaking - Scott's Perspective
Share this: It’s natural to be unenthusiastic and uncomfortable doing things we’re not strong at. We tend to get others to do such tasks for us, put them off or avoid them entirely. But would we really rather be dead than face tasks we dislike most? Countless studies have shown a majority of people would rather be dead than speak in public. This seems preposterous. We’re born with the ability to speak, have an inherent need for social contact, yet if we had to stand in front of a group of people and present, the majority of us would chose death. Truly staggering! Overcoming Glossophobia – the fear of public speaking – and becoming a competent orator is like most skills, practice makes perfect, or better at least! That said, just like some people are naturally good cooks, some of us are more naturally more gifted at public presentation than others. Considering most of us will have to speak in front of others semi-often during the course of our lives, it’s something we should all logically invest some time in. Even more so, if you’re one of those who would rather be in the casket than giving the eulogy, as comedian Jerry Seinfeld famously joked, it’s time you put some serious time in to getting comfortable speaking in front of others. An article on entrepreneurial website YouInc.com discusses what it takes to become a successful public speaker and got me thinking about times I’ve presented over the years. Regardless of …