Be Uncomfortable

A Year of Challenges 2011 has been a year where I’ve taken action on some things that have made me feel very uncomfortable.  I joined Toastmasters in early January, and gave my first speech in February.  Why?  I don’t have a direct need to learn public speaking – I don’t work in a position that requires it, …

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Become a BOSS at Public Speaking

“I’d Rather Die” It’s been said that most people fear public speaking more than dying.  While I personally don’t share this sentiment, I can definitely remember the anxiety I felt when giving my first speeches in high school. Why do we fear public speaking?  Sweaty palms, a constricted throat, a wavering voice.  All common symptoms …

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