What you need to know to get over your fear of public speaking

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How do you feel about public speaking? Do you feel nauseous just at the thought of it? I get it, trust me.

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s take on public speaking was this: “Speaking in front of a crowd is considered the number one fear of the average person. I found that amazing. Number two was death. Death was number two?! This means to the average person if you have to be at a funeral you would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy.”

I would have preferred to be in the casket. One of the many fears I had growing up was of public speaking. I couldn’t do it. Or, at least I convinced myself I couldn’t do it. [Read more…]