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JULY 2012
JULY IS NATIONAL FREEDOM FROM PUBLIC SPEAKING MONTH!
The room is alive with sounds of lively chatter, intermittent laughter and anxious anticipation. This gathering, of people who have taken time out of their busy lives to trek across town just to hear you speak, has settled down for an evening of relaxation and poetry. The music’s intro begins, signaling the start of your program, and as you enter center stage and take the mic you suddenly find yourself overcome with nervousness. Scenario sounds familiar? Well, perhaps the venue or the exact occasion may not have been your situation but many of us have experienced stage fright, or the fear of public speaking at one time or another in our lives. Authors, teachers, performers and even politicians report experiencing some form of anxiety when it comes to public speaking. Fear of public speaking is so common that it ranks among Americans’ top ten despairs, surpassing the fear of flying and even death itself!

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This month why not take steps to quell this ‘monster’ and break from its grasp. During the month of July many seminars and self help videos are on a campaign to help you address vocal performance anxiety and to become a better public speaker. Improve your grades in school, enhance those power presentations at work and overall boost your self confidence and social esteem.

Recall the former scenario above? Well, this author simply closed her eyes briefly, took a deep breath, said a little prayer, donned a smile ocean wide and hit the spotlight! {And she kept a bottle of water handy nearby. :-)}

Wishing you all much success on your speaking journey! Now, go get’em!

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