rather give that speech after all?

The Eloquent Woman

We've been guilty of repeating the myth that people fear public speaking more than anything else, but checked to get the data -- and in fact, snakes are feared more than public speaking, by 56 percent of those surveyed compared to 40 percent who fear public speaking, according to a 2001 Gallup poll. The snakes have been winning this contest since 1998, according to Gallup.)

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Strategies for Apprehension Management

The Communication Blog

Here, then, is my most complete discussion of communication apprehension (with an emphasis on skills for managing apprehension) from my Essential Elements of Public Speaking , minus the reference citations to research. Boston, MA: Pearson, 1998). Apprehension in public speaking is normal; everyone experiences some degree of fear in the relatively formal public speaking situation. Their fear appears in conversations, small group settings, and public speaking situations.

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Here is my 500th Public Speaking Tip: Don't be a 'one-speech-wonder!'

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

I'm going to publish my 500th Public Speaking Tip in this post but first I will tell you about some recent talks and training. Coaching a club speaker. hour session with a speaker who had booked me for my service offering coaching for Women's Institute speaker auditions and club speakers. It was good to work with such a focused speaker. Some years ago I was discussing a very good speaker with an organiser who had booked me for a club.

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Speaking and sport

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Back in 1998, when I had been a speaker for just a couple of years, I spoke at a WI Group meeting in Oxford. This got a big laugh and the poor speaker realised what was happening and said 'Well, he has to get his material from somewhere!' Afterwards we chatted and she didn't mind, in fact she booked me for the Oxfordshire WI Markets Annual Lunch the next year, another great gig, but I look back on it as unprofessional behaviour by a fairly novice speaker.