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Scared Speechless by Shirley Impelizzeri, Rohr Steve

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Chapter 1You’ve Got Some Nerve

According to most studies, people’s number-one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.

Jerry Seinfeld

Stage Flight

Public speaking is the great equalizer. Just ask Hollywood movie director Michael Bay. Bay’s numerous films, including the Transformers franchise, have grossed almost $8 billion at the box office worldwide.1 Yet, even with this formidable experience “calling the shots,” the famous director fled the stage at a 2014 Las Vegas electronics ...

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