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Scared Speechless by Shirley Impelizzeri, Rohr Steve

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Introduction

Public speaking is the #1 fear in America. Death is second.

Yes, we’d rather die than give a speech. We’d also be more willing to get stuck in small spaces, make nice with spiders, or slither with snakes. That’s why millions have made it a mission to avoid public speaking at all costs. Perhaps you’re one of them! By luck or crafty maneuvering, you managed to evade that “mandatory” public speaking course in school. Professionally, you’ve also deftly defied the need to speechify by conveniently “volunteering” others or hiding in the bathroom. You know who you are! Maybe you’ve tried to conquer your fears. You took a class, went to a workshop, read books, or watched training videos to shake your nerves. Despite your very best efforts, ...

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