According to an article on WebMD, "The idea of making a presentation in public is the No. 1 fear reported by people in the U.S."
While you may never be called upon to be a professional Tony Robbins, encouraging the masses towards higher reaches of success, you are likely to be asked to speak in a team meeting at work, a little league practice, a presentation at school or to make some other type of public presentation, not just once but many times throughout your long and busy life.
Being comfortable speaking in front of a group is more important today than perhaps at any other time in history. While it may have been easy for historic greats like Thomas Edison to avoid speeches (as he was famous for), your modern work environment doesn’t allow that luxury. Yet, the fact remains that nearly half of all Americans are uncomfortable with these public speaking requirements.
The good news is that with a few simple steps you can be on the road to feeling more comfortable when you are speaking publicly. You will be able to speak without fear. And you’ll be able to speak effectively.
This is NOT a textbook or workbook for someone who wants to become a professional speaker. It’s a simple-to-read and simple-to-act-on guide for the person who finds themself in positions where they need to speak and succeed in front of any crowd!