Speaking With Confidence

If you are a student, you may be asked to speak before your class, and those of us who are not, may be asked to speak at a wedding, funeral, sports event, party, or office, sales, or political meeting. Public speaking, like dancing, builds our social skills, and like martial arts, builds confidence. Also, it is the foundation for leadership …

Overcoming Speaking Anxiety

Overcoming Speaking Anxiety in Meetings & Presentations by Lenny Laskowski1996 LJL Seminarshttp://www.ljlseminars.com Do your knees feel like Gumby’s when you have to get up and speak in front of a group? Do you feel like the next words out of your mouth are going to be the dumbest words ever uttered by a human? If you said yes to either …

The fear of speaking in public is actually the fear of being judged by others

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age (Aristotle) Why did Aristotle (384 ~ 322 BC) say, “Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age”? Because in the young, bashfulness appears to be ‘cute’ and an expression of innocence. Yet, as we grow older, we find that shyness inhibits our growth and …