The Voice The World Needs to Hear

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I took the day off the other day because I had lost my voice. Ironically, I spent part of the evening watching the TV show The Voice with my wife. On the show singers compete for the big break in their career. Each competitor has something in common with nearly every professional I have worked with in developing their presentation, public speaking, or media interview skills. They have to overcome their fear to achieve their dream. And it’s a big … Continue reading

What Spiders, Snakes, Flying, and Public Speaking Have in Common

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Stage fright, performance anxiety, fear of public speaking, or glossophobia. Different words; same feelings. This infographic, provided by Lydia Bailey at, helps break it down from several different angles. See which part of it speaks to you—especially if you get anxious before public speaking. Remember that snakes, spiders (certain kinds), and even planes can cause death. I’ve never heard of anyone who actually died by public speaking or giving a presentation. Sure, you might think you’re going to die, … Continue reading