Archive for January, 2012

Fear Of Public Speaking – Myth 2

Another speaking myth I have run into often is that you should not use notes while giving a speech or presentation.  I just heard this one again the other day in a corporate office from a Senior Director. Hmmmm … balderdash, I say.  You get to use notes.  It is far too difficult to put [...]


Fear Of Public Speaking – Myth 1

One of the reasons we fear public speaking so much is that we create such a high performance standard for ourselves.  Quite often this standard is perfection. We do this because we fear making a mistake in front of other people.  That’s understandable, of course.  But the perfection standard is unreasonable.  In fact, it contributes to [...]