Jerry Seinfeld once said this about the fear of speaking in front of people: "To the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy."
Why are so many of us afraid to speak in front of others? There are many possible reasons, actually. Just to name a few, we might not have a lot of experience doing it, we could be worried about presenting new ideas, or we may be nervous about speaking with a new audience or one higher in status. But most professions require at least some speaking in front of others-at conferences, meetings, presentations, and more. The good news is there are ways to not only conquer this fear, but also to become an engaging speaker. This month's e-zine is full of insights on accomplishing those two things.
Another quite common reason we might be afraid to speak in front of others is that we simply feel we're not good at it. Our Development Challenge and resources will help you change that feeling. The Development Challenge will show you the best ways to begin a presentation or meeting-after all, the beginning is when your audience will be the most apprehensive.
We've included several resources, which provide ideas for what to do (and what not to do!) when giving a presentation. You'll find tips within the resources for engaging your audience and expanding your influence. And you'll also find inspiration from an unlikely source: a four-year-old who has his presentation skills down pat!
Be sure to check out this month's Feature Article, written by Dr. Harwant Khush. You're probably ready to start improving as a speaker and influencer, but how can you actually set and achieve that goal? This article has the answer. Read it, and learn the steps to fulfilling any goal.
Whether you want to face your fears, give compelling presentations, or lead meetings effectively, this month's e-zine is a must-read for every professional.
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