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How to Conquer an Introvert’s Fear and Loathing of Public Speaking

Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the stage

Larry Cornett, Ph.D.
Jul 7, 2017 · 17 min read
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Yes, I Said Love

Mastering public speaking was the best investment I ever made in my career.

Seventy percent of employed Americans who give presentations agree that presentation skills are critical to their success at work. (Forbes)

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Conquering the Fear

Social Anxiety

“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.”
— Ralph Nichols

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It helps to close your eyes. Or so I hear.

Fear of Failure

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Deep Preparation

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Avoid the Green Room

Walk

Shake

Greet

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During Your Presentation

Your Speaking Persona

More Nervous Energy

“Wow, that is some snowstorm out there! I’m glad I was even able to make it here today. As a Californian, I’m afraid to leave my house without a parka and snow boots when the temperature drops below 60 degrees.”

The Spotlight

Friendly Fans

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After Your Talk

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Learn to Love Public Speaking

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