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Speak Up with Confidence: Join Toastmasters

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

Here’s an idea to help you better meet the challenge of public speaking. Reading time 4:25.

          Your palms are moist. Your mouth is dry. Your stomach is churning. Your eyes are burning. And your lips are quivering. You’re sure you’re going to die just as soon as you step up to that podium or next to that lectern.

          Your fear is very real and natural, especially for infrequent or inexperienced speakers.

         “There are two types of speakers: those that are nervous and those that are liars,” said Mark Twain, the author and public speaker.

        The most effective leaders understand that fear is your body’s calling card, summoning up just the right amount of adrenalin to prod and provoke you beyond your comfort zone so that you can perform such an unnatural act as standing before more than one other person and speaking your mind.

       Your fear is not only normal. Continue reading