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HCR058: Who’s Afraid of Public Speaking?

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In this episode, I talk about public speaking as a valuable tool that we all need in our toolbox. I have taught Public Speaking to college students for more than 22 years, and have seen students come into class terrified of public speaking and finish the course with a new confidence that they can actually succeed! This skill has applications for every profession, as well as being an essential for good preaching and teaching in the church.

In this podcast, I talk about the two big mountains that must be faced first if we are to learn public speaking:

  • Nervousness (fear!) is the greatest obstacle. Most people are afraid to speak in public.
  • Preparation must be embraced, and it should be seen as the only effective ‘antidote’ to fear.

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