I read an article the other day about the comedian Jerry Seinfeld – recalling his stand-up routine lampooning a survey, which found that people’s number one fear was “public speaking”, with “death” coming in second.
Funny yes, but is it as absurd as it sounds? Unless you’re suffering a terminal illness, death is something you probably expect to happen fairly unexpectedly, whereas public-speaking obligations generally come with plenty of dread-inducing advance notice!
If you are one of the many who would rather be in the coffin than reading the eulogy, the good news is you are not alone, and help is at hand! Take a look at some simple strategies to deal with those nerves, structure your message and deliver the perfect presentation. Go to this link for information: http://www.indigobusiness.co.uk/workshops/workshop.php?wid=10 – after all; presentations don’t all have to painful!
Drop me a line on +44 (0)20 7924 8760 to find out more about attending Indigo’s Skilled Presenter workshop, a unique two-day course designed by award-winning presenters, running across the UK over the coming months.
Let’s get “public speaking” down your list of fears!
ADAM PROTHERO, Managing Consultant