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30 Days to a More Powerful Memory by Ph.D. Gini Graham Scott

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Chapter 29. Walk the Talk: Speeches, Presentations, and Meetings

Popularly, public speaking is sometimes rated as being the public’s number one fear before death. At least that’s what they frequently say at workshops and seminars. In any case, it is often scary, particularly when you are first starting to do this on a regular basis, and even after that, seasoned speakers and presenters, like stage actors and actresses, often feel anxious flutters before they go on. Remember, though, that having a slightly increased stress level can actually lead to a better performance, since your energy and adrenaline is up and flowing, while too much—as you may have already learned—can interfere with performance.

Perhaps the major concern, apart from people not ...

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