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Little Black Business Books - Networking Step By Step: A guide to making networking work for you by Marilyn Messik

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Chapter 5

SPEAKING IN PUBLIC AND MAKING SENSE

Statistically, for some people, speaking in public ranks higher in stress terms than almost any other activity they can think of. Quite what the parameters were for the research that produced this startling statistic I’m really not quite sure. Whether, for example, they factored in things like jumping out of a plane for a sky dive, or a visit to a masked man with a hypodermic in his hand, remains shrouded in mystery.

However, whilst there’s no doubt there are the odd one or two amongst us who like nothing better than a captive audience and are inclined to perform at the drop of a hat, the attitude of the majority veers more towards the apprehensive. The prospect of standing up and speaking ...

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