Many people are so afraid of public speaking that they would rather run blindfolded down the middle of a busy highway than make a presentation to an audience. The formal name for speechmaking anxiety, which affects three out of every four people, is glossophobia. This fear is so abject that in polls it outranks necrophobia, the fear of dying. Are you a glossophobe? If so, take heart: Presentation expert Warwick John Fahy, a member of Toastmasters International’s Hall of Fame, has the answer to your problem. He details eight steps toward becoming a more confident public speaker, including some “fearbusters” you can use to conquer your dread of making presentations. This easy-to-follow program can help anyone present fearlessly. getAbstract recommends Fahy’s valuable advice on public speaking.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why many members of many audiences do not pay attention to speakers and
- How to use eight tactics to engage your audience.
About the Author
Warwick John Fahy, a business presentation coach in Asia, is the general manager of Teamswork China. In 2007, Toastmasters International inducted Fahy into its Hall of Fame. Fahy is president of the Professional Speakers Association of China, which he founded.