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Glossophobia is the technical term for fear of public speaking.
The fear of public speaking is the number one phobia in the country — greater even than the fear of death. The comedian, Jerry Seinfeld famously quipped “if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy”.
Can someone who is barely able to utter two sentences together in public lead an independence movement? The answer is yes, and the case in point is Mahatma Gandhi. He recalled “my vision became blurred and I trembled, though the speech hardly covered a sheet of foolscap”.
Superinvestor billionaire, Warren Buffet, says public speaking skills hikes your value by 50%. He admits he was initially terrified at the prospect.
An unpublished letter from 1860 reveals that the precise moment Abraham Lincoln was being vaulted from a local politician to a national figure, panic started to get the best of him. He said he was nervous and unfit to fulfill an engagement he had already made in Connecticut and he declined an invitation to speak in New Jersey shortly afterward, making an excuse about a sickness in his family.
You are in good company if you are nervous, and clearly public speaking can be learned!
All this goes to show you are in good company and that clearly fear of public speaking can be learned. Stage fright can beset even the best of public speakers. The experiences of Ghandi, Buffet and Lincoln can teach us to:
- Don’t avoid your fears, face them head on.
- Speak positively about yourself and your abilities.
- Choose a topic that excites your passion greater than your fear of speaking.
- Focus on delivering a concise but potent message.
- Forget about your own success or failure and keep your eye on what’s important: the people.