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  1. 1. The Worse Speech Youʼll Ever Give, Is Far Better than the Speech You Never Give!One of the greatest fears people have is the “Fear of Public Speaking.” Up to 75% ofthe population suffer from this malady. Thereʼs even a word for it - glossophobia.Glosso from the Greek language meaning tongue and phobus, meaning fear.You know the benefits of delivering presentations. • Great speakers are perceived as Experts. • Being an Expert helps your career. Perception is reality, and we rather work with Experts - correct? • Experts are also able to charge more for their services. • Itʼs good for the ego!Itʼs worth the effort to be perceived as an Expert.There is no pill to take, movie to watch, or book to read that will instantly morph you intoa dynamic presenter. The only way to become a great speaker is to Speak!This is true of all skills, isnʼt it? If you want to be a great baker - Bake! If you want to bea great swimmer - Swim! Studying the subject will help, but there is no shortcut tobecoming great at anything. The learning is in the doing!In the doing, there are going to be some failures. The cake will fall, the swim meet willbe lost and the speaker will stumble. Thatʼs life, thatʼs how we learn. Get over it andget on with it.Whatʼs the very worse that could happen if you give a lousy speech? You make afool of yourself, maybe a BIG Fool of Yourself. So what? Who really cares? As long asyour talk didnʼt hurt someone, whatʼs the big deal with failing?
  2. 2. Iʼve delivered plenty of poor presentations. • No, itʼs not fun. • Yes, it is embarrassing. • Of course, I vowed to never try it, again. • Absolutely, I learned more from those terrible presentations than I ever learned from the ones where there was great applause.When you give that terrible speech: • Pick yourself up. • Dust yourself off. • Figure our what went wrong. • Work on correcting it. • Develop, Practice and Deliver another Speech.I Guarantee:The Worse Speech Youʼll Ever Give, Is Far Better than the Speech You Never Give!About the AuthorFred E. Miller is a speaker, an author and a coach.Businesses and individuals hire him because they want to improve their PublicSpeaking and Presentation Skills.They do this because we perceive really great speakers to be Experts.Perception is reality and we rather deal with Experts.He shows them how to Develop, Practice and Deliver Knock Your Socks OffPresentations! with -No Sweat!Fred E. MillerFred@NoSweatPublicSpeaking.comnosweatpublicspeaking.comPhoto Credit: William Brawley