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We, as a society, tend to rank the fear of public speaking above all other fears. Why is that?... and is it really so bad that it is worse than anything else? In order to understand this, perhaps examining our childhood experiences is in order.

 
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We often talk about the fear of public speaking, but do we stop to think about what we are really afraid of? I would suggest that for most people it is not the act of speaking that is the problem. After all, most of us don’t have a problem speaking. Whether it is talking with one person, or in a group of friends, being afraid is not a common problem.  In fact most of us need to stop speaking and listen more...

 
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