Fear Of Public Speaking Quotes by Jerry Seinfeld, Dionysius I of Syracuse, Mark Twain, Rudolf Flesch, Jason Wiles, Kumail Nanjiani and many others.
According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.
Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent.
It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
Say what you have to say, and then stop.
I was always a clown. In the eighth grade I won a city speech contest by doing an Eddie Murphy routine. I’m no good at public speaking, but if I can assume a role and speak as that person, then I’m fine. When I had to give a book report, I always did it in character.
I was extremely shy and had a terrible fear of public speaking. But I had fallen in love with stand-up.
Know what you are talking about.
I took a public speaking class in college and managed to make the class laugh a little bit.
Fear paralyses you – fear of flying, fear of the future, fear of leaving a rubbish marriage, fear of public speaking, or whatever it is.
There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.
I had used eclectic therapy and behavior therapy on myself at the age of 19 to get over my fear of public speaking and of approaching young women in public.
A good orator is pointed and impassioned.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Know what you’re talking about.
If you have a crippling fear of public speaking, recognize that that is perfectly normal. And know that the only way to get over those nerves is to fully understand the material, the points, the policy you are trying to explain – and then practice it a little bit.
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
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