7 Steps to Fearless Speaking

By Lilyan Wilder | Go to book overview
Save to active project


Introduction

If you asked me what I came into
this world to do, I will tell you: I
came to live out loud.

EMILE ZOLA

Fear of public speaking consistently tops every list of human fears.

In an often-cited 1993 study done by the polling firm BruskinGoldring, 45 percent of those surveyed said they feared public speaking. Thirty percent said they feared death.

In a study of 3,000 Americans published in the Book of Lists (David Wallechinsky, Little, Brown, 1995), the number one fear cited by 41 percent of those studied was speaking to an audience.

And a similar study by A. Ronald Seifert of the Behavioral Institute of Atlanta indicated that “40 million Americans hate speaking so much, they'd do almost anything to avoid it, and perhaps as many as 40 million who speak all the time feel anxious and do not want to give a talk!”

If you are one of those millions who have been plagued all their lives by fear of public speaking if you feel that fear has impeded your career and diminished your life this book can help you.

The Seven Steps to Fearless Speaking explained in these pages are the culmination of more than 30 years of teaching the art of communication—at the New School for Social Research in New York City, at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, at Hunter and Brooklyn Colleges, in private sessions in my studio, and in corporate conference rooms all over America.

-1-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
7 Steps to Fearless Speaking
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 228

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?