Public Speaking Anxiety: It Tops The List!

It still surprises me when I see a list of the Top Ten Fears in the World and notice “Public Speaking” topping the list. Number One! Over the fear of snakes, heights, spiders… even over the fear [...]

“Just Relax and Be Yourself!”

I had a light bulb moment about 10 years ago when I was teaching a college course titled: Acting I. Typically, on the first day of class, I asked my students why they’d registered for the course [...]

Be Seen and Heard

When I first started teaching Public Speaking, I worked with a group of 12 young women. They each had different reasons for registering.  They all had something in common: fear. One student [...]