Public Speaking Nightmares

Public speaking is a dance with fear, a dance you need to lead. It’s the battle with yourself to not look like an idiot, to get out of your head: the challenge to be yourself, when everyone is watching.

Where I work, most people want you to succeed. So when you’re presenting, they are vying for you. But once you let on you’re stressed, they get stressed – and no one needs any more stress.

The risk of failure is a propellant, in the right proportions. It’s no different than riding a wave or playing the guitar: do it, but don’t think about doing it.

It’s the fear of thinking about it that leads to the nightmares.

About pinklightsabre

William Pearse publishes memoir, travel journals, poetry and prose, and lives in the Pacific Northwest.
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2 Responses to Public Speaking Nightmares

  1. alesiablogs says:

    tell a joke first off and think of everyone in their pj’s..that should do it!

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