“PEOPLE WOULD RATHER STAND NAKED WHILE ON FIRE, OVERLOOKING
a 30-story fall, covered with spiders and snakes than give a speech,” joked one of my students. The fear associated with presenting in front of others is pervasive and problematic. The Book of Lists has repeatedly reported that the fear of speaking in public is the most frequent answer to the question “What scares you most?” In fact, 85% of Americans report moderate to extreme anxiety when speaking publicly – be it a sales pitch, classroom speech, or toast.Why is fear of speaking always rated so much higher than other fears and phobias? And, more important, how can you manage and reduce this ubiquitous fear while learning to communicate in a more clear and compelling manner? This website serves as a resource for those wishing to communicate in a more authentic, clear, concise and engaging manner.