5 public speaking myths that should have long ago been debunked

January 07, 2018 | Presentations, Verbal communication

Ken Sterling, executive vice president and chief revenue officer at BigSpeak, is a keynote speaker and lecturer at UC Santa Barbara in strategy and marketing. Sterling writes that, whether you’re speaking to a full auditorium or giving a casual work presentation, getting up in front of an audience can be daunting — even terrifying. If you feel paralyzed with fear before approaching the podium, you’re not alone: Public speaking is people’s top fear.

Unfortunately, public speaking is surrounded by an aura of negativity, largely perpetuated by a series of misconceptions. Sterling, in a column he wrote for Forbes magazine, urges public presenters to not let these common myths deter them from delivering a confident speech. Click here for the five myths that should have long ago been debunked.

Mike Consol teaches public speaking, PowerPoint presentation skills and business writing to companies and business professionals. Contact him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 925-449-1040.