fear of public speaking

Bio: Patrick Donadio, MBA, is a keynote speaker and communication/speech coach with over 30 years of experience working with
He is not doing for the show of it. He is not doing it for shock value. He is doing it when he is particularly fired up about
It is annoying to hear speakers calling every question "a good question." If the question isn't good, the audience wouldn't
It'll help you practice in the most realistic way possible.
We've all been there: hours, minutes, maybe even moments away from giving a presentation or speech to a large audience. Maybe you've done this a few times before, maybe it's a completely new thing -- but regardless, you're probably feeling some nerves.
I've got over my fear of public speaking in three simple steps. Apply these steps so you too can overcome public speaking anxiety:
Is there a shortcut to becoming a confident speaker? Oh yes!
According to a Chapman University survey on American fears, our top phobias are public speaking, heights, and bugs. (Fear of clowns rolled in fourth on the Chapman list, but is number one on my personal scared-sh*tless-o-meter.)
I had the opportunity to interview Robyn Hatcher, the author of Standing Ovation Presentations: Discover Your Unique Actortype and Let It Shine. Hatcher uses her experience from her past careers to teach others to find their authentic selves and to become effective speakers