Public speaking used to be a big sore spot for me. I was able to survive it, but just barely. I truly hated it to my core and it caused me a great deal of grief. And don’t get me started on impromptu speaking — whenever something like that would pop up, I would feel pure terror.
A little over two years ago, I finally had enough and decided I needed to do something about it. I joined a toastmasters group my city. After a few months, I started to become much more relaxed. After only one year in the club, I actually started to look forward to giving speeches and facing the challenge of impromptu speaking.
Author: Mark Nagelberg