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Fear of public speaking is right up there with spiders, heights — and even death. In fact, according to a Psychology Today article, The Thing We Fear More Than Death, surveys indicate the fear of public speaking often tops that list.
So our fear of talking in front of people often outweighs our fear of death. So logical.
If you think about it, you will certainly do public speaking at some point in your life: a presentation, a team meeting, a speech at a friend’s wedding, or accepting an award.
Public Speaking is feared more than death
In terms of your career, the ability to speak well can open doors for you. You will need effective speaking to connect with a client or prospect in a presentation, demonstrate leadership in a team meeting, and convey your ideas to your leadership team … i.e. your boss and your boss’s boss.
This is a safe environment where the participant will feel safe stepping "outside of their box" and learning how capable they are when it comes to speaking in public. The Impromptu, social, expository and formal speeches will be presented. This will be an active training session where participants will have the opportunity to practice what is learned.
Whether you are just starting your career or you have been in the workforce for some time, I urge you to develop your public speaking skills - and JCI has the tools to help!
Leadership Training University (LTU) brings together incoming chapter leaders and interested members from across the country. Session topics include:
- making an impact in your community
- understanding what constitutes a healthy chapter
- keeping chapters legally and financially compliant
- building strong chapter boards
- effective communication with members, potential members, and civic leaders
- understanding the membership database, the website, and other tools and resources.