American comedian Jerry Seinfeld said there was once a survey conducted cataloguing the worst and deepest fears of a particular group of people. Number two on the list was the fear of death.
Number one was public speaking.
"That means a majority of people would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy," to paraphrase Seinfeld's joke.
You may have picked this book up for a number of reasons. Maybe you're going to make a big speech at a wedding, family gathering, work meeting, or elsewhere. Maybe you just want a boost to your self-confidence and make yourself a more charismatic speaker.
You could just be a really big fan of my work, perhaps.
Regardless of what it is, thank you for choosing Move the Crowd: The Art of Influencing People Through Public Speaking. In this book, we'll get to the root of the problem that causes the fear of public speaking, increase your positive thinking, give you exercises to fine tune your voice and presence, and much more!
By the time you finish this audiobook, you'll feel more at ease and comfortable speaking in front of small and large groups alike.
There's nothing to fear speaking in front of people, and my hope as we go through the finer points of public speaking together is to ease those fears and bring out a more confident you.
The hardest part of change is getting started, so let's not waste any more time!