I was heading down the escalator with one of my students to a general bookstore today to get her some material that would help with her vocabulary, grammar, and basic sentence structuring. Personal Development, being my absolute favorite section of any bookstore, was the first place we went to. After about 10-15 minutes of scanning, we grabbed a book enticing enough to kick off her first ever English book reads; and upon leaving the store, I saw Ted Talks by Christopher Anderson.
A few weeks ago, I posted a somewhat controversial comment on a Tedx video featuring one of Thailand’s “superstars.” Shortly after that, I got a response on two media platforms from the director of the school inviting me to the school where this particular woman graduated from and it changed my life forever.
So, given the history of what Tedx has brought me, I decided to buy the book just over 10 bucks and it reminded me of Dale Carnegie’s book “Public Speaking” which I’m still currently reading, or have been reading for the last year. DOPE!
With a combination of these two books, I realized I can deliver some really useful material both in blog form and podcast for regarding speeches, orators, publicly speaking and using fear to your advantage – among so many other things.
Just a few weeks ago I was having a very intellectual conversation with an extremely smart YouTuber about a variety of topics, and he said that public speaking was his worst fear. Well, you’re not alone. In fact, public speaking is just as big a fear as flying and even heights. I’m going to conjure and deliver some great material for those of you who are in high school, college, heads of companies, heads of departments…etc, who desperately need to get over that fear.
I love what Les Brown said (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8mGRToWyf8&t=2093s) about conquering fear in this video from 17:45-18:45. When death is not an option, what else could you be afraid of? If you have family to feed and a mother and father to take care of, you’re going to do everything possible to face fear head-on, right? Well, join me on this journey!
Podcast – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/11245890