Monday, January 21, 2008

"Give me speech... or give me death!"

We have all heard that people fear public speaking more than death... but a recent study reported at SixMinutes blog proves that the fear of public speaking is overrated !

The web comic xkcd has charted the number of deaths from numerous activities, but no public speaking deaths have been reported.

As I write this, Google searches demonstrate that public speaking is a non-life threatening activity. All of these return zero results:
“died in a public speaking accident”
“died in a speaking accident”
“died in a presentation accident”
“died in a PowerPoint accident”
Based on this "internet study" you can now breath easier at your next Toastmasters meeting !

Now, all you have to fear is fear itself !

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