How Do You Calm Pre-Speech Nerves? | Speaking With Confidence by Nick Gold

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11 December 2020

Every speaker becomes nervous before their speech, but as we know for some it can have a negative impact on their performance. This fear starts to manifest itself and leads to what is known as glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking, and can inhibit our chances of career progression by up to 15%.

As part of the Penguin Business Experts series, Nick Gold, Managing Director of Speakers Corner and President of the International Association of Speaker Bureaus (IASB) has written his first book, ' Speaking With Confidence ', which is packed full of expert advice and tips to help anyone who has to speak in front of an audience. Nick has decades of experience coaching some of the best speakers in the country. In this short video he delivers a crucial tip to help you calm those pre-speech nerves.

Speaking With Confidence is now available to order via the Penguin website Nick is also available to host training sessions with employees ranging from C-Suite to team leaders and heads of departments, as well as those who speak at internal and external events, to boost their confidence and improve their public speaking skills.

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