The Art of Public Speaking [Article]

Maria Popova shares this quote from “How to use the power of the printed word” stuck a chord, while providing tips on how to overcome stage fright in the course of public speaking:

The more you sweat in advance, the less you’ll have to sweat once you appear on stage. Research your topic thoroughly. Check the library for facts, quotes, books, and timely magazine and newspaper articles on your subject. Get in touch with experts. Write to them, make phone calls, get interviews to help round out your material.

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