Tips For Public Speaking Learned From Teaching

Are you terrified to speak in front of an audience?

Growing up, I hated being the center of attention.  I didn’t like being called on in class, I was quiet (shocking I know), and I spent lots of time worrying about what others thought about me.  I don’t know when I began to truly come into my own personality, but it was sometime around my senior year in high school.  I started to give more presentations, speak more at family events, and I even looked for ways to stand out and give a talk or speech of any kind. In college I tried out for a drama team on a whim and was selected to be in the group. I found a love for improv and performance. I never performed in a play or took acting lessons, but I had a good amount of experience in front of a crowd. Then I became a teacher.

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