like you have a fantastic opportunity at your job to improve your communication

Like you have a fantastic opportunity at your job to

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like you have a fantastic opportunity at your job to improve your communication skills, as your boss seems particularly invested in your professional development. While it must get a repetitious to teach the same content 8 times, it must really help you focus on your delivery after you have the content down pat. Manage Discussion Entry
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Go To Parent Ellis, I certainly understand where you're coming from when you mention reading out loud. In my younger years, I had quite a severe speech impediment that prevented me from pronouncing any "r" sound. I had such a love for reading out loud, but it was awfully hard to do as a young child being made fun of for something I couldn't control. It sounds like you have a fantastic opportunity at your job to improve your communication skills, as your boss seems particularly invested in your professional development. While it must get a repetitious to teach the same content 8 times, it must really help you focus on your delivery after you have the content down pat. Reply Reply to Comment HTML Editor Rich Content Editor Attach Cancel Post Reply Collapse Subdiscussion Hadi Soufi Hadi Soufi Jan 1, 2017 Jan 1 at 6:58pm I've never really felt nervous doing public speaking. The opposite rather, I've always felt comfortable on a podium or in front of a group, especially when I feel knowledgeable about a given topic. I'm honestly not sure what more I can say about this. It's hard for me to give suggestions to combat speech anxiety because it just... doesn't bother me. Manage Discussion Entry Go To Topic I've never really felt nervous doing public speaking. The opposite rather, I've always felt comfortable on a podium or in front of a group, especially when I feel knowledgeable about a given topic. I'm honestly not sure what more I can say about this. It's hard for me to give suggestions to combat speech anxiety because it just... doesn't bother me. Reply Reply to Comment HTML Editor Rich Content Editor Attach Cancel Post Reply Collapse Subdiscussion Joseph Diodato
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Joseph Diodato Jan 1, 2017 Jan 1 at 9:25pm I do find myself feeling nervous when I find myself about to speak, whether it be for a class, or for a conference or other form of engagement. I don't particularly feel nervous knowing that I'll have to speak, but I do feel a sense of nervousness when I stand before a group waiting to hear what I have to say. For me in particular, the strongest element to my speech anxiety is a sense of imposter syndrome, or feeling like I'm not competent or qualified enough to present to a room full of my peers on my chosen professional route, higher education. As I reflect on a recent conference presentation I gave at Western Carolina University, I recall feeling even more nervous due to the professional rank of the folks that showed up. While I had been expecting a room full of students, I was also slightly mortified to find several graduate students and professionals who had wondered into my session, finding some intrigue in the proposal that I had submitted. For me, the best way to prepare for a speaking engagement is to prepare to the best of my ability. Not to
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