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Chapter 1. What Fresh Hell Is This? > Top Ten Excuses People Use to Avoid Publi... - Pg. 5

What Fresh Hell Is This? 5 Talk Soup Public speaking is the art of delivering a speech to a group of people. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. I have laryngitis. I didn't have time to write a speech. I'm embarrassed about how I might look to others. I just moved here from Bora-Bora (or Tibet, Mars, New York City), and no one can understand my accent. I'm too nervous--I'll drop dead from fear. I just had a root canal, and my lips are numb. I will forget what I have to say. My cat ate my speech. Now let's take a closer look at these excuses. Excuse #1: I don't have anything to say . You don't have anything to say? Sorry, that excuse won't work. Everyone has something to say. In fact, everyone has a lot to say. If you don't believe me, try this experiment. For one day, carry around a notepad and pencil. Every hour, take out the pad and list the people