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  1. Richard I. Garber
    January 2, 2014 @ 1:22 am

    Of course public speaking is not the number one fear. And it’s not something new. I often point to the Gallup poll results reported back in March 2001 with the title Snakes Top List of Americans’ Fears:
    http://www.gallup.com/poll/1891/snakes-top-list-americans-fears.aspx

    Before Halloween in 2012 I blogged about how Either Way You Look at It, Public Speaking Really is Not Our Greatest Fear:
    http://joyfulpublicspeaking.blogspot.com/2012/10/either-way-you-look-at-it-public_23.html

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    • Ryan
      January 2, 2014 @ 7:08 am

      I guess it would be more accurate to state “public speaking is (or was) feared by the most people compared to any other fear” rather than “the greatest fear”.

      As discussed in your blog post, depending on the study different people got different results as the most commonly feared thing.

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  2. SV
    June 1, 2016 @ 3:17 pm

    Much like riding a bike public speaking is a skill that is best learned through practice. And what happens when we enjoy doing something that we do? We do it more often.

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