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Overcoming The Fear Of Public Speaking w/ Expert and Author Jill Vanderwood

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Jill Vanderwood authored a book, “Shaking behind the Microphone: Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking” shares her ten point plan on facing the fear of public speaking and learning to get in front of the microphone. She will deliver the information you need to face your fears and get into public speaking.

Before becoming an expert, Jill was a proud grandmother and mother. Learning to overcome her fears in her fifties, she decided to go to toastmasters to learn how to prepare to conduct her own workshops and train on overcoming her personal fears of speaking in front of people. She credits toastmasters in getting her prepared, as she says the toastmasters programs forced you to “always be on”.

Jill says it’s important to practice public speaking, because you may be faced with personal terror and fear causing you to freeze and forget what you want to say in front of your audience.

Jill credits Toastmasters training for changing her life and keeping her from depending on her notes, which often fell on the floor causing her to lose her page and her place. She has spoken to rehabs, writers, boys and girls clubs, and many other organizations. She says her desire to transform her abilities.

Jill’s book “Shaking Behind the Microphone: Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking”, a book compiled by Jill who interviewed experts, people struggling with fear of public speaking, and those who sought unconventional methods on dealing with this issue. This book is available on, Barnes & Nobles, and via her personal website,

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