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Author April L Wood


I can remember a joke on Seinfeld where Jerry said that most people would rather be the person in the casket than the person giving the eulogy at a funeral. I don’t know that I’d I’d rather be in the casket, but public speaking terrifies me.

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In college, public speaking was a required course for my English minor and I hated every second of it. My final exam was to speak to the class for 45 minutes, so I chose the controversial subject of the death penalty. This actually worked out well for me because people were speaking out and it took the attention off of me. 🙂 For another speaking exam, I devised a how-to class where I taught everyone how to make a dessert (peanut-butter apple smiles). I’m a nervous, fidgety person and keeping my hands busy during the dessert demonstration helped. Plus, whenever someone needed help, I…

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