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The Art of Public Speaking and the Homeschooled Child

According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.

—Jerry Seinfeld

It is true that the number one fear among adults according to surveys is public speaking. And it is probably true for most children, especially the home schooled child.

Few individuals are born with the skill of public speaking. For the majority of us it is a skill that we develop as an adult and often in fear.

If children can be taught this valuable skill while they are young they will speak with confidence virtually eliminating the fear factor. The question then becomes when to start public speaking training? And what is the most effective way to train?

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