Being able to communicate your ideas clearly and deliver an engaging speech or presentation is an important component for success, yet the fear of public speaking is very common. Fear is a powerful, protective emotion and while it can prevent you taking risks that pose a genuine threat to your safety or wellbeing, it can also make you avoid challenges and miss valuable opportunities for learning and growth. Effective preparation is crucial for building your confidence as a public speaker. With this in mind, Mat Apodaca shares here some top tips on "laying the foundations for your awesome speech."‚Äč

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