Articles by Anne Figuhr
TWO of the hardest things about giving a short talk, impromptu or planned, are standing up and breathing. Perfectly good, depend able legs suddenly get wobbly and unreliable. Our fine air-intake system, without warning, turns into a gasping, rasping sort of thing that needs help. If you ask regular speakers about this they may pooh-pooh the idea that they ever get scared, and insist that if you try hard enough you will get over it in time.