We've heard it said that fear of death is the second most common fear. Fear of speaking in public, however, is number one. As planners many of us must speak in public in connection with our work, and while some may not feel very self-conscious or nervous in such situations other situations where the spotlight is on us makes for serious discomfort.
How well do you handle being the center of attention? Has time made it any easier for you to endure those moments in the limelight?
On a scale of 0-10 (0 being not at all nervous and 10 meaning you require sedation) how nervous or self-conscious do you feel in the following situations?
A. Having your photo taken at a family reunion
B. Photo taken as a participant in a sporting event (running, swimming, etc)
C. Public speaking in connection with work
D. Wedding toast
E. Performing on stage
F. Guest of honor at an awards ceremony
G. Televised interview
H. Court deposition or on witness stand