According to the Wall Street Journal, public speaking is the number one fear among Americans. Fear of public speaking is the epitome of anxiety and stress for many people, but it’s harder to avoid public speaking in the way that you can avoid heights.
As you enter the professional world, this means interviewing for jobs and internships, which are small-scale versions of public speaking. An interview, like speaking to larger crowds, is a stressor for many people. You can’t avoid interviews, and unless you prepare and practice, it isn’t a skill you can pick up overnight or from a book. This skill is learned by doing. Read more
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Matthew Duckor, Executive Producer, Condé Nast Entertainment, says not to spring your résumé on everyone in your field of interest, but to really target your specific passion and where your interests lie so that you have an actual opinion.
Susanna Pollack, President, Games for Change, says that it’s important to recognize that many of your skills are transferable, particularly in the areas of critical thinking and problem-solving. It’s important to know how to articulate about the classes you’ve taken, regardless of your major, and how these skills will make you successful in the job.
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