A special contributor to The Tribune Newspapers, writer Richard Asa, contacted me recently. He was writing an article on fear of public speaking at family events, such as weddings and funerals. I shared some ideas that I thought might be valuable.
Public speaking when the public is family can produce anxiety for some people. Many of my clients have used Zimmer Method techniques to help them with speaking at family events. When family is the audience, speaking from the heart makes all the difference.
Richard’s article was published in The Chicago Tribune on Sunday, August 14, 2011. He synthesized some core concepts from several consultants that can help you when you have to speak impromptu at family events. Read Richard’s article entitled Making Speeches at Family Events .