We host monthly Authentic Communication workshops in Chicago and San Francisco. Everything you've ever learned about public speakings is wrong. We tackle the fear of public speaking by leveraging the skills you already have. There is a myth that mastery of any desired skill takes over 10,000 hours to achieve. While that may be the reality if your objective is to break into the top 1% of the top 1%, it’s not the case if you simply want to be in the 99th percentile. If instead your goal is to break into the top 1%, than that can be accomplished in less than a year and in our case in a single day. I’d ask you if public speaking, presenting and communicating to groups or talking to your boss is intimidating but I already know that for most of us, it is. That’s because survey after survey asking men and women what the fear most lists social phobia a.k.a. the fear of public speaking, near the top of every list! Jerry Seinfeld even has a joke about it (and a pretty good one). “According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” Speaking shouldn’t be scarier than death, it should be the opposite and become something that you’re passionate about. Human beings are born with an amazing ability to communicate but overtime society molds our communication into something colder and less dynamic.