"Worse than death"
...say the results of several surveys scoring how scared people are of speaking freely to others. How often do we have to stand up in order to spontaneously address people with a toast, speech, or uncomfortable news? How often do we stand in front of colleagues, customers, audience, loved ones, and want to make a difference? To be relevant, to convince, to come across trustworthy, funny, witty, and authentic? How often do we want to, need to be heard, to mediate, to bring people to their senses, raise awareness or spark enthusiasm? And how often do we fear that it goes completely wrong, that we lose face or the customer and totally embarrass ourselves? Standing in front can be learned - or left to others.