Public Speaking: Does Preparation Help Or Hinder?
A speech is more than simply about preparation it's about being in the moment with you heart, your intuition, and the audience. Unfortunately the anxiety that most public speakers experience makes it impossible for all this to occur. Some public speaking coaches advocate that preparation will diminish the anxiety. But it only gives the speaker a false sense of security. They may feel secure as they "Hang on to" their outline while they are losing the audience along the way.