No. 1 fear in America? Public speaking

KUSA - Are you afraid of speaking to a crowded room?

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Public speaking is the No. 1 fear in America. That's why it's a major focus of our Fear Week on 9NEWS Mornings.

Corey Rose interviewed Kai Ravariere. She's 26 years old and terrified of public speaking. She has lost out on job opportunities because of her fear and wants to overcome it once and for all.

On Wednesday, she'll met one-on-one with Michael Friend, a member of Toastmasters. Toastmasters has clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills.

She'll get training in public speaking and overcoming fears and work with Friend for the next few days. On Friday morning, 9NEWS will see if she can give a speech on 9NEWS live with a studio audience.

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Here are some tips from Toastmasters to help anyone who have a fear or public speaking:


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