Why do we fear public speaking? | Dave Guin | TEDxCPP



Ever wonder what fighting a bear and public speaking have in common? Professor Guin explains the hunter-gatherer perspective behind why humans fear public speaking more than dying.

Professor Guin has a BA in Communication Theory and Process – Interpersonal and Intercultural communication, and a MA in Human Communication – Performance Studies and Communication in the Classroom. Guin has been doing public speaking for almost his entire adult life. He spent 13 years in business before coming back to school to get his degrees. Guin has been a professor of human communication for over twenty years. He describes himself as having “a (self described) mental disorder, with a neurotic need to be omniscient.” This has led him to being a voracious reader, with particular interests in communication, the human brain, and psychology.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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December 30th, 2015 by