Why Are People Afraid of Public Speech?

Everyone has probably faced the necessity to pronounce a speech in front of an audience. Everybody studied at school and presented numerous projects or perhaps sang in a college choir. Some people remain totally calm when they were to speak in public, but there are the ones who start feeling funny even the day before their speech or performance.

Public speeches are the necessary part of many professions, but may people still are afraid to speak in front of a group of other people. To help such individuals to cope with that problem it is sensible to find out where does it come from.

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Books to Wake Public Consciousness

Usually books are meant to entertain us and save from boredom of ordinary life. However, some writers use their literary talent to speak of the things which the government prefers to conceal from public view. For instance, I recommend you to read the following books to get an idea of what the life of African American servants in the America of 1950s was like.

“The Help”, a novel written by Kathryn Stockett in 2009, provides an opportunity to learn more about the difficulties and injustice with which the life pf black people was filled. The main characters of the book are maids Aibileen and Minny whose life was bitter most of them time but who, nevertheless, preserved the kindness and the ability to love in their hearts. A young white woman, Skeeter, is concerned about the poor state of black people and writes a novel about the life of the help in Mississippi to draw the public attention to the problem. It is a very brave step as Skeeter’s voice became the first to express dissatisfaction with present regime. The book is full of sad stories of the maids being devoted to the family but punished cruelly for their minor faults.

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