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Mo Nishiyama

Technical Writer in Portland

A Fear of Public Speaking

PRESENTED ON JAN 07, 2016
IN PORTLAND OR @ VOL 18

Speaker Mo Nishiyama tells us a little bit about his tremendous fear of public speaking, and how he has learned to give better presentations. He studied books, videos, and lightning-talk events— overcoming impostor syndrome to give an exciting Pecha Kucha presentation.

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The Art of Communication

BY MICHELLE THOMÉ
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 22, 2011

Michelle Thomé fully embraces the 20x20 format -- specifically, the numbering -- in her presentation on effective and efficient ways of speaking in public. (in Portuguese)

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Overcoming Phobia

BY SALMA ISHAK
IN SANA'A

Salma Ishak talks about her struggle with facing her phobias and her fear that she could not control it. After facing many obstacles and difficulities, she explains how she was able to overcome her phobias. (in Arabic) 

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Working on My Bucket List

BY JULIE VITTO
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 06, 2015

First-time presenter Julie Vitto shares her attempts, failures, and unexpected triumphs along the way to building a better bucket list. Witness as she crosses off another item from her bucket list - confronting her fear of public speaking.

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Facing Fears

BY JAMES MCEVOY
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 28, 2016

"When I was growing up, my biggest fear was my mum."

In Facing Fears from PechaKucha Night St Neots Vol. 6James McEvoy gives us a candid insight into his life long fears, and how, over the course of many years, he's learn't to overcome and face the things that scare and intimidate him. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on August, 16th, 2016. 

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Shining a Light on My Fears

BY MATTHEW RENNELS
@ VOL 18 ON JUN 03, 2016

Matthew Rennels shares on facing some of the fears in his life. Rennels is a writer, author and blogger, who writes on topics of faith and fear. It all started for Matthew back in the early 2000s when he was in college and suddenly fell into a deep depression.  His world crashed and this landed Matt in years of darkness until he found escape through a new-found faith in God.

Matthew has a degree in journalism and worked as a reporter and editor for several newspapers, before entering the finance industry as a technical writer, where he’s worked for the past six years. He is also about to begin a creative writing Masters of Fine Arts program at Sierra Nevada College, which will keep him busy.

Matthew moved to Sioux Falls last August. He was previously living in Tampa, Florida, and though he misses the beaches and tropical weather, Tampa didn’t have the heart he has found in Sioux Falls. He is thrilled to be a part of this vibrant community.  

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Relational Presence: A Journey to Deep, Authentic Connection

BY ERIC ATWOOD
@ VOL 35 ON FEB 25, 2018

Eric Atwood was a severe introvert while growing up. He was shy and quiet like so many folks out there, but he experienced a change when traveling in New Zealand and finding Speaking Circles. He discovered new ideas and ways of establishing genuine connection with others, and he did this through training in speaking, but more importantly in listening. Tune in and hear Eric talk of his various discovers on his journey to better listening.

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Trust Yourself: Improving Your Public Speaking

BY SHAWN DEMPSEY
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 01, 2018

Public speaking is a great way to grow.  Although it can be intimidating, Shawn Dempsey lays out some great techniques for how to compose a speech, gain confidence and practice your way to a mastery of public speaking.

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How I Conquered Glossophobia

BY STELLA THOMASSEN
@ VOL 37 ON JAN 23, 2019

Have you ever heard of glossophobia? Our team member Stella Thomassen used to suffer from glossophobia - until something made her take all actions to overcome this fear. In this presentation, Stella tells us how she conquered her fear of public speaking.

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The Art of The Segue

BY KATHLEEN SOLDATI
@ VOL 35 ON NOV 08, 2018

The Art of The Segue; public speaking - presented by Kathleen Soldati.