Jan Fishler

Jan Fishler

Author

Author ~ Writing Coach ~ Presenter Creator of “Write Your Story Workshops” For 25 years Jan Fishler was a corporate scriptwriter, copywriter, video producer, and trainer, who also dabbled in marketing and public relations, mostly in the non-profit arena. In 2009 she self-published, Searching for Jane, Finding Myself (An Adoption Memoir), available at Amazon.com. and local bookstores. Because Jan knows that everyone has a story to tell, most recently, she developed a painless and fun method to help others write their story. Her Write Your Story workshop taps into the power of the subconscious so that stories come to life and practically write themselves. Jan is also the producer of "The Path to Publication" DVD series, available from Films for the Humanities and Sciences. Filmed at the Community of Writers Conference at Squaw Valley, the series contains advice from such well-known authors as Amy Tan, Anne Lamott, Janet Fitch, and Mark Childress. Jan has a B.S. in English Literature/Creative Writing and an M.S. in Educational Technology/Instructional Design. She lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada where, when she’s not writing, Jan hikes with her Golden Retriever, kayaks with her husband, and regularly works out at the gym. Visit her webiste: http://www.janfishler.com

On the Town – Toastmasters

toastmasters (2)Today my guests are Karen Schelsky and Paul McGillicuddy, members of Early Risers Toastmasters. We’ll be talking about how you can gain confidence while speaking in front of a group as well as how to gain confidence and develop a variety of social skills necessary to succeed in life.

Do people really fear public speaking more than death?  Tune in today at 12:30 and find out.

According to their Facebook page, “The Early Risers Toastmasters meet weekly at Humpty Dumpty Kitchen, Grass Valley at 6:30am. GUESTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!Toastmasters International is open to anyone looking to sharpen their listening, speaking and leadership skills. You can look forward to another morning of interesting information, fun times with friends and many laughs. See you on Tuesday!

Find out more about Toastmasters at: http://toastmastersnevadacounty.org/.

Here are some interesting statistics from www.statisticbrain.com/fear-of-public-speaking-statistics/

Data
Fear of public speaking is known as Glossophobia
Percent of people who suffer from speech anxiety 74 %
Percent of women who suffer from speech anxiety 75 %
Percent of men who suffer from speech anxiety 73 %
Number of Americans who have a social phobia 5.3 Million
Number of Americans who have a fear of crowded or public places 3.2 Million

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