“A Natural Born Speaker?”
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The term “Natural Born Speaker” is typically used to describe a person who speaks easily & confidently in front of others. But is that a valid description of an accomplished Speaker? My experience tells a different story: Good Speakers aren’t “Naturally Born”, they’re really not.
In fact the general acceptance of this phrase can have severe negative implications for any that accept it as true. And those implications, statistics reveal, affect most of us. Primarily it’s a discouraging effect. Quite frankly, we are, all of us, ill-served by accepting the validity of this phrase and yet the majority of people do.
But if the phrase “Natural Born Speaker” isn’t justifiable, then what explains the general acceptance and usage of it? What is the payoff? …[Read More]