My journey to becoming a more confident public speaker

Glossophobia is the scientific term for those scared of public speaking. According to the internet, 75% of adults fear public speaking to some extent — 10% of which are terrified of it.

Those are some scary figures. But when you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. We are social creatures by nature, and most of us don’t have any problems speaking to our closed social circles or colleagues. However, we have been conditioned to judge ourselves, we commit ourselves to high standards. As such, delivering a prepared, expected speech is another beast altogether.

When we speak with…


Dear Chromecast Audio — you’ve been faithful for a long time, but it’s now time to retire. Pi, you’ve got some big boots to fill.

So, here’s the thing. I’ve got a decent little Hi-fi setup in my living room. Every bloke needs one. I’m by no means an audiophile, but It’s typically the first thing I see in the morning, and the last thing before bed. All the while, providing me with a great deal of enjoyment with its sonic prowess. For those interested, the speakers are a pair of Bowers & Wilkins 764s, powered by a Rotel RA-10 stereo amp. I purchased this kit around the same time I purchased my second hand Fiat Coupe Turbo during an early 20s crisis. Turns out…

Sam Hannan

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