Warren Buffett explains how he got over his stage fright

Warren Buffett attends ‘Becoming Warren Buffett’ World Premiere (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

“I had been terrified of public speaking. I couldn’t do it” billionaire Warren Buffett admits in the HBO documentary, “Becoming Warren Buffett“. Buffett conquered his nerves by enrolling in a public speaking course and it changed his life.

“Every week the instructor would give a pencil to whoever had the done the most of what we had learned the week before,” Buffett explained. “So in the fourth or fifth week, I proposed [to Susie]. And she said yes. That week I got the pencil, and got engaged.”

Buffet values the importance of public speaking and the Dale Carnegie public speaking certificate he received on January 13, 1952. :

“In my office, you will not see the degree that I got from the University of Nebraska. You will not see the master’s degree I got from Columbia University. But you will see the award certificate I got from the Dale Carnegie Course,” Buffett said.
(via Forbes, “Warren Buffett Explains How He Conquered Stage Fright“)

HBO documentary, “Becoming Warren Buffett“:

With a net worth of over $60,000,000,000, Warren Buffett is truly a one-of-a-kind billionaire. The legendary investor still lives in a modest home in Omaha, and drives himself to the office every morning to manage Berkshire Hathaway. This documentary chronicles Buffett’s evolution into one of the wealthiest and most respected men in the world.

The fear of public speaking is called glossophobia.  A lot of people have it, had it and conquered it, including billionaires, and “famous” people. What about you?  Post on Me We Too!

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