Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 46) – Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld (1954 to Present) American Comedian

“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two! This means, to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.”

— Jerry Seinfeld

Photo courtesy of David Shankbone

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6 Responses to Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 46) – Jerry Seinfeld

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  3. I love this quote! I use it a lot when helping people overcome their fear of public speaking. It’s good to know that they are not alone in their fears.

    • John Zimmer says:

      Thanks, Stephen. It is indeed a great one. I always loved the wry, subtle humour of Seinfeld. You don’t see him a lot (read: “never”) on TV here in Switzerland, but I love catching snippets from time to time on YouTube.

      Cheers!

      John

  4. There is the great opportunity for those of us who want to help the people who have this fear.

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