The number one fear in America isn’t spiders. It’s not ghosts, or even heights. It’s the fear of public speaking. Ramona J. Smith talks about her journey from four time college drop out to winner of the Toastmasters’ 2018 World Championship of Public Speaking. Her speech titled “still standing” helped her become the 5th woman to capture the world champion of public speaking title since the contest began in 1938.

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