The fear of public speaking is universal. And yet the cringe worthiness of someone drying up, or delivering a terrible speech is somehow hypnotising. We remember the performance and the person but none of the content. But it does not have to be like this. A recent article in Harvard Business review talks about stuttering African teenager whose story was so compelling that the audience was spellbound. Sometimes people forget that if you really have something to say that's worth listening to and are passionate about it then your audience will be very receptive and forgiving.