There are so many ways to fast-track a career or grow a business. We have so many tools at our disposal to test an idea, get advice, incubate a project. And yet one of the most powerful things you can ever do is one of the easiest to forget. It's as simple as standing up and speaking your mind. It's also one of the scariest things.
In his book TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking, TED curator Chris Anderson says that public speaking matters now more than ever: