Now, it’s your turn to speak!

Quite often, anxiety and public speaking go together. Many people experience sweaty palms, a racing heart and shallow breathing whenever they are in front of an audience. The scientific term for this fear is glossophobia.

However, public speaking doesn’t have to be that way. With practice, you can turn your anxiety into pleasure and excitement, and overcome your fears.

A few years ago, Florian Mueck and John Zimmer, two professional speakers, created the very first public speaking board game: Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. RHETORIC helps people improve their public speaking skills and turn it into an enjoyable experience. It is being played on all continents and used by business people, high school teachers, university professors, trainers, Agile learning coaches and people who just want to have a fun time with friends and family.

Last summer, Florian and John launched the app for RHETORIC. The game can now be played in English, Spanish, French, German and Catalan, and there are more languages coming. They are currently working on the Russian version.

There are also different themes that can be played. Currently, there are two: the Classic theme and, most recently, the Family theme. The Family theme helps young people become comfortable with public speaking—a skill that is going to be crucial for them throughout their lives and careers. It is fun for the whole family. New themes (such as business and travel) are forthcoming. When you purchase the app, you get all updates (languages and themes) for free.

RHETORIC is being noticed by more and more people and has been getting great reviews. It has even been featured on Springwise. Dan Pink, author of A Whole New MindDrive and To Sell is Human, calls Springwise “an amazing roundup of new business ideas and surprising business models from around the world.”

RHETORIC is available on the App Store and on Google Play. For more information on the world’s first public speaking board game, you can go here.

Now, it’s your turn to speak!

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Julie Zimmer

Julie has extensive experience in nursing practice and education in a wide range of fields from intensive/coronary care, to medical-surgical to community and public health. Julie has Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Nursing, and a Master’s Degree in Community Health Nursing Education. She has taught in faculties of nursing and in various communities in Toronto, Canada and in Geneva, Switzerland, and is a consultant to the International Council of Nurses (ICN). Julie also has years of experience teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in addition to coordinating an English department in a Swiss private school.

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