- Michael Thompson is a writer and career strategist who works with professionals and entrepreneurs to receive greater satisfaction from their work.
- Early in his career Thompson worked in sales, and discovered several tricks to improve his speaking and communication skills.
- Thompson says to dissect iconic speeches and story tellers, watch how great interviewers ask questions, and spend 10 minutes a day writing out your feelings and exploring new ideas.
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Growing up with a severe speech impediment and social anxiety, I was terrified of meeting new people. That changed, however, when at the age of 23 I took a sales job to overcome this fear.
At the time I didn’t have any intention of staying in the job for long. My plan was to simply get in front of as many people as I could in the short-term to learn