Ever given a speech? If you have, you'll know that it's a nerve-racking process. You get up in front of an audience and everyone is looking up at you and waiting for you to tell a story, or give them some kind of motivational wisdom that might be relevant to their lives. And there's a lot to think about when you're giving a speech - like determining what an audience will be interested in and trying to communicate that in a confident and charismatic way.
But public speaking is not exactly everyone's forte, and while giving one speech might be pretty anxiety-inducing, imagine giving 23 speeches in the span of 24 hours. It sounds crazy, but it's exactly what Franco Scanga, Manager, Technology Assets at UOIT, did. In an attempt to break a Guinness World Record for most speeches given in 24 hours, Franco spent one day delivering 23 speeches to 23 different audiences. The cause? Fighting his fear of public speaking to raise money for cancer research.