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Title Australian Story: Talk Of The Town
Published Australia : ABC, 2014
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Summary Introduced by artist Ben Quilty Popular singer songwriter Megan Washington performs for huge audiences on stage. But as Australian Story reveals this week, she's been terrified of public speaking all her life. When she was asked to be a presenter at the annual ARIA Awards the very thought made her 'feel sick'. From the age of five, she's suffered a debilitating stutter. Years of speech therapy helped her to overcome and disguise the condition. Then last year, she says, she wrote a song so personal it wound up changing her whole outlook on life. As a result she decided to stare down her personal demons and deliver a speech to a capacity crowd at Sydney Opera House
Event Broadcast 2014-07-07 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Public speaking -- Psychological aspects.
Women -- Family relationships.
Women singers.
Young women -- Conduct of life.
New York (State) -- New York.
New South Wales -- Sydney.
Papua New Guinea -- Port Moresby.
Form Streaming video
Author Amos, Karen, contributor
Brisebois, Stephanie, contributor
Dixon, Samuel, contributor
Grabowsky, Paul, contributor
Hills, Adam, contributor
Miller-Heidke, Kate, contributor
Mortlock, Philip, contributor
Quilty, Ben, contributor
Washington, Megan, contributor