Celebrated Mathematician Forgets Shyness When Focused Upon Passion

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Yitang Zhang, admittedly shy, is facing the uncomfortable glare of the spotlight after recently solving one of math’s great problems. Click here for his astounding story.

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  1. Jeremy Hammel on 11.02.2014 at 11:20 (Reply)

    I find this factor to be so true of my own public speaking engagements. When I’m talking about something I love (gardening, building websites, seo, marketing etc.) I completely lose myself in the topic – in a good way – and let my passion radiate through my words.

    Unfortunately this isn’t something that can be applied to every speaking obligation. How would you recommend translating a seemingly uninteresting topic into one that you feel energized about? (in order to overcome shyness) Great topic btw. Thanks!

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