October 2, 2008
It is getting difficult to detect feelings after a blockage or stuttering behaviour. I don’t know whether it is a defensive behaviour I have been developing for years or it is caused because of the fact that most of my blockages are not severe.
A common feeling I tend to have is frustration. Stuttering poses challenges in important areas of my professional life – specifically, public speaking. I have little problem in speaking to small audiences but things get complicated when the audience is numerous or the event is very important.
Considering excellent communication skills are almost mandatory on top management positions, I tend to see stuttering as a barrier to professional achievement which generates frustration.
This feeling usually appears after a unsuccessful communication attempt in scenarios where I think I could have made a difference with a fluent speech.