Book Description: In 24 interactive lessons with exercises and examples, this work shows readers how to overcome anxiety and self-doubt. Story-telling is one of the hooks. By developing a natural ability to tell stories, one can build confidence for conducting oneself in small and large groups. The book uses "One-Minute Stories" to show how to put a point across. Lessons in the book include "How to Overcome Shyness", "How to Handle Criticism Well", "What if I Make a Mistake?" and "Why am I so Angry?". It shows that the Seven Pillars of Confidence are accepting responsibility, making anxiety an ally, competing to improve yourself, recognizing that mistakes are opportunities, being brave, being ambitious and taking risks.