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Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking | Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)

CEP Magazine (September 2022)

Glossophobia is the fear of public speaking and it is a remarkably common social phobia. Someone can be comfortable and outgoing working during networking breaks at an SCCE conference, but terrified when asked to speak to the same group of people as an audience. For many (if not all) of us in the ethics and compliance field, public speaking is not something we can avoid. Whether we are organizing training for our colleagues or clients, presenting to the board of directors, or wanting to share our knowledge and ideas to help others learn at a conference, we are all going to have to get up and talk occasionally. . Although I consider myself somewhat of a socially awkward person and will never be the life of the party, I learned to love public speaking, and it is now something I look forward to. In this short article, I’ll share some of my suggestions on how you can address any fears you may have about public speaking and let your knowledge and ideas help other people.

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