If you suffer from a fear of public speaking, you are definitely not alone. In fact, fear of public speaking often lands in the top five of the biggest fears that humans have. In some surveys, it even lands in the number one slot, with death coming in at a close second!
While some people may be able to get through life without ever having to stand in front of people and give a speech, career-minded people who seek to advance do not have that luxury. In fact, allowing your fear of public speaking to control your actions (or non-actions) can damage your career and make it next to impossible to be promoted. Speaking has become a necessary skill in today’s workforce, and the higher you go in an organization, the more presentations you are expected to give.