Many women are afraid of speaking in public or professional situations. This book examines the reasons for this fear and the various forms it can take, and gives an account of the factors, often social, which dissuade so many women from speaking, such as the fear of being the centre of attention and of saying the wrong things. There is analysis and discussion of women’s fear of public speaking, and the book suggests practical methods for combatting such fears. It gives advice as to how arguments and everyday communication can be handled more confidently and effectively, and suggests more effective means of everyday conversation and communication. Contributions by Barbara Berckhan, Carole Krause, and Ulrike Roeder.