How a CPA overcame her fear of public speaking

Hosted by Courtney Vien

Great public speakers can be made, not born. Elizabeth Pittelkow, CPA, accounting and compliance director at ArrowStream, discusses how her experience with Toastmasters turned her from someone who avoided public speaking to someone who’s made it a key part of her career. Pittelkow, a graduate of the AICPA Leadership Academy and one of CPA Practice Advisor’s Most Powerful Women in Accounting, also shares her top tips for improving your public speaking.

What you’ll learn in this podcast:

  • How to quell public speaking anxiety
  • How to prepare for a speech
  • How to use gestures and eye contact while speaking
  • How not to be distracted by what’s going on in the audience

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