Public speaking is an everyday act of forming a thought, then quickly organizing and delivering that thought in a powerful, engaging way. So says Elizabeth Nelson, the new Communication 110 director in the Department of Communication. So why do we often dread speaking publicly at work, even when it’s understood speaking well leads to promotion, defuses problems and reduces stress? Fret not. NC State’s Bulletin got expert advice from Nelson that we share here: The Secrets of Public Speaking.