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How Can I Get Past My Fear of Public Speaking?

  • Community Room at Robert L Crooks Funeral Center 3377 US Rt. 35 E. West Alexandria, OH 45381

Public speaking is one of the top five fears and the most common of all phobias. We will discuss several tips that can help you feel more confident when speaking in front of groups. You don’t have to overcome it - manage it.

Speaker: Brenda Latanza


With nearly 20 years in the Governor’s Office in Cincinnati, Brenda has extensive experience in economic development and workforce development. She worked along with the Governor’s local and state staff to secure new companies, new investments and new jobs for Ohio while packaging various loan, research and development, tax credit and grant programs as incentives for companies in retention and growth mode. Latanza took on her new role in Preble County in February of 2015 after retiring from Sinclair Community College with 30 years in public employment. In Brenda’s seven  years at Sinclair in the workforce development division, she had most recently been project director for three large grants. As director of the Preble County Development Partnership, she will uphold the mission to advance, encourage and promote the industrial, commercial and civic development of Preble County with primary focus in business retention, new business recruitment, marketing and community outreach and workforce development.