Do you have a fear of public speaking? Well, you’re not alone. Not only is glossophobia (AKA speech anxiety or a fear of speaking in general) one of the most common phobias in the world, but you also share this phobia with Britain’s Prince Henry.
He recently revealed his public speaking anxiety while making a speech for the Feel No Shame campaign – a campaign whose aim is to reduce “the stigma associated with HIV” – for World AIDS Day today.
“My secret is,” he explained. “Believe it or not, I get incredibly nervous before public speaking, no matter how big the crowd or audience is. And despite the fact hat I laugh and joke all the time, I get incredibly nervous if not anxious, actually, before going into rooms full of people when I’m wearing a suit.”
The Feel No Shame campaign aims to help with tolerance and understanding for millions of people who are suffering from HIV throughout the world. Prince Henry was one of many celebrities and famous people who revealed an intimate secret in an act of solidarity on this day of awareness.
If you’re looking to join in, check out the #FeelNoShame on Twitter and tweet about your glossophobia. Don’t forget to share the knowledge and fly your red ribbons for World AIDS Day today!
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