Steve Rohr was standing on the carpet on the morning of the Oscars, having handled worldwide publicity for the massive global event with 900 million viewers—a life and career defining moment. Most of the work was done when he received an email unrelated to the show. It was from a former student, and it turned out to be the highlight of his day. A public relations expert, educator, and author, Steve has taught public relations and communication at several colleges. His first book is out this month. It’s called Scared Speechless: Nine Ways to Overcome Your Fears and Captivate Your Audience.