Chapter . Introduction

Ah, public speaking. You might prefer to call public speaking a “talk,” a “presentation,” or a “lecture,” but let’s face it: There is nothing in the world quite like having to stand in front a group of people and talk about something. There’s nothing in the world that can produce the same mind-numbing fear and terror in most of us, either!

I don’t want to start out on a bad note, but the truth of the matter is that public speaking is hard. It requires careful thought and preparation on your part, and then it requires effective delivery of the message. Those things don’t happen by accident, as I’m sure you are quite aware, but there is certainly help for your public speaking engagements, and it comes in the form of a fine ...

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