Becoming a Presenter

1.1  Is Public Speaking Easy?

That’s a tough question to answer. If like many people you find your knees buckling, hands sweating, and voice quivering each time you step in front of a large audience, you will say No! Others seem naturally comfortable when speaking in public. Every word seems to come out just right. To them it must be easy.

But what about technical presentations? Are they ever easy? While some people may have a knack for technical improvisation, we claim that good technical presentations are never easy. Many things must come together for success, including knowledge, clarity, confidence, integrity, and interest. Such a combination can only be expected from solid, intelligent preparation and much careful ...

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