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How to Give a Pretty Good Presentation: A Speaking Survival Guide for the Rest of Us by T. J. Walker

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Acknowledgments

I would like to acknowledge my mother Patti for all she did to nurture, aid, and promote my life and career over her lifetime. She died unexpectedly in March 2010, and I will forever remember the fantastic "thank you" speech she delivered to family and friends at her 75th birthday party just months before her death. She was my number one fan and supporter for 47 years and will be sorely missed by me and everyone who knew her.

I'd also like to thank all of the day-in and day-out contributions from my team at Media Training Worldwide and TJ Walker Speaking: Kris Gentile, Mike Bako and Jennifer Wallerstein. They turn work into fun each day and together we help the world speak a little better.

My friends who are always there for me, thanks. Rich Gladstone, Joe McHugh, and Bob Bowdon, you have put up with me for decades and there is no reprieve in sight.

Thanks also to my fiancée and soon-to-be wife Dr. Leah Lagos for all of her time, love and joy you bring to my life.

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