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Make Presentations to Gain Credibility

Facing legions of coworkers and perhaps your boss mainlines terror into the veins of the most fearless employees. I know all too well, because I was petrified of speaking to groups. The very thought of it turned my knees to jelly. So how did my worst fear become one of my greatest pleasures? It’s a strange story and far too long to tell here. But for reasons that I may explain in another book, I embarked on an extensive, expensive, and exhausting journey to learn everything I could about public speaking. Toastmasters, the National Speakers Association, and individual coaches were a great help. But my biggest surprise was that, eventually, addressing audiences of sometimes thousands thrilled me. I was ...

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