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IT Project Management, 2nd Edition by Joseph Phillips

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3.2. Presenting the Project to Management

It's been said that the number-one fear most people have is public speaking. Above anything else, from crocodiles to death, public speaking is the most dreaded. And with good reason. Everyone has witnessed someone making a terrible job of delivering a presentation, so you know the dilemma. The fellow is sweaty, speaking low, and tripping over every word while he's searching for the next. Poor guy.

Chances are, though, if you were to talk to this person over a cup of coffee about the same ideas, he'd be rational, personable, and able to express his thoughts without a single "um" or "uh." What he's got is stage fright, and it's curable—with practice. The most important thing in a presentation? The message, ...

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