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Ten Minute Guide to Business Presentations by George J. Kops

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Chapter 1. Become an Effective Speaker

In this lesson you learn about the importance of effective public speaking and about several skill sets that will make you a better presenter.

A young manager once told me that he'd started to move up in his organization only after he'd overcome his fear of public speaking. It had always scared him to death. Once he mastered those feelings he began to work on developing his speaking skills, and found out that he was actually a very good presenter.

Stand Up and Speak

One of the best ways to turn public speaking into a more positive experience is to consider all the advantages you bring to the table:

  • You probably know more than anyone in the audience about your topic.

  • If you leave something out or forget something, ...

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