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Ten Minute Guide to Business Presentations by George J. Kops

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Chapter 21. Continuous Improvement

In this lesson you learn how to keep your oral communication skills finely tuned.

A colleague of mine has this to say about becoming an effective public speaker: "There's some good news," he explains, "and some bad news."

The good news is that making presentations is based on a set of skills, not some innate genetic ability. Anyone can develop and refine these skills so they become better presenters.

But that's also the bad news. Once you learn these skills, you need to constantly practice them. Otherwise, like a good golf swing or accomplished piano technique, the skills atrophy and decline.

Use Your Presentation Skills

It's easy to read a book and try to incorporate a set of skills into your next few presentations. ...

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