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Graham Yemm tackles presentation paranoia – both prevention and cure

24 March 2006

“The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.” Sir George Jessel

Familiar feeling? Rest assured, you are not alone. You might be one of the many who would rate your fear of public speaking alongside or ahead of death.

Having the ability to present yourself and your message to an audience, whether internal or external, is a necessary skill for a good manager and leader. Most people when asked to make a presentation imagine it will go wrong, but if you follow the following basic ideas on how to improve your skills, you can build your confidence.

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