In this guide to presenting, the author counsels how to calm a thumping heart and reveals techniques on preparation, delivery, and visual aids as he offers stories and advice. And he does more than simply ease dread, he inspires with historical accounts and incisive observations on the power and purpose of speaking well. From advice on the pitch and pace of your speaking voice to admonishments against squirrel paw hands and data crammed PowerPoint slides, the author's pointers will give you the focus and confidence to stand up straight, lean forward, and tell your story well.