As friend and colleague Stephen Waddington confides in a post below, there was a time when I didn't much care for public speaking.
Actually, that time is now. The idea of addressing a crowd still makes me anxious.
But it is a big part of the job, and there are tricks tips from pros that make it a lot less painful. Here are 20 of them, kindly assembled by Stephen.
Good presentation skills are critical if you want to get on in your career. They are as important as basic literacy and numeracy.