How Good are Your Presentation Skills?


       I once saw a list in The Book of Lists that listed the top fears of adults, based on surveys.  Can you guess what the number one fear is?  No, it’s not death or a serious illness or financial problems.  The number one fear – cited by 41% of respondents – was having to speak to a group of people.  Having public speaking as a major task in my job has made it easier for me, but I know there are a lot of you who still dread that moment when you have to deliver a talk, speech, or presentation.  I found a resource that may help you.  It’s an e-book called Effective Public Speaking

       If you have a Kindle,  Nook, iPad, Galaxy Tab (which I recently got), or other mobile device, you may want to check it out.  Her are just some of the topics in the book: 

  • Manage speech anxiety effectively.
  • Prepare a powerful speech using 9 basic steps.
  • Organize an introduction that will relax you and your audience.
  • Identify the 3 qualities an effective speaker should possess.
  • Sound natural and enthusiastic.
  • Counter the strongest factor contributing to your fear.
  • Understand the diverse ways that visual aids can help you as a speaker.
  • Use quality visual aids to make your speech much more powerful.
  • And much more!

       Check it out at!  And if I can help you in your public speaking efforts, leave a comment and I’ll get in touch with you.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post every day!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don,  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!  

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RandolphMase, Fiction Writer

 My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

Nathan Hale


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