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Communication Strategies for Today's Managerial Leader by Deborah Britt Roebuck

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Chapter 5

Sharpening Your Oral Communication Skills

Almost all of us find that speaking before a large audience is not something that comes naturally. On many occasions when I have taught oral presentation modules to EMBA students, MBA students, and executives, I have asked these audiences to identify the top five human fears, and speaking before a group always makes the list. I, too, can remember the first public presentation I had to make and how much anxiety I felt. However, I learned to tackle oral presentations using a systematic approach. This strategy helped me to become more comfortable speaking before a group.

Recently a colleague came up to me after I had spoken to our department. He said, “You are just a natural when it comes to public ...

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