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Making the Most of Your Next Public Presentation

Reduce the anxiety of public speaking--and increase your effectiveness--with smart advice from this experienced professional.

This story appears in the February 2005 issue of Teen Startups.

At one point or another, you're going to have to speak in public. This could mean a formal presentation in front of hundreds of potential customers contemplating the value of what your business offers, or it might be an informal discussion with a few financiers who are thinking about elevating your business to the next level. Regardless of the situation, though, at some point all entrepreneurs will find themselves in front of an audience.

Tom Colonna, a public speaking professor and consultant in Baltimore, has been providing advice to his students and clients for almost three decades. Here he offers suggestions on how to improve the results of your next public speaking engagement.

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