The importance of developing effective public speaking skills cannot be overstated, especially in today's complex and competitive world. Leaders in business, politics, and public service know the importance of learning how to speak in front of groups and have reaped the rewards of success through education and practice. "Powerful Public Speaking: Techniques for Influencing and Informing Your Audiences offers practical advice and simple strategies for developing and honing your oral communication skills not only as you speak at the podium, but also as you interview for jobs and facilitate meetings for work, for school, and for the organizations to which you belong. Speech anxiety can be crippling for many people and the author offers some great insight into how to overcome the fear of speaking in public. In addition, the book covers how to master your nonverbal communication, what you should know about your audiences before you present before them, and how to strategically include slide presentations and other visual aids in your presentations. Thankfully, powerful public speakers are made, not born, which means that if you commit to studying and practicing the techniques in this book, you will be on your way to success as a public speaker!