Sims Wyeth advises "To capture attention, define a problem that keeps listeners up at night." He may as well be talking about this book - for nothing worries us like the prospect of giving a speech. In this lucid guide to presenting, Wyeth counsels how to calm a thumping heart and reveals techniques on preparation, delivery and visual aids as he gives vivid stories and moment-of-truth advice. He does more than ease the potential speaker's dread; he inspires them with historical accounts and incisive observations on the power and purpose of speaking well. From advice on the pitch and pace of the speaking voice to admonishments against limp wrists and data-crammed PowerPoint slides, Wyeth will give the speaker the focus and confidence to stand up straight, lean forward and tell their story well.