The art of public speaking has never been my strong point, and as a result, I tend to shy away from giving presentations. So much of a plannerís job relies upon effective public speaking, especially to crowds that may not be receptive to what you have to say. I'm left wondering what's the best way to improve. Did anyone have a similar anxiety with public speaking? I'm curious to hear what has worked to overcome these fears? I hear good things about Toastmasters, and there is a local chapter not too far from the office. That would be a start.