Last night was my employers annual awards banquet. I had to go to the podium twice in front of a few hundred people. The first time was to present the "Marketing Person Of The Year" award to a member on my staff. The second was to accept the award I won for "Employee of The Year" (ironic a poster on here with the entreprenuial bug won employee of the year, no?) Both times, even though I did a decent job with humor, I fell very short of being a good public speaker. I was very nervous. I am not an ummmer or anything, I just did not know what to say and I was kind of all over the place. It`s strange because I do not lack confidence, in fact in my position, I have to be very agressive etc, but that person could not be found when I was up there talking. My question is, are there courses or anything out there I can take to help me improve my public speaking? I need it!