I had a ball researching a piece SmartCompany asked me to write on the biggest myths of public speaking. The time spent listening to the best people in the business reminded me of the intense preparation and thought that goes into compelling public speaking. I have used a lot of case studies and tips in the story and a few good video links. I hope you have time to read the whole piece - you might pick up something that will really make the difference in your next presentation. And like I always say, unless you are Barack Obama, there's room for improvement in your public speaking.