Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Bill Kleyman.

Bill Kleyman is CTO of MTM Technologies and a veteran of many tech conferences, and a presenter at events including VMworld, Citrix Synergy, Cloud Camp, Interop and Data Center World. We asked Bill to share his tips on conferences both as an attendee and speaker. In part one he shared How to Get the Most Out of Data Center Conferences. Today Bill addresses conference presentations.

Public speaking is not easy. There are people who can easily get up on stage and present, and others that struggle. In reality, just about everyone can deliver great presentations.

If you’re a speaker at an upcoming conference, you’re overcoming a huge fear. For many people, getting up in front of a crowd can be literally scarier than dying. According to a Chapman University Survey on American Fears, overall, fear of public speaking is America’s biggest phobia – 25.3 percent say they fear speaking in front of a crowd. Clowns (7.6 percent feared) are officially scarier than ghosts (7.3 percent), but zombies are scarier than both (8.9 percent).

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