Do you get a little nervous expressing yourself in public, in class, or during interviews? Are you terrified before giving a speech? Whether speaking before a group or talking to your colleagues, you need to learn how to calm down, organize your thoughts, articulate, use props, entertain, advocate, persuade, and inspire. Learn the elements of skillful speaking and effective communication—and have some fun learning! Manuel Urrizola is Head of Metadata & Technical Services at the University of California, Riverside Libraries. The winner of several speech contests, Manuel teaches public speaking in the classroom, at conferences, in libraries, and at civic organizations.