Those new to public speaking should focus on improving both the quality of their content and the skill sets associated with presenting it. One way to improve the quality of your content is to increase the time you spend researching your topic. The more knowledgeable you are on a given subject, the more credible you will be to the audience. Credibility intensifies your listeners’ interest and desire to hear what you have to say. Increased knowledge of your subject will also heighten your level of confidence as a presenter.