No, it’s not remembering what you had to say, having pretty cue cards, making sure that your presentation rocks or that you’re wearing the right shirt.
It’s simply being comfortable and enjoying being in front of people. If you can be comfortable, you can be yourself. If you can be yourself, your personality will shine and you’ll seem like a natural.
Public speaking techniques can help maximize the impact of what you’re trying to say but, if you don’t feel like you belong in front of that crowd, it’s merely wasted knowledge.
Once you feel comfortable in front of a crowd, sky is your only limit… This is at least what the Dale Carnegie method teaches. It worked for me, it might work for you. :)