Speaking in public can be fun – honestly!
Whatever the occasion, whatever the content, whatever the situation, this book will teach you everything you need to know to plan, prepare and deliver any speech or presentation and will give you the skills to deliver it with style, wit, charm and confidence.
Discover expert tips, tricks, tools and techniques that will help you build on skills and abilities you already have so you can stand up in front of any audience and really wow them.
Whether you’re looking for help in overcoming your fears and building your confidence, or whether you’re already quite good and want to polish your performance, this book will help you.
Anyone can learn to speak in public. This book will show you how even you can do it brilliantly.
About the author
The six qualities of an inspiring speaker
1 It starts with authenticity
Part 1 Awareness
Choose to avoid falling down a hole in your public speaking performance.
2 The causes of fear
3 Finding safety in the body
4 Expression in the body and voice
Part 2 Empathy
Gain the respect of your audience by focusing on their needs.
5 Preparing with empathy
6 Managing the crowd
Part 3 Balance
Understand which content makes the most powerful talk.
7 Compelling content – lessons from TED
8 Structure and the hero’s journey
Part 4 Freshness
Public speaking your audience will remember for ever.
9 Wonderful words and vibrant visuals
10 Ingenious interactivity
Part 5 Fearlessnes
Stepping boldly beyond your comfort zone to make your speaking sizzle.
11 Going beyond fear
Part 6 Authenticity
Returning to the core of you that’s naturally inspiring.
12 It ends with authenticity
The road ahead