|About the Book|
There is nothing more daunting than having to stand before an audience, large or small and give a speech. Public speaking is ranked as the number one fear people have. So what to do? You could take an expensive course to overcome your fear ofMoreThere is nothing more daunting than having to stand before an audience, large or small and give a speech. Public speaking is ranked as the number one fear people have. So what to do? You could take an expensive course to overcome your fear of speaking. Or you might take the easy way out – find a way of never having to give another speech! Unfortunately thats never going to happen. Everyday we have to interact with other people, whether in our personal or professional lives. So speaking is always going to be a part of our life. However, there are steps that we can take that will enable us to deal more effectively in any given situation that requires us to communicate. SPEAK LIKE A PRO! offers proven, time-tested content that can be applied to any number of situations that we may find ourselves in both personally and professionally. So whether its in the home, school, or the workplace, some of the tips, strategies, and ideas can be implemented. Therefore, we should not get hung up on the idea that this is a book purely for those who happen to be public speakers. If your goal is to become a more confident communicator, then this is the book for you! The topics covered include:->the structure of a speech,->the various types of speeches one might present,->the importance of doing research,->effective speaking using plain English->the use of pitch, pace & power->how to improve voice quality->gestures & body language->the value of getting feedback using video, audio, and evaluation forms->the 3 Ps of public speaking->practical steps to overcome the fear of public speakingThis is not a book just to simply be read. Its also a WORKBOOK. It includes practical exercises that can be carried out after reading each chapter. The exercises are designed to build on the previous exercise, so that youre making measurable progress. It truly is a step-by-step guide! Theres even space to make notes on what youve learned, jot down ideas, and how you intend to use the material! This stuff works! I should know, Ive used it for the past 30+ years!