How to Be Brilliant at Public Speaking: Any audience. Any situation.

Overview

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...

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Enlightening, insightful and savvy – this book is packed with brilliant ideas. Probably one of the most clear, concise and useful books I have ever read on the subject."

Paul McGee, ‘The Sumo Guy’ and author of Self Confidence: The Remarkable Truth of Why a Small Change Can Make A Big Difference

“This is an outstanding book. As a professional speaker of many years, I only wish it had been around when I started out”

David Thomas, International Speaker, Bestselling Author, Memory Champion and Guinness Record Breaker

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780273755210
  • Publisher: FT Press
  • Publication date: 4/30/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,003,063
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Lloyd-Hughes is founder of Ginger Training & Coaching and is an experienced, energetic and empowering speaker, coach and writer working with individuals to support them in reaching their potential. She has taught thousands of people of all ages across three continents from professionals in India to young people in inner city London. Sarah’s workshops are bursting with fun, practical and extremely powerful ways to improve your public speaking and she currently works with professionals wishing to become key people of influence in their field, supporting them to become passionate, authentic and inspiring speakers.

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Table of Contents

About the author

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1 – It Starts With Authenticity

PART ONE – AWARENESS

The foundations of excellent speaking. Get rid of your speaking quirks and step into powerful expression.

Chapter 2 – Your Body

Chapter 3 – Your Voice

PART TWO – EMPATHY

Gain the respect of your audience by focusing on their needs.

Chapter 4 – Preparing with empathy

Chapter 5 – Managing the crowd

PART THREE – FRESHNESS

Create memorable public speaking experiences with creative content.

Chapter 6 – Wonderful Words and Vibrant Visuals

Chapter 7 – Ingenious Interactivity

PART FOUR – BALANCE

Develop structures that are powerful and aid your memory

Chapter 8 – The Balancing Act of Structure

PART FIVE - FEARLESSNESS

Battle through your comfort zone to become an expert

Chapter 9 – Understanding Fear

Chapter 10 – Tools For Developing Fearlessness

PART SIX - AUTHENTICITY

Chapter 11 – It Ends With Authenticity

The Road Ahead

Appendix 1 Public Speaking Ingredients List

Appendix 2 The Um Game

Appendix 3 Wonderful Words Bingo

Appendix 4 Design Your Stage Persona

Appendix 5 Further Resources

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