Power Speaking: The Art of the Exceptional Public Speaker / Edition 1

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Fueled by the conviction that the best speaking techniques are ineffective without personal essence, public speaker extraordinaire Achim Nowak shows emerging speakers how to develop necessary skills and teaches them how to unleash their inner power.

The book is divided into three proficiency levels: First readers will learn to master the vital skills of presenting-the use of voice, body movement, gestures, eye contact, and personal energy. Then they'll discover how to engage the audience through personal stories, intent listening, reframing a topic, and much more! And finally, master the hidden dimensions of your personal essence! Readers will be transformed into power speakers through rigorous self-evaluation. Here is the last word on effective speaking for managers, entrepreneurs, performers, or anyone seeking to galvanize an audience.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581153613
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/9/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Achim Nowak is a performance coach and author who has inspired Fortune 500 executives around the globe. Influens, the international training and coaching firm he founded in Miami, has guided thousands of leaders from organizations such as Dover Corporation, Genzyme, and HSBC Bank to better connect and be more influential. His first book, Power Speaking (Allworth Press), remains an indispensable reference tool for professionals at every organizational level. Nowak’s work has been featured on 60 Minutes, CNN, NPR, and in the Miami Herald.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction ix
Part I The Art of the Craft
1 Voice 5
2 Body Movement 23
3 Gestures 33
4 Eye Contact 45
5 Energy 55
Part II The Art of the Connection
6 Finding the Intention 69
7 Selecting the Frame 75
8 Embracing Humor 91
9 Inviting Dialogue 101
10 Transforming Resistance 113
Part III The Art of the Flow
11 Clarifying Values 131
12 Releasing Fear 147
13 Choosing Spontaneity 157
14 Dismantling the Box 173
Final Thoughts 185
Appendix The Seven Golden Rules of Visual Presenting 189
Sources 199
Index 201
About the author 208
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