Secrets Successful Speakers

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You've seen them in action, and chances are you've admired them. They're professional speakers who grab the interest and attention of an audience with their very first words ... who put magic and motivation into every talk they give - no matter what the subject ... who command five-figure speaking fees. Now you can learn the secrets of their persuasive and motivational presentations in just 11 easy steps - with the help of this exciting new book! Lilly Walters, executive director of the world-renowned Walters ...
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Overview

You've seen them in action, and chances are you've admired them. They're professional speakers who grab the interest and attention of an audience with their very first words ... who put magic and motivation into every talk they give - no matter what the subject ... who command five-figure speaking fees. Now you can learn the secrets of their persuasive and motivational presentations in just 11 easy steps - with the help of this exciting new book! Lilly Walters, executive director of the world-renowned Walters International Speakers Bureau, has combined her expertise with more than 60 of the top speakers in the world - Masters of the Spoken Word - to teach you the same techniques that are used by many of today's most sought-after professional and celebrity speakers. These techniques can usually be learned - if at all - only in expensive courses costing thousands of dollars. Utilizing many highly interactive exercises that are designed to teach specific skills and build confidence, Secrets of Successful Speakers takes you step by step through every facet of successful public speaking. You'll learn to find "the seed" in every speech that's guaranteed to motivate, captivate, and persuade the audience; conquer stage fright with the help of tips and anecdotes from the pros (who once suffered from it, too!); customize different talks for different audiences by analyzing their needs, desires, and listening modes; make your presentation memorable by developing a theme, organizing your material succinctly, and keeping your message simple; project a professional "platform image" through personality, voice, and clothes; motivate audiences to change their actions and attitudes; involve listeners by using everything from humor to eye contact and from empathy to audience participation exercises; and deal smoothly with problems and pitfalls ranging from hecklers ... to faulty audiovisual equipment ... to poor staging. Filled with hundreds of helpful hints and amusing anecdotes

How do highly paid professional speakers put magic and motivation into every talk? The executive director of Walters International Speakers Bureau, which represents over 20,000 professional and celebrity speakers, presents 11 easy steps to persuasive speaking. Includes anecdotes of well-known personalities. Illustrated.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070680340
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 599,380
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Lilly Walters (Glendora, CA) is the executive director of Walters International Speakers Bureau, which accesses 36,000 speakers, conducts seminars, and publishes Sharing Ideas, the world's largest magazine for the professional speaking industry. She is the author of Secrets of Successful Speakers and coauthor of Speak & Grow Rich.

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Table of Contents

Who's Who of the Celebrity Speakers
Foreword
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Step 1 Set Objectives That Make a Fabulous Speech: Select the Seed 1
Step 2 Develop the Right Talk for the Right Audience - Customization: Find Fertile Soil 11
Step 3 Conquer Stage Fright and Your Fear of Making Changes: Plant the Seed in the Ground 31
Step 4 Be Credible - Be an Expert: Sink Your Roots Down Deep 45
Step 5 The Key to a Memorable Presentation - Develop a Theme: A Solid Trunk 51
Step 6 Finding and Organizing Material in a Memorable Manner: Grow Strong Sturdy Boughs 57
Step 7 Editing the Material for Its Best Effect: Prune the Deadwood 92
Step 8 Your Image from the Platform: Leaves of Brilliant Color 101
Step 9 Motivating an Audience: Call Them to Pick the Fruit 121
Step 10 Tools to Deliver the Speech and Build Rapport With Your Audience: Till the Soil 135
Step 11 Avoiding the Problems and Pitfalls of the Platform: Protect It All from Wilt 169
Your Presentation Worksheet 193
Checklist to Save Your Presentation from Disaster 195
The 10 Percent I Hope You Will Remember About My Book 203
Curtain Call by Lilly Walters 205
Appendix 207
Index 209
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2001

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    This book is one of the most helpful books on how to become successful in the speaking business. Lilly Walters is truly one of the best experts in industry. This book should be in the library of every speaker.

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