Speaking Scared, Sounding Good: Public Speaking for the Private Person

Overview

For millions, the idea of public speaking is terrifying--actually ranking ahead of the fear of death. Many books on public speaking promise to turn shy talkers into impressively confident speakers, but Speaking Scared, Sounding Good is different. Written by Dr. Peter Desberg, a practicing psychologist who has taught thousands of people to speak in front of groups, it doesn’t make ridiculous claims. What it does do is provide you with proven techniques that will enable you to make it through any speech and—even ...
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Overview

For millions, the idea of public speaking is terrifying--actually ranking ahead of the fear of death. Many books on public speaking promise to turn shy talkers into impressively confident speakers, but Speaking Scared, Sounding Good is different. Written by Dr. Peter Desberg, a practicing psychologist who has taught thousands of people to speak in front of groups, it doesn’t make ridiculous claims. What it does do is provide you with proven techniques that will enable you to make it through any speech and—even though you may still be nervous—sound as if you know what you are talking about. You’ll learn how to relax, how to focus, and how to set reachable goals for yourself. Through worksheets and self-tests, you’ll be able to isolate and address your individual needs. The author even discusses the unique speaking problems associated with dyslexia.

If the fear of public speaking has been holding you back in your career—or if you’ve simply run out of excuses to avoid talking in front of your local garden club—Speaking Scared, Sounding Good will successfully guide you through the process.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780757002625
  • Publisher: Square One Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,403,106
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Desberg

Peter Desberg, PhD, received his doctorate from the University of Southern California. He is a professor of psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and also a licensed clinical psychologist. For over twentyfive years, he has conducted seminars and workshops on controlling stage fright for business people, students, performers, athletes, job applicants, and others. Dr. Desberg is the author of sixteen published books and numerous articles. He and his family currently reside in the Los Angeles area.

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