Transformational Speaking: If You Want to Change the World, Tell a Better Story

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Today's challenging times call for passionate visionaries who are authentic and articulate communicators. Speaking coach and consultant Gail Larsen presents a proven program that liberates the "speaker within" and transforms even the reluctant orator into an agent of change.

While most programs on public speaking focus on a polished presentation and overcoming fear, Larsen's holistic blend of spirit and logic goes far beyond the standard format, making Transformational Speaking ...

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Overview

Today's challenging times call for passionate visionaries who are authentic and articulate communicators. Speaking coach and consultant Gail Larsen presents a proven program that liberates the "speaker within" and transforms even the reluctant orator into an agent of change.

While most programs on public speaking focus on a polished presentation and overcoming fear, Larsen's holistic blend of spirit and logic goes far beyond the standard format, making Transformational Speaking a must listen for even the most seasoned speechmakers. With her uniquely inspirational approach, Larsen reaches out to those who want to make a genuine difference in our world by changing minds through changing hearts.

Transformational Speaking offers insightful advice on everything from defining your message and refining your delivery, to managing the dynamics of a room, handling logistics like a pro, and building a connection with an audience of any size. Larsen has helped business executives and entrepreneurs, community and social change leaders, and healers and life coaches become active movers and shakers through the power of effective communication.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423381723
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 5 CDs, 6 hours
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 4.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Gail Larsen is the founder of Real Speaking and has worked as a coach and consultant to professional and aspiring speakers in both the business and non-profit worlds since 1986. A US Small Business Administration award-winning entrepreneur and former executive VP of the worldwide National Speakers Association, Larsen maintains an active teaching and speaking schedule in the US and Canada. She lives on Whidbey Island, Washington.
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Table of Contents

Preface xii

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction: The Principles of Transformational Speaking 1

Part 1 The Heart of Transformational Speaking

Honoring Your Original Medicine

1 Public Speaking Transformed

Displacing Prevailing Myths with Enduring Principles 9

2 Be Yourself---Everyone Else Is Taken

Claiming Your Gifts and Talents 23

3 God Said, "Ha!"

Finding the Speech You Were Born to Give 36

4 From Comfort Zone to Home Zone™

Expressing the New Edge® of Emotional Connection 45

Part 2 The Art of Transformational Speaking

Connecting with Your Audience to Catalyze Change

5 Truth Well Spoken

Mastering the Four Disciplines of Star Quality 63

6 Know Thyself, Then Thy Audience

Preparing to Be Surprised 78

7 Look, Ma---No Script!

Crafting a Masterful Presentation 89

8 Show Time!

Taking the Stage 106

Part 3 The Energetics of Transformational Speaking

Remaining Whole in the Work of Change

9 Body Rules

Extreme Cherishment of Your Precious, Worthy Self 121

10 Energy Awareness

Understanding and Managing Invisible Dynamics 129

11 The Alchemy of Change

Choosing Power over Force 143

12 Tell a Better Story

Inspiring the Impossible 153

Resources

Written Communications to Support a Professional Presentation 167

Bibliography 179

Index 181

About the Author 189

Permissions 190

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