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Better Business Speech: Techniques and Shortcuts for Public Speaking at Work

Better Business Speech: Techniques and Shortcuts for Public Speaking at Work

by Paul Geiger


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In a business world where we are told that time is money, the real currency is communicating clearly at a poised and measured pace. Better Business Speech: Techniques, Tricks, and Shortcuts for Public Speaking at Work by Paul Geiger focuses on the challenges of being a strong communicator in a range of business settings. It begins with the basic premise that all speaking for business is public speaking. Therefore, these are the communication scenarios where any lack of confidence in speech ability will be magnified. The obstacles that stand in the way of successful meetings, presentations, networking events, job interviews, and sales calls are all clearly described. Seasoned speech coach Paul Geiger offers tricks, techniques, and shortcuts that all seem shockingly simple; but it is the retraining of the mind and body that is the hard part. He details practical daily exercises that lead to better speech habits and addresses the causes of ineffective speech pattern in both personal and business settings. The physical and mental aspects of speech are explored in the context of forming a strong speech technique foundation that never loses sight of the importance of always sounding authentic. By offering action steps and helpful online tutorials, Geiger provides readers with the tools necessary to make lasting changes that will enhance speaking skills in all facets of business life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538102053
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/06/2017
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Paul Geiger is currently a Senior Associate Instructor at New York Speech Coaching in New York City. He specializes in effective business communications. Paul uses his training, his experience and, more importantly, his intuition to figure out the key action steps that work for each individual client. He has spent most of his life developing consistent approaches that work for so many difficult business communications scenarios. Paul has enjoyed a parallel career as a voice artist and as a performer. His radio and television voiceover clients include: Mazda, Capital One and America On Line. Paul’s live and on camera performances have promoted such companies as: Platinum Technologies, Coldwell Banker and Bacardi International. Paul is a regular contributor to the website: Vocal Articles. Better Business Speech is his first book.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction The Shortest Distance 1

1 Speaking Up (Meetings and Conference Calls): Meeting Challenges 3

2 Heavy Lifting: Presentation Challenges 13

3 Putting Yourself Out There (Networking and Job Interviews): Networking Challenges 19

4 Sealing the Deal: Sales Call Challenges 25

5 Realizing the Problem: Personal Complaints 31

6 Breaking the Pattern: Business Complaints 47

7 Breathing with Authority: Powerful Speech Techniques 61

8 No Shouting Please: Controlled Speech Techniques 71

9 Those Sneaky Leaks: Clear Speech Techniques 83

10 More Than Words: Body Language Techniques 93

11 Of Tall Tales and Bumper Stickers: Preparation Tricks 109

12 Fear and Loathing: Fearless Tricks 115

13 Annoying Habits: Habit-Changing Shortcuts 127

14 Connecting the Dots: Executive Presence Shortcuts 133

Bibliography 141

Index 145

About the Author 149

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