Speak up and succeed.
“Fear of snakes makes sense. After all, snakes bite! On the other hand, fear of public speaking is worth overcoming. This book is an excellent place to start.”-Seth Godin, bestselling author of Purple Cow and Free Prize Inside
“Your ability to speak confidently on your feet will impress more people and open more doors than you can imagine. The Confident Speaker shows you how.”-Brian Tracy, bestselling author of The Psychology of Selling
“Eureka! This book is exactly what every beginning speaker needs.”-Dottie Walters, CSP, bestselling author of Speak and Grow Rich
“When we speak in public, we convey our knowledge, our interest in others, and our value. Now, thanks to Monarth and Kase, their book The Confident Speaker opens that door to successful public speaking.”-Susan RoAne, bestselling author of How To Work A Room®
“Speaking before a group stresses many otherwise capable people, and as a result their anxiety cripples their careers. Monarth and Kase offer the antidote in their highly readable book.”-Dianna Booher, bestselling author of Speak with Confidence and Communicate with Confidence
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About the Author
Harrison Monarth and Larina Kase are cofounders of TheConfidentSpeaker.com, a public speaking and communication coaching Web site. Monarth is the founder of GuruMaker, a professional speaking consultancy. Kase is a peak performance and anxiety management expert.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If there was ever a book written that I needed to read, this is it. That may sound silly but I have a terrible time speaking to a large audience. I’m just one of those people that’s a bundle of nerves and it shows. Of course, well-meaning people have given me tidbits of advice over the years, but nothing really stuck. Needless to say, I’ve read a few things on this topic. The way things are framed in ‘The Confident Speaker’ really addresses how much nerves can derail you from achieving something that’s within your ability. It’s very personable and empathetic. Straight out of the gate, you feel like the authors get where you’re coming from and are on your side. Honestly, this book would probably help anyone that wants to work on their public speaking. Maybe the thought of talking to a large audience has never bothered you like it has me. But few of us are natural orators and we could use some guidance on how to improve. I’ve noticed that people who can confidently communicate tend to go further in their careers. So, even if you’re not scheduled for the next TedTalk, being a confident speaker can still benefit you. Now, I generally stick to e-reader versions. There’s something about not having to wait for a book to be delivered. To me it’s magic and has dramatically increased how many books I read in a year. Maybe there’s someone on your holiday shopping list that prefers a physical copy. So, it’s good that this is available in hardcover as well.
I decided to read The Confident Speaker after learning I would be required to do some public speaking for a new job. The very idea of it made me extremely anxious, so I was willing to try anything, even if I was skeptical a book would be any help. Although the nerves won’t be totally gone, I surprisingly do feel much more confident. Well, at least much less anxious! I found the exercises helpful and the real world examples relatable and I particularly enjoyed the part on handling a negative audience because that is definitely one of the biggest anxieties. I would definitely recommend this to anyone in my situation … if the idea of public speaking makes you nauseous, read this book! It honestly does help!