From Page to Stage: Inspiration, Tools, and Simple Public Speaking Tips for Writers

From Page to Stage: Inspiration, Tools, and Simple Public Speaking Tips for Writers

by Betsy Graziani Fasbinder


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631524639
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 894,663
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Betsy Graziani Fasbinder is an award-winning author, a licensed psychotherapist, and an in-demand communications trainer. She has coached public speaking for the reluctant and the downright phobic in fortune 500 companies throughout the US and abroad. She coaches others to conquer their stage fears, connect to listeners, and never again allow a fear of public speaking to be an obstacle. She is the author of Fire & Water and Filling Her Shoes.

Table of Contents

An Invitation to Every Writer xi

Part 1 It's an Inside Job: Getting Your Heart and Mind Ready for Speaking

Chapter 1 What's Sooooooo Scary about Public Speaking? 5

Chapter 2 Why Leave Your Studio?: Rewards for Writers Who Speak 15

Part 2 What to Say

Chapter 3 Determine Your Intention for Every Talk 27

Chapter 4 Chart the Course of Your Talk: Using a Story Map 33

Chapter 5 Start Your Story Off Right with the Perfect Setup 39

Chapter 6 Design the Heart of Your Spoken Story 55

Chapter 7 Add Spellbinders to Entrance Listeners 67

Chapter 8 Stick the Landing with a Compelling Conclusion 75

Chapter 9 Gratitude is Good: Add a Thank-You Bubble or Two 79

Chapter 10 Practice Makes Nearly Perfect 81

Chapter 11 Make Revisions and Create Useful Speaker Notes 85

Part 3 How to Say It: Stand and Deliver with Simple Skills That Make All the Difference

Chapter 12 Bring Your Most Natural, Best Self to Every Talk You Give 97

Chapter 13 Control the Climate with Delivery Skills 103

Chapter 14 Cool Things Down With Composure Skills 107

Chapter 15 Warm Up Your Talk With Energy Skills 121

Chapter 16 Delivery Skills Extras and Special Circumstances 133

Part 4 Transform Presentations into Conversations

Chapter 17 Create Room for Interaction 143

Chapter 18 Manage Challenging Interactions by Taking the LEAD 149

Chapter 19 Prepare for Interviews When You're Not in Control of the Flow 161

Part 5 Add the Bling: Touches That Make a Talk Memorable

Chapter 20 The Eyes Have It: Make Great Use of Visual Support 173

Chapter 21 Virtual Presentations: The Next Best Thing to Being There 181

Chapter 22 Readings That Work 191

Chapter 23 Be a Skilled Event Host, Panel Moderator, or Emcee 197

Chapter 24 Pitches and Parties: Tips for Speaking Well in Casual Conversation 205

Chapter 25 The Extra Extras: Food, Music, and Causes 209

Wrapping It Up: My Big Message to Fellow Writers 215

Acknowledgements 217

Bonus Track: Resources and References 219

About the Author 223

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