The Confident Speaker: Beat Your Nerves and Communicate at Your Best in Any Situation

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0071510311

Date

May 14, 2007

Format

Mixed media product, 256 pages

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ISBN

0071481494 / 9780071481496

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18.95



Overview


Main description

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


Table of contents

Introduction

Part 1: Identifying the Fears

1: When Fear Controls You

2: Top Myths Revealed

3: Getting into Your Personal Fears

Part 2: Preparing to Beat Your Anxiety

4: The Big “O”: Objective and Organization

5: How to Prepare to Reduce Anxiety

6: Using Support People to Help You Practice

7: What to Do and Not Do Before a Talk

Part 3: Toolbox for the Nervous Speaker

8: Thoughts and Behaviors

9: Body, Face and Voice

10: Techniques to Increase Confidence

11: How to Work with Your Audience

Part 4: Using the Tools in the Real World

12: Impromptu Speaking

13: Performance and Presentations

14: Social Interactions

15: For Women or Men Specifically

16: Recovering from a Speaking Crisis or Blunder

17: Finding Speaking Opportunities for Continued Practice and Polish


Author comments

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.


Back cover copy

[FRONT COVER QUOTE]

“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

[BACK COVER]

Speak up-and succeed.

“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, author, The Psychology of Selling

“Eureka! This book is exactly what every beginning speaker needs.”-Dottie Walters CSP, author of bestselling book 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, 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, author of Speak with Confidence and Communicate with Confidence

“I've trained some of the finest speakers in the world. This book will make that process a lot easier in the future. The Confident Speaker is the single finest book I've ever read on the subject.”-Kevin Hogan, Psy.D, author of Science of Influence





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