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Personal presence gives you the power to inspire, to influence, to excite, to question and to connect. We all have it within us. Yet many of us freeze or falter when speaking in public. As an actor on national TV and as a coach to high-performing professionals, Sarah Thurstan knows there are no set answers for how to give your best when you take the stage. It's a highly personal story for each of us. In this book, she guides you through how you can bring your natural self and your authentic voice to when you are speaking in public. In 15 chapters, she discusses how to master your fears, craft your message, share your stories, express your values and act when the spotlight is on you. These are skills which we can all learn and improve, whether as polished performers or as nervous beginners. We can always become a better version of ourselves when speaking in public and engaging our audiences.
The ability to connect with an audience is an essential element of public speaking. While an effective presentation can have all the elements of good pace, pitch and body language, it can still leave an audience unaffected or unmoved. Rob Parson believes even the most proficient speakers can enhance their public speaking by focusing on the heart of communication: connection. For the first time, Rob Parsons shares his insights from over fifty years of experience. He unpacks methods that will help any public speaker - from how to prepare well and utilise the power of story, to giving top tips on avoiding common distractions. Readers will come away with a better grasp on public speaking - not only how to speak to the head, but to the heart. Having spoken to over a million people around the world, from multinational organisations to church congregations, Rob has fine-tuned approaches that can help anyone wanting to grow in this area.
Do you have a message you want to get out into the world? Have you ever dreamed of speaking for a living? Is there something you have to say but just aren't sure what to do next? The Successful Speaker is a proven, easy-to-follow guide to helping you do just that. Whether you want to speak at your next board meeting or community gathering, start making some extra money on the side, or become a full-time professional speaker, Grant Baldwin knows how to get you from here to there. Why? Because he's done it himself and has coached over 2,000 speakers. In The Successful Speaker, you will learn the five-step road map to start and scale a speaking business from the ground up, including - how to hone your message and know exactly who it's for - the preparation process to help your next speech move an audience to action - what it takes to establish yourself as an in-demand expert - practical steps to finding and booking paid speaking gigs - how to know when it's time to grow your impact and income In each chapter, you will get specific action steps and case studies from professional speakers (including some of the most successful communicators in the world) to put you on the fast track to booking gigs, getting paid, and building your speaking platform.
Written for today's diverse student body, THE PURPOSEFUL ARGUMENT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, 3rd Edition, empowers you with essential negotiating skills for everyday life -- tools that will serve you well wherever your career takes you. Vivid explanations, detailed examples and practical exercises guide you step by step through the process of building an effective argument. The text equips you to argue in response to issues in a variety of environments: school, workplace, family, neighborhood, social-cultural, consumer and concerned citizen. It provides thorough treatments of Toulmin-based and Rogerian approaches and emphasizes the value of understanding the opposition, aiming for the middle ground and using a microhistory to forge an unconventional position. In addition, a rich anthology of arguments covers a wide range of current issues. Also available: MindTap digital learning solution.
Public Speaking: Liberating Your Promise provides students with a collection of carefully selected readings that not only helps them develop critical skills related to public speaking, but also fosters powerful self-discovery. Students learn how public speaking can help them reveal their true selves and connect with others in meaningful ways. The text addresses a variety of public speaking topics that will help students strengthen their technique and successfully deliver speeches centered on specific subjects for a specific purpose. Dedicated readings explore specialized speeches, building confidence and improving impact, managing the first impression, organizing one's thoughts, and persuasive and influential speaking. Throughout, students are encouraged and challenged to deeply connect with their ideas, beliefs, passions, and personal truths to effectively and competently speak to topics of the day. Developed to help students discover their unique voices, Public Speaking is an exemplary resource for courses in communication and public speaking. The text could also support college orientation or first-year courses or programs, as well as courses within any discipline that emphasize speechmaking or public speaking.