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This practical guide to public speaking covers the style and structure of typical speeches including delivering a keynote, participating in a panel, conducting a workshop, and more. In addition to Yager's own extensive speaking experiences, the author includes excerpts from interviews or communications with other speakers. There are chapters on protocol issues that speakers have to be concerned about as well as 12 of the most dreaded situations you might encounter as a speaker, and how to handle each one, from being booed or not wanting to speak to forgetting what you had to say or what to do when your computer (Power Point) fails to work. There are also chapters on the special concerns of authors who speak, tips for handling a TV interview, the mechanics of speaking, and 12 secrets of successful speakers. Includes references, resources, and an Appendix with sample pre-speaking surveys, a post-speaking evaluation; indexed.
Do you hate the thought of having to give a presentation? Do you feel tongue-tied and nervous in front of an audience? Have you let yourself down in the past by not putting yourself or your ideas over in an interesting and confident manner? If you answer ‘yes'to any of these questions then this is the book for you. Packed with useful tips and practical guidance, and written in an entertaining, easy-to-read style, it will teach you, in just 60 minutes, how to present to audiences of all sizes so that they remember both you and your message. Topics covered include: making an impact; planning and preparation; winning with visuals; mastering the equipment; nerve busting and good delivery.
Maggie Eyre has over 30 years'experience as a media trainer, communications consultant and performer. In Speak Easy, she takes the reader through the complete process, from initial concept to final delivery. Included are chapters on body language, voice, health, warming up, managing your audience, fear, media skills, social media, how to use technology, grooming and learning your lines. This is the essential book for anyone facing a business presentation or an after-dinner speech.