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The Elements of Great Public Speaking: How to Be Calm, Confident, and Compelling
Great speakers aren't just born; they prepare and they practice. THE ELEMENTS OF GREAT PUBLIC SPEAKING takes the fear out of taking the podium, distilling essential techniques and tricks for just about any speaking occasion. Experienced businesspeople, nervous students, best men, and eulogists alike can benefit from the author's simple, direct, and tested advice on everyth ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Ten Speed Press
(first published August 30th 2006)
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Good tips on preparing delivery, building confidence and reducing anxiety by primarily by knowing your subject matter, having the inner desire about the subject and caring about topic. I've been faced with large audiences since secondary school and few years of teaching and still struggle with intense anxiety and the competency aspect to a flaw. The chapter on managing fear in front of judgment-filled audiences is one that has aided me the most in pushing myself to overcome this barrier. Getting ...more