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Be Heard the First Time: The Woman's Guide to Powerful Speaking

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Dr. Susan Miller s passion is to empower women with effective compelling communication skills so they can articulate and achieve their goals, communicate their needs, and master the art of being heard where it counts. Be Heard the First Time is an operator s manual for oral communication and shares the seven key skills of all competent speakers, plus Dr. Miller s proven st ...more
Paperback, 202 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Capital Books (VA) (first published February 1st 2006)
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Debbie Howell
Jan 02, 2008 Debbie Howell rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anybody who talks
Recommended to Debbie by: Newspaper review
I really liked this book. An easy read, but had good content, and I liked its design--fun cartoons on the chapter title pages, bulleted lists for reviewing concepts. Not too fond of the cover, though. The title makes it sound like this is just a book about public speaking, and there's a bit of that, but it's also full of helpful information about the mechanics of using your voice without tiring it or sounding like a little girl or an old crone. The author includes exercises to find your right sp ...more
Leslie Farrell
So far, this book is just okay. A video format would have been better, and what I've learned so far is that if I want to project a powerful self-image I really need to hire a consultant to help me.

I am waiting to read Penelope Trunk's book; her blog has many of the same pointers but better stated.
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Really good tips for public speaking and improving both enunication and pronunciation but a little heavier on the exercises than I would have liked.
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Dr. Miller has over 26 years of experience transforming professional speakers, radio and news personalities, foreign-born executives, government officials, and international diplomats to communicate with impact. She lectures to groups ranging from 10 to 1,000 participants on topics such as effective communicati
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