Do you get tongue-tied at the mere thought of speaking in public?
Would you rather swim with sharks or undergo a tax audit than face an
audience? Well, you’re not alone. According to the Book of Lists’ list
of humans’ greatest fears, the fear of death is our fourth greatest
fear, while fear of public speaking commands a solid first place.
from Roger E. Axtell, one of America’s most accomplished public
speakers, here’s a book guaranteed to turn even the most stage-shy
mumbler into a great communicator.
Geared primarily, but not
exclusively, for business people, this amusing and informative guide
can show you how to possess the powers of public persuasion you’ve
always dreamed of having. Whether it’s making a pitch to the board of
directors, or prepping the sales force, stating your case to the town
council, or being interviewed on live TV, Do’s and Taboos of Public
Speaking can help you to be an intelligent, articulate, confident, and
likable presence in front of any audience you’ll ever face.
techniques for controlling fear, preparing for and organizing a
business presentation or speech, using body language and humor, getting
the most out of audio and audio/visual equipment, speaking in front of
the camera, and much, much more
Helpful hints from successful
business speakers and such greats as Winston Churchill, Lee Iacocca,
Red Barber, Roger Ailes, and Charles Osgood
Special chapters on humor and roasts, speaking internationally, and even how to become a professional speaker