Most of us are relaxed and confident when we’re with our friends and family. We can tell a story or even tell a joke. But put us on a platform and we can feel very different.
When we speak to an audience, we often put on a public mask and use a different voice. Why can’t we seem to be ourselves when we give a talk?
Why can we seem to connect with an audience one day and not another? How should we best structure a talk and prepare our notes?
And how can we deal with nerves?
And start to drop that public mask.
We will learn how to have a conversation with our audience – to be ourselves – so that we connect with them every time we speak, and deliver our message with energy, clarity and humanity.
Whether you’re a CEO presenting to shareholders, a manager motivating your team, an entrepreneur selling a business, a creative pitching an idea, a charity worker asking for donations or a parent speaking at your daughter’s wedding, this book will help you become a confident and successful speaker, so that when you speak, your audience will listen.
And hopefully you’ll enjoy the experience too!