How to Be Brilliant at Public Speaking: Any audience. Any situation.
Product Author Bios
David Pearl has been performing in public since the age of nine, making his debut as a boy soprano soloist beside Placido Domingo at the Royal Opera House. He has worked as a performer, writer and director in film, theatre, television and opera. His business career began when a leading global company spotted him on TV and brought him in to explore how the Arts might help them connect and solve problems differently.
Paul Miller has been a performer since the age of 11, when he entered his first gymnastics competition going on to compete for Great Britain. He has worked in TV, film, circus and opera and theatre, singing solo in the West End production of the musical Barnum with Michael Crawford. His business career began when David Pearl invited him to work on a project with a global company in 1995.
Speaking in public can be fun honestly!
Whatever the occasion, whatever the content, whatever the situation, this book will teach you everything you need to know to plan, prepare and deliver any speech or presentation and will give you the skills to deliver it with style, wit, charm and confidence.
Discover expert tips, tricks, tools and techniques that will help you build on skills and abilities you already have so you can stand up in front of any audience and really wow them.
Whether youre looking for help in overcoming your fears and building your confidence, or whether youre already quite good and want to polish your performance, this book will help you.
Anyone can learn to speak in public. This book will show you how even you can do it brilliantly.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Fun, useful and smart!,
This review is from: How to Be Brilliant at Public Speaking: Any audience. Any situation. (Paperback)I found this book easy to read, fun, and packed with all sorts of useful tips and strategies to make your public speaking shine. What I love about this book is that it's not about 'faking it' as a speaker - the author encourages you to be yourself on stage and to let your passion for your subject show. Definitely my preferred approach to speaking.
A quick summary of each part:
Awareness - The first part starts with what you might consider the basics - how body language and vocal delivery affect your speaking. The angle here is that by becoming more aware of what your body and voice do whilst you're speaking, you can choose to act in a more powerful way.
Empathy - looking at how you build rapport with your audience and understand their needs. I particularly liked the bit about different audience types you might come across and how to handle them (I've definitely seen a sniper or two!)
Freshness - how to add interest to what you say to make it... Read more
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Table of Contents
About the author
Chapter 1 It Starts With Authenticity
PART ONE AWARENESS
The foundations of excellent speaking. Get rid of your speaking quirks and step into powerful expression.
Chapter 2 Your Body
Chapter 3 Your Voice
PART TWO EMPATHY
Gain the respect of your audience by focusing on their needs.
Chapter 4 Preparing with empathy
Chapter 5 Managing the crowd
PART THREE FRESHNESS
Create memorable public speaking experiences with creative content.
Chapter 6 Wonderful Words and Vibrant Visuals
Chapter 7 Ingenious Interactivity
PART FOUR BALANCE
Develop structures that are powerful and aid your memory
Chapter 8 The Balancing Act of Structure
PART FIVE - FEARLESSNESS
Battle through your comfort zone to become an expert
Chapter 9 Understanding Fear
Chapter 10 Tools For Developing Fearlessness
PART SIX - AUTHENTICITY
Chapter 11 It Ends With Authenticity
The Road Ahead
Appendix 1 Public Speaking Ingredients List
Appendix 2 The Um Game
Appendix 3 Wonderful Words Bingo
Appendix 4 Design Your Stage Persona
Appendix 5 Further Resources
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