As We Speak How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick

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ISBN-13: 9781439153086
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 8/14/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

A practical and empowering guide to public speaking and becoming a more effective, persuasive communicator in all areas of life.Even for the most accomplished, public speaking can be a nerve-racking ordeal. Yet whether it’s speaking to a large audience, within a group, or in a one-on-one conversation, the way in which we communicate ideas, as much as the ideas themselves, can determine success or failure.     With a client roster that includes NestlÉ, Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard, ING, and PG&E, Peter Meyers—a former actor and theater director and the founder of Stand & Deliver consulting group—has honed a comprehensive approach for tackling the underlying obstacles that almost everyone experiences when faced with speaking in public. At the core of As We Speak lies a simple, three-step approach that addresses content, delivery, and state of mind and takes readers through every fundamental aspect of public speaking, including structuring a presentation, making eye contact, eliminating anxiety, and how best to utilize body, voice, eyes, and hands. The book also offers advanced exercises to help readers gain true and lasting confidence as well as realize their own unique values and goals at work and at home. These principles and techniques can also be used to improve communication and relationships among family, friends, coworkers and peers, especially when it comes to the most important and difficult conversations.     Forthright, supportive, and laden with extras—including tips on communicating by email or other electronic means—As We Speak helps readers find their voice, and make it heard.

Peter Meyers is the founder of Stand & Deliver Consulting Group. An acclaimed actor and theater director, he currently teaches performance and leadership skills at Stanford University, Esalen Institute, and IMD-International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is based in San Francisco. Shann Nix is an award-winning journalist, novelist, playwright, and radio talk show host. She lives in Wales.

Introduction
Content
Preparation
Architecture
Techniques
Delivery
Voice
Posture and Movement
Face and Eyes
State
Body
The Mind's Eye
Beliefs
High-Stakes Situations
Courageous Conversations
Crisis Communication
Using Technology
Finding Your Voice and Making it Heard
Creating a Personal Vision
Relationship Dashboard
Collaboration and Innovation
Conclusion: Presence
Acknowledgments
Appendix One
Appendix Two
Notes
Bibliography

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