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Enjoy Making an Impact: The Secrets to Successful Public Speaking, Part 1 | [Ed Percival]

Enjoy Making an Impact: The Secrets to Successful Public Speaking, Part 1

Does the idea of talking in public speaking fill you with dread? What are you going to say? How are you going to say it? Will you stumble over your words? Will the audience understand and what if they don't like you? Whether it's standing up in a meeting at work, making a speech at a wedding or just talking normally while others listen - public speaking is the most common fear and the majority of people will try to get out of it or "get it over with" as quickly as possible.
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Publisher's Summary

Does the idea of talking in public speaking fill you with dread? What are you going to say? How are you going to say it? Will you stumble over your words? Will the audience understand and what if they don't like you?

Whether it's standing up in a meeting at work, making a speech at a wedding or just talking normally while others listen - public speaking is the most common fear and the majority of people will try to get out of it or "get it over with" as quickly as possible.

Even if you don't mind public speaking, there will be times when you are in unfamiliar circumstances, have to present an unpopular message or get put on the spot and you need a little bit of help.

Over 20 years, Ed Percival, leading Trainer and Coach, has helped some of the most successful people in business, entertainment and sport to become great presenters, regardless of their levels of nerves. And now you can learn his secrets to delivering with precision and confidence and mostly importantly enjoy making an impact.

Through simple, easy to follow and proven instructions, you will learn the key principles to public speaking and presenting in any context. In this two part audio book, Ed will show you how to:

  • Stand in front of any size audience and connect with them almost instantly
  • Develop your own voice so it becomes an 'instrument' not an 'accident'
  • Make your message clearer and more powerful
  • Use your time effectively to structure your presentation, so that your audience understands and remembers your message
  • Be confident as yourself and communicate authentically with any size audience, from small meetings to large conferences
  • Make your messages clear and memorable, so you don't need to rely on PowerPoint or a script
  • Be flexible and deal with questioning, losing your train of thought, difficult situations, or being put on the spot
  • Actually enjoy being in the 'spot light'. www.leadingworks.com and www.edpercival.com

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      Robert Boynton Beach, FL, United States 03-19-12

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      "Not very informative and terrible audio quality!"
      Would you try another book from Ed Percival and/or the narrator?

      Done with the distorted, headache-inducing audio that you sell. Simply dreadful.


      Any additional comments?

      Why don't you improve the audio??? It just makes no sense to run a company THAT IS AUDIO, with dreadful audio!

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      Ronald Henderson, NV, United States 11-21-10
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      "Excellent tips!"

      I like a powerful message, none of the fluff, and I want it quickly. What other writers take hours to do (if at all), the author gives you in a half hour. Do you want to make an impact for your meeting tomorrow? Have a listen. These tips are very effective.

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      Heather Greenwood, IN, United States 06-30-09
      Heather Greenwood, IN, United States 06-30-09
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      "Making an Imact failed to do so."

      This book was boring and too short. The Title was very nice and sold me. But the book was lacking content. I just wish it had been more informative. I will be purchasing part 2 however just hopeing that it makes up for the first one. The tips that were given were good though. I just really wanted more from it.

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      "Useful...???"

      A case study in how to present the obvious as though it is a revelation. Sometimes, it can be useful to hear the obvious spoken, but here it is little more than slightly dull. And I really don't need to know that the presenter is an Eric Clapton fan - surely that's more his issue than it is to my benefit in listening to this audiobook. Not good.

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    • Michelle
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      "The results have been great"

      I've now listened to all three in the series and as well as helping me overcome my fear of public speaking. I have some really interesting strategies for helping me engage more with my team when I present - the results have been fantastic

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      "Enjoy making an Impact"

      Highly recommend books and Enjoy making Impact course. Edward Percival is in the zone - he uses the very skills he teaches to present the course. Excellent results - Buy it.

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      This man knows his stuff

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