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5.0 out of 5 starsSpeak Without Fear, Rock Star Presentation Skills to Get People to Hear What You Say
Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2013
Soon, I will be re-entering the Corporate World, presenting to the Senior level management of large businesses. I felt a bit intimidated until I read Deb Sofield's Speak Without Fear, Rock Star Presentation Skills to Get People to Hear What You Say. This well-written guide is down-to-earth, and straightforward. Ms. Sofield reminds us many of the basics of speaking through her stories. She talks about the importance of presenting ourselves, which is almost a lost art in some businesses today. I decided to "like" her on Facebook, and to my delight discovered she also has a radio show on Saturday afternoons (1pm ch. 94.5FM) She speaks just like she writes! I'm going to watch for her next publication. I'm sure by then I'll feel more comfortable with public speaking, but may not quite be a Rock Star!
As a professional who works with executive business leaders, I found Deb Sofield's book full of good ideas which can be applied instantly. Practical tips, step by step instructions, and solid stories make this an easy read. I would recommend the book to anyone wanting to be a rock star presenter! Kudos to Deb for putting her terrific ideas into a book so people can benefit from her wealth of experience and knowledge.
5.0 out of 5 starsReally delivers on the promise "Speak Without Fear"
Reviewed in the United States on March 24, 2013
The book "Speak Without Fear" by Deb Sofield, Executive Speech Coach and Speaker, is far more than the newest guide book to help people get through a speech without passing out. This book promises to help readers develop "Rock Star presentation Skills to Get People to Hear What You Say" and it does just that. Through examples, instruction, humor and finger waiving reprimands Sofield helps readers understand how to overcome fears and obstacles in order to become a persuasive speaker on a stage, in a presentation or anywhere.
As an author of business books (101 Winning Marketing Actions for Small Businesses and Capitalizing On Being Woman Owned), I know how critical it is to write "how to" books in a manner that guides, prods and explains. Deb definitely does that in her book.
One of the best things about "Speak Without Fear" is that Sofield brings all her coaching skills into play so that it feels as if she is actually talking to you. By the end of Section One you are ready to say, "put me in coach." I recommend this book not only to people who have never made a speech, but also for those who struggle with making themselves heard in a way that causes listeners to act.