• Public Speaking: Speak like a Pro

  • How to Destroy Social Anxiety, Develop Self-Confidence, Improve Your Persuasion Skills, and Become a Master Presenter (Practical Emotional Intelligence)
  • By: James W. Williams
  • Narrated by: Sam Slydell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (150 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Have you ever been called upon to speak at an event and the mere thought of doing it is giving you sleepless nights? 

Do you want to learn how to captivate a crowd with ease just like the pros? Are you looking to make your mark in the world of public speaking but have no clue where to begin? 

Whether you are speaking as the best man at your friend’s wedding, leading a presentation by your team at the next board meeting, or speaking to an audience of eager people, this book, Public Speaking: Speak like a Pro; How to Destroy Social Anxiety, Develop Self-Confidence, Improve Your Persuasion Skills and Become a Master Presenter is just what you need. 

Dive into the core issues that could be affecting your self-esteem. Get practical tips on how to deliver your speech and overcome your social anxiety with the wealth of information made available in one accessible platform. Unlock the amazing potential within you in the quick and easy steps inside.

In this book you will discover:

  • Tips on getting you out of your comfort zone 
  • How to destroy your limiting beliefs and social conditioning
  • Ways to develop unwavering confidence 
  • Effective ways to define yourself as a public speaker
  • A simple guide to delivering the perfect presentation no matter the occasion 
  • Tips on vocal tonality, pitch, and body language for optimal influence
  • Secrets to successfully dress to impress like a professional public speaker 
  • Tools that will help you practice, build confidence, overcome social anxiety, and succeed in your presentation
  • And much more!

The average public speaker earns as much as $104,000 annually in the US. The people in the upper echelon of that statistic have annual earnings that go as high as $300,000 within the same timeframe. In essence, this is a profession that is valued by a lot of people and if done right, it can create a sustainable income that can set you up for the rest of your life. Even if you are not interested in becoming a professional speaker, being a skilled public speaker is one of the most respected skill by your peers. 

This book, Public Speaking: Speak like a Pro; How to Destroy Social Anxiety, Develop Self-Confidence, Improve Your Persuasion Skills and Become a Master Presenter, provides you with a wholesome perspective on becoming a public speaker that is effective, practical, and insightful. The objective of this book is not just to make you a public speaker, but one who is bold enough to stand on any stage and share their truth with their audience. Your fears should not have the power to impede your dreams. Reach into yourself and unleash your full potential with this book one minute at a time. Don’t let that incredible talent that you have go to waste. 

So what are you waiting for? Scroll up, click “buy now” and begin your transformation as a confident, influential public speaker!

©2019 James W. Williams (P)2019 James W. Williams

Featured Article: How to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking


Glossophobia—or the fear of public speaking—is one of the most commonly shared phobias, affecting a majority of the population. There's something about getting up in front of people—whether it’s a group of 10 or 10,000—that many of us dread. But this fear is not insurmountable; there are a wide range of useful tricks and tips to learn how to overcome your fear of public speaking and enhance your delivery style.

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  • bz
  • 11-21-19

Not about public speaking

This is a very boring and very basic book about confidence and self worth. Just horrible.

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It is very interesting

I recently enrolled in Toastmasters. my occupation requires me to speak in front of groups, lead meetings, and sometimes act as an MC. Because of this, all of the information in this book pertains to me and my occupation.

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Fantastic and amazing

Like many of us, speaking in front of others has never been my strong suit. I have long believed that some of us simply are not the "type" to be able to speak in front of a group with skill and poise. After reading this book, I am certain that I can grow in this area and become the competent and self-assured speaker that I've desired to be.

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  • SB
  • 02-07-22

Great book

Interesting and engaging. Easy to read. Very useful. Good narrator. definitely worth reading twice.

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Sounds like a choppy robot

Had a tough time listening to this. Was looking for help on public speaking and this is more focused on helping people who have a serious fear of public speaking. Would not recommend.

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Out of Comfort Zone

I have listened to this twice so far it is helping me get out of my comfort zone. I plan to listen to it a couple more times. Thank you, for the time and effort you put into this and sharing your story. And thank you, for sharing the different tools we need to assist us on this journey of public speaking.

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Great Entry Level Public Speaking Book

A lot of great points covered in a short amount of time. Definitely, a great starting spot for anyone! I’ll be regularly going through this book.

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great book

An interesting and effective listen from opening to conclusion. Great tips for all levels of speaking.

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Amazing audible

An informative book, full of practical information to prepare itself to do a TedTalk! A lot of good information

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I like this book.

I keep going back through chapters and rereading them but the goal of the book is repeated throughout as well as multiple ways to create a better speaker of yourself. Lots of good info to use and I definitely see why they’ve described the tips as they did

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  • A MCBRIDE
  • 10-31-20

Nothing new here

The information is not particularly surprising or entertaining. Don't feel I've learned anything I don't already know. "find your voice" is a far more useful book than this one

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-05-21

Not great

There are better books for public speaking out there. I didn’t find the book engaging and the delivery of the content I found to be a bit mono-tone. I found myself rushing through it as I wasn’t engaged. Having said that if you find the speaker engaging there are some good points in there.

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  • Erik Hansen
  • 03-27-21

Meditation and Mantra, no go!

Had I known that this book is mixed with Meditation an Mantras I wouldn't have bought it. I didn't finish it.

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  • NA
  • 03-24-21

Good practical book

I found the ideas and tips shared in the book very practical in that you can begin to apply them immediately and seeing results.

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  • Henry Parsons
  • 10-20-19

This audio book is really awesome!

Great practical advice for sure. But more importantly, a manifesto on the importance of speech and the spreading of ideas to create a better world.

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  • Charlie Cameron
  • 10-20-19

This is an amazing little audiobook!

Import skills to put in practice, this book contain what I was looking desperately to deal with my fear of public speaking, thank James , now get down to business

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  • Joe Jackson
  • 10-14-19

Perfect

An incredibly useful book to help a person overcome a debilitating fear of public speaking. Thanks to the author for sharing his expertise!

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  • Mia Marsh
  • 10-14-19

Great Tips

This book is so we'll written easy to understand and so helpful for us who have fear of speaking in front of large crowds and helping you overcome this it is an amazing book thank you so much

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  • Amelie James
  • 10-14-19

Absolutely Fabulous

James provides concise, actionable principles to help anyone move through paralyzing fear on to public speaking with ease and passion. A must read for those embarking on this journey or those wanting to improve their public speaking skills!

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  • Sam Craig
  • 10-10-19

Very good description

This is a great book for the one who is fearful of speaking but also for the seasonal speaker who needs to hone his/her speaking skills. I was amazing at the personal stories that give this instructional book its depth. I highly encourage anyone who is afraid to speak in front of others and the prolific speaker as well to pick this book up and conquer the platform of speaking!