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Publisher's Summary

Public speaking is the main principal element of fear for most people. Sometimes, finding one’s own voice in front of a crowd can cause a great amount of anxiety and stress. In order to overcome the fear of public speaking, there are different strategies and techniques that one can employ to become a more confident communicator. While some are born with an innate sense of how to speak to an audience, others are scared speechless at the mere idea of giving a speech. Feeling nervous before giving a speech is normal and can be controlled by following the guidelines outlined in this audiobook.

Don’t be discouraged, if you bomb out during your first public speaking engagement, allow us to help you focus on your potential to find your place among the great speakers of the world. After listening to this book, you will be able to keep the butterflies you feel in check, and to bring your communication skills to greater heights.

Here is a sampling of what you'll learn, plus easy chapter navigation:

  • Five Elements/Factors of Speaking in Public
  • How to Identify Fear and Phobias
  • Causes of Public Speaking Fear
  • Learning to Breathe and Throw Your Voice
  • All About the Audience-They want You to Succeed
  • Public Speaking Techniques That Work
  • How to Calm Your Nerves and Let Go of Stress
  • Using Humor to Win the Crowd
  • Creating a Win-Win Situation
  • How to Use and Handle Silent Moments
  • How to Deal with Mistakes
  • Practical Speaking Application
  • Using Your New Knowledge
  • Using Your Available Resources
  • Taking Steps to Overcome Your Fear
  • Thoughtful Practice to Make Perfect
©2014 Sam Siv (P)2014 Sam Siv

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A Great Public Speaking Handbook

What made the experience of listening to Public Speaking the most enjoyable?

The tone set by Jack Nolan was the perfect tone for this book. It made this book easy to listen to and the information was so dead on. Great book.

What did you learn from Public Speaking that you would use in your daily life?

The best thing that I learned from this book on Public Speaking that I will use in my daily life is breathing. This is so important and you don't always think about how important it is.

Any additional comments?

Reading this book on Public Speaking will definitely impact my life and how I am able to address others in public. Everything from how to dress, recording yourself to hear how you sound to your breathing. Absolutely everything is covered.

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Simple but Good Advice

Would you consider the audio edition of Public Speaking to be better than the print version?

I definitely enjoyed listening to this more than I would have, had I read it in print. I probably would have put it down, but the narrator worked to make it interesting and engaging.

Would you recommend Public Speaking to your friends? Why or why not?

If a friend were looking for a simple start to overcoming fears of public speaking, I would certainly recommend this as a good start. Someone experienced but looking for more helpful tips may not find it as helpful.

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Learn Some Tricks For Public Speaking

Where does Public Speaking rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It ranks right up there with the couple I have listened to. I like this author.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The author because he gives you step by step ways to help you if you need to do public speeches.

Have you listened to any of Jack Nolan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No this was my first one.

What did you learn from Public Speaking that you would use in your daily life?

It explains how to concentrate on public speaking. How not to be nervous. I like it alot.

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I personally don"t do a lot of public speaking. As I was going through High School I wish I had this. We always had to do all different kinds of presentations in front of the school. I know I will be prepared if it ever comes up that I need to speak in public. This audible book really gives some great ideas to follow.

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A well-narrated and very useful guide!

Where does Public Speaking rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I ranked Public Speaking second to all audiobooks I've listened so far.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Public Speaking?

One of the most memorable moments of Public Speaking contained in the book is how to overcome your fear.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

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Nice and quick easy public speaking tips

Nice book with a lot of helpful information! I listened to it in one day and think it will be very helpful in my public speaking endeavors.

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  • 02-23-15

Very Useful

This quick read is a useful book for anyone who is new to public speaking. As someone who is a current college student and wants to be a speaker for a living I found it helpful. And since it is so short it's easy to go back and listen every now and then. I recommend it.

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Effective Public Speaking practices!

What did you love best about Public Speaking?

I have always been afraid of crowds and speaking in public, short of being camera-shy, too. But I wanted to change this and be more outspoken, once and for all, so I got this audiobook to learn more. Luckily, this book had been written and narrated in plain, simple, easy to understand terms. It helps me overcome fear of public and and the narrator clearly discussed the effective ways to practice public speaking.

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I overcame my public speaking fear

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I have always been fearful of public speaking. I am an anxious person by nature and public speaking was a concept that always made me break a sweat. This audio-book does an amazing job detailing this fear and gives excellent techniques to help you change your outlook and to ultimately overcome the fear. I loved listening to this audio-book and highly recommend it to anyone interested in solving their fear of public speaking.

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  • Craig Beck
  • 12-21-14

Useless and far too basic

Ok if you are a complete numbskull and can't work out that having cue cards is a good idea then yes this might help. If you have half a brain don't bother with this - a complete waste of time - so obvious and pointless.