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Speak So Your Audience Will Listen is an audiobook for anyone who has to deliver a message, tell a story – or speak to another human being.

Most of us are quite relaxed and confident when we're with our friends and family. We can tell a story or even tell a joke. But put us on a platform and we can feel very different. When we speak to an audience, we often put on a public mask; and use a different voice. Why can't we seem to be ourselves when we give a talk?

In this audiobook, we will look at all aspects of spoken communication, from structure right through to delivery. We will learn how to have a conversation with our audience - to be ourselves - so that we connect with them every time we speak. In seven simple steps, you can learn to be a confident and authentic public speaker. There are specific exercises at the end of every section for you to practice.

Whether you're a CEO presenting to shareholders, a manager motivating your team, an entrepreneur selling a business, a creative pitching an idea, a charity worker asking for donations, or a parent speaking at your daughter's wedding, this audiobook will help you become a confident and authentic public speaker – so that when you speak, your audience will listen.

©2013 Robin Kermode (P)2014 Robin Kermode

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Speeches

This was a great book, especially if you're giving a lot of speeches in front of large groups. There was still some pretty great stuff in here even if you're not a lecturer or something similar.

Audio is great for this one because he gives some exercises for you to do to work on your speaking and he actually does it with you in the audio. That was awesome. (Some of them are a little ridiculous and you feel less ridiculous when he's doing it right along with you.)

I am all for audiobooks where authors read their own books because you get the right emphasis and flow of the book that they were going for. His accent threw me off a little at first (just because I wasn't used to accents in the books) but it's really not a problem at all. It's actually nice to change things up a bit!

It's a good read if you're nervous about speaking in front of large groups!

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Great book! I used it to calm myself down before a presentation

Great book! I used it to calm myself down before a presentation. It really worked and help me think of different ways to present.

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Informative and Insightful

If you could sum up Speak: So Your Audience Will Listen in three words, what would they be?

Will listen again!

What does Robin Kermode bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Author/narrators are not usually my favourite choice, but Robin Kermode does a lovely job. He has a pleasant voice and does not digress into self congratulatory ramblings.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

The explanation for our physiological reactions to stage fright is brilliant. The author then goes on to provide very concrete ways to deal with this phenomenon.

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In brushing up on technique to teach public speaking to my 4-H club I picked up this audio book. It was well worth my time and money. Very practical information with examples that are real and make sense.

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The best!

This is by far the most useful, practical & insightful book I've ever listened to on public speaking!
It should be compulsory reading (and/or listening) for all entrepreneurs & speakers.
May you be blessed for sharing your wisdom & experience on the topic, Robin!

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if you have the speaking Jitters this is the book

this book is excellent it touches on all the complications of speaking in public and gives very helpful tips

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Wow! Loved it !

Excellent audio book for me ever! Lots of useful tips, great content ! Plan to replay again soon. I was surprise that some well rated audio book caused side effect such as sleepiness or boredom but NOT THIS ONE!! Strongly recommended!

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A lot of useful tips

I found a lot of useful tips in the book not seen in others. Especially exercises and physical motions to do to get rid of jitters.

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  • LT
  • 03-28-16

Worth listening to!

The information was excellent, organized and delivered well. He covered not only what a person would expect on a book on speaking, bit very helpful behind the scenes info. I want to purchase the hard copy so I can physically reread certain sections.

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very interesting,

clear, and he is a wonderful speaker
very good hints, really very well written

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GREAT BOOK, GREAT SPEAKER, GREAT INFO!!

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GREAT BOOK, GREAT SPEAKER, GREAT INFO!! I will be recommending to anyone interested in public speaking, making phone calls or even dating.

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  • g
  • 03-30-15

Excellent content and brilliant presentation

I thought this talking book does everything it says on the cover and is so easy to listen to. I have learned a lot from this and would recommend to all.
This is the first time I have ever recommended anything but thought it deserves it.

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  • Stingray72
  • 10-13-16

Clear, practical, and specific

This was the very first book I downloaded here in Audible and I certainly did not regret it. I do occasionally give lectures to students and I'd say the pointers given here will change my delivery and stage presence all for the better. This is an audio book that is really worth it!

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  • MarkPT
  • 02-02-15

Great for speakers or even online presentations

A good listen!
I don't do much public speaking, but do send daily emails to a large list with info, tips and obviously marketing. This book has managed to give some great tips to cover both sides.
Helpful from - hoe to prepare for a talk, removing dry mouth, shortness of breath etc, to how to stand/ move for confidence and clarity.

Equally good ways to open talks:speeches , ending, how to structure information and deal with "troublesome questions" etc

A good listen

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  • 12-01-14

Logical, helpful, superb

What did you like most about Speak: So Your Audience Will Listen?

At last a self-help book on public speaking that does just what it says on the cover. A methodical approach yet entertaining and certainly very useful. I've listened on audiobooks twice already, and each time another point sinks in. This really works. Take it slowly and then put into good use.

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  • Derek Tuitt
  • 09-23-16

On point!

Found this book to be very practical and ran at a comfortable pace.

Very practical tips and guides in helping to prepare well and respond on the day. Has helped my thinking and provides some really good methods to adopt.

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  • J
  • 06-21-15

Good, very good.

This is much more than a book about public speaking. Worth every penny and more.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-30-17

Great book

I have learned so much from this book. Excellent delivery. Captivating from start to finish

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  • Dalton Powell
  • 11-16-17

a lovely book

very good book as I'm looking to improve in this field. I really enjoyed doing the excercis

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  • JedHoll
  • 06-25-17

Well worth a listen

A very useful book with some ideas I hadn't heard before - easy to listen to and reassuring

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  • Cat P
  • 03-09-17

A very helpful book

I've previously found NLP books quite hard to read.
In this case the author is explaining NLP exercises through a third person experience, this helps memorise the technique without having to "stop and try and go back to the story".

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  • Deanne
  • 06-12-17

Good stuff

This audio book was pretty good, got a few tips out of it which were helpful. Would recommend and is easy to listen to.