As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 14, 2012 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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A practical and empowering guide to public speaking and becoming a more effective, persuasive communicator in all areas of life.

The world is full of brilliant people whose ideas are never heard. This book is designed to make sure that you’re not one of them.

Even for the most self-confident among us, public speaking can be a nerve-racking ordeal. Whether you are speaking to a large audience, within a group, or in a oneon- one conversation, the way in which you communicate ideas, as much as the ideas themselves, can determine success or failure.

In this invaluable guide from two of today’s most sought-after communication experts, you’ll learn to master three core principles that you can apply in a wide variety of situations:

Content: Construct a clear and lucid architecture of ideas that will lead your listener through a memorable emotional experience.

Delivery: Use your voice and body in ways that engage your audience and naturally support your message.

State: Bring yourself into peak performance condition. The way you feel when you perform is the most frequently overlooked component of communication.

Accessible, inspiring, and laden with useful tips, As We Speak will help you discover your authentic voice and learn to convey your ideas in the most powerful and unforgettable way possible.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
CONTENT
29
Preparation
35
Architecture
49
Techniques
79
DELIVERY
103
Voice
107
Posture and Movement
117
The Minds Eye
163
Beliefs
167
HIGHSTAKES SITUATIONS
177
Courageous Conversations
181
Crisis Communication
197
Using Technology
203
FINDING YOUR VOICE AND MAKING IT HEARD
223
Presence 251
257

Face and Eyes
131
STATE
153
Body
157
Appendix Two
263
Bibliography
273
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Peter Meyers is the founder of Stand & Deliver Consulting Group. An award-winning actor, he currently teaches performance and leadership skills at Stanford University, Esalen Institute, and IMD-International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne Switzerland.
Shann Nix is an award-winning journalist, novelist, playwright, and radio talk show host.

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