Getting Over Yourself: A Guide to Painless Public Speaking and More

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Bouldin Hill Press, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 214 pages
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Learning to get over yourself will put you in a comfort zone where you'll be free to communicate your ideas instead of your fears. On stage and off. Barbara Rocha has mastered the subject. In seminars, workshops and personal sessions, she has coached thousands of students in developing confidence, focus an poise in front of an audience. Now, in this expanded edition of her popular book, she can help you. You'll learn: How to manage your mind, to stay focused and to get out of your own way. How to manage your body -your hands, your feet and the sound of your voice. How to prepare a well-organized presentation that excites your audience and reduces your stress. The secrets of enjoying speaking and connection with your audience. Being able to say I'd be glad to! when you're assigned to make a presentation.

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Contents

Introduction
1
How To Get Out of Your Own Way and Become Invisible
7
Overcoming Nervousness Keeping Your Poise and Focus
15
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Barbara Rocha, a nationally known speaker trainer, speech coach, author and consultant, is Director of Barbara Rocha and Associates, a communications training and consulting firm based in Pasadena, California. Over the past 27 years, in addition to speaking and coaching, she has conducted training seminars for well over 10,000 business professionals. These seminars teach verbal and written communications; they are tailored to the specific needs of clients. Her other services include keynote speaker, conference session leader, personalized coaching and speech preparation. Ms. Roach earned her B.A. from UCLA and did graduate study at California State University where she earned her M.A. in History, writing a thesis analyzing the speaking ability of Winston Churchill.

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