Power Speaking: The Art of the Exceptional Public Speaker

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Allworth Press, 2004 - Business & Economics - 209 pages
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This innovative companion integrates key concepts and ideas about publicpeaking into a clear, step-by-step, transformational method. Fuelled by thedea that the best speaking techniques are ineffective without personalssence, the author, a master speaking coach with a track record ofccomplished actors and Fortune 500 clients, teaches emerging speakers how torow the necessary skills and unleash their inner power. The book is dividedn three parts or proficiency levels - Mastering the Basics, Making theonnection, and Polishing the Core - that provide systematic plan toelf-development. Readers start with the use of voice and body movements,ove on to learn the use of personal stories, intent listening, andositioning or reframing a topic, and finally undergo a thorough phase ofelf-examination: What personal values drive you as you speak? Howpontaneous are you in front of a group? Where is fear blocking you from "reaking through"? Organized as a self-coaching guide, the book is carefullytructured into concise chapters and subchapters and packed wit assignments,

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About the author (2004)

Achim Nowak is a performance coach and author who has inspired Fortune 500 executives around the globe. Influens, the international training and coaching firm he founded in Miami, has guided thousands of leaders from organizations such as Dover Corporation, Genzyme, and HSBC Bank to better connect and be more influential. His first book, Power Speaking (Allworth Press), remains an indispensable reference tool for professionals at every organizational level. Nowak's work has been featured on 60 Minutes, CNN, NPR, and in the Miami Herald.

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