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My Top Ten Secrets to Becoming a Powerful Public Speaker
Even if You’re Deathly Afraid of Being the Center of Attention.
The following article was published on August 12, 2012 — and has been greatly expanded on in a new Ebook titled, “10 Secrets to Powerful Public Speaking … Even If You’re Deathly Afraid of Being the Center of Attention. ” It’s a business woman’s “how to guide” on turning frozen fear into confidence and style. And 31 tips so you can do it, too!
Read the excerpt below, then download the full version at Amazon Kindle Ebooks:
BTW, 10% of all proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity to help those in need build a roof over their heads. So, you’ll not only be empowering yourself, but helping others too. And so without further ado, here’s the excerpt from the original article — and a good preview of what to expect in the book.
I can’t say exactly when I first became aware that I was deathly afraid of getting up in front of a group, whether actually having to make a presentation or just being the center of attention…
Although I was always a shy kid, with at most a handful of schoolmates I could call friends, there was no one incident I can point to that made me terrified of being front and center of any group. No humiliating moment that changed my life. And yet, when I tell you I was petrified, I exaggerate not one little bit.
Most women daydream about a fairytale wedding, the walk down the aisle in the perfect dress, all eyes on them. Me… I eloped. True, there were a few reasons we skipped the big wedding, but right up there at the head of the list was the need to avoid being the object of everyone’s solitary gaze – even if it was just among a small group of our nearest and dearest friends and relatives.
But in the business world, it’s not so easy to sidestep public events, speaking or otherwise.
So, how did I learn to overcome this morbid, though exceedingly common, fear? I’ll tell you, it wasn’t by imagining my audience naked or sitting around in their underwear, as we were taught, many years ago.
No, rather, after watching my sales rep husband win awards for best presentation, and my office colleagues ease through their presentations with seemingly not a care in the world, I decided it was time to conquer my fears, once and for all.
So, back to the question. How’d I do it? …
Intrigued? Grab a copy today.
I share one Big Secret plus dozens of easy-to-master tricks to help you gain freedom from fear and add confidence and style to its rightful place. You’re guaranteed to come away with at least one “aha moment.” In fact, I promise you, after reading this book, you’ll never look at public speaking the same way again. But it goes beyond that, because the same basic concepts apply to virtually everything—from job interviews to making new friends to exceling in sales and closing more deals.
And, unlike other books on public speaking, this requires no deep introspection to figure out your inner demons, and requires no homework assignments to get you on track. It’s just a fact-filled, quick read, pack with easily understandable advice, written in a fun, conversational style.
It’s priced at under $2.50 (US dollars) – about the price of a single cup of coffee. And isn’t it worth that much to change your life? Of course, 10% of proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity, so grab your copy at Amazon Kindle, today.
Copyright 2012. All rights reserved. Suzy Kedzierski and Marketing Communications Ink.
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