From Afraid to Speak to Paid to Speak: How Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety Boosts Your Confidence and Career Workbook

From Afraid to Speak to Paid to Speak: How Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety Boosts Your Confidence and Career Workbook

by Lisa M Ryan


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When you think about having to speaking in public, are you filled with fear, dread, anxiety? Do you suffer from shaking hands, pounding heart, sweaty palms, trembling voice, or a reddening face? What if you were offered the opportunity to learn how to deal with your nervousness? What if you could boost your confidence any time you have to give a professional or personal presentation to a group?
People who lack composure, who talk too fast or too slow, who use non-words such as "um," "ah," "like," "you know," or any other filler words can severely damage their career potential and not reach the pinnacle of their professional pursuits. This book shows you how to become a polished, passionate, and persuasive speaker that captures the audience's attention and their imagination.

Imagine what would happen if you possessed the key to uncover the best-kept secrets that speakers use to overcome the fear and anxiety of public speaking.

Whether you dream of a career as a highly paid motivational speaker or you simply want to conduct a five-minute business presentation without making a fool of yourself, "From Afraid to Speak to Paid to Speak is for you. You'll explore the top ten techniques for reducing nervousness and increasing confidence, professional presence, and income potential - with everything from how to prepare for your presentation, to tips on the most effective ways to breathe, eat and dress. You'll learn to love your uniqueness, overcome obstacles, and strive for excellence, not perfection.

Beginners will benefit from this book because the author, Lisa Ryan has "been there, done that." From a disastrous first speech at a Toastmaster's Club to taking the stage at an international convention, Ms. Ryan knows what it feels like to fail dramatically and then to experience significant success as a professional inspirational and business speaker.

Experienced speakers discover time-tested techniques to "keep the butterflies flying in formation" and how to "never let them see you sweat" when conducting a presentation. A wide variety of business and speaking professionals contributed to this work, sharing the strategies that help them most when they need to conquer their jitters and quell their fears.

When you speak confidently and clearly, doors open for you. Your boss will notice. Your colleagues will look forward to your programs. You will progress to higher levels of visibility within your company or your industry, and leap ahead of the pack. When you learn to speak from the heart versus speaking from the head, you differentiate yourself in a way that few others can master.

In this book, you'll learn realize how YOU can immediately implement simple strategies that will boost your confidence and your career. You'll gain in-depth knowledge in:

The secret of perfect practice
-The three very best ways to develop your speaking skills
The magic of scripting
- How to train your Dragon and take advantage of "talking your talk"
The art of breathing
- Calming deep breathing exercises that work
How leaders dress for speech success
- The most effective way to dress your best and make your first impression powerful
Audience appreciation
- Why "Thank You" is not enough; the depth of your gratitude increases the breadth of your business
How to master time management
- How to make the most of the time you've got

Short, straight to the point, and loaded with examples, you will quickly learn the skills that professional speakers use to overcome their anxiety before a speech. Nationally recognized speaker, author, consultant, co-star in an award-winning film, and long-time Toastmaster, Lisa Ryan gives you what you need to take your speaking to the next level. No matter where you're starting, you'll finish bigger and better than you were before.

If public speaking is a problem for you, From Afraid to Speak to Paid to Speak: How Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety Boosts Your Confidence and Your Career is your solut

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484038154
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/14/2013
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.21(d)

About the Author

Lisa Ryan, MBA, is the Founder and Chief Appreciation Strategist of Grategy®. She has more than twenty-five years of sales, marketing and training experience.

Lisa took her first public speaking class in 1987 when she participated in a Dale Carnegie public speaking training class. She then discovered the public speaking club Toastmasters International in 1987 and pursued speaking in earnest.

She is featured in two films, the award-winning film, "The Keeper of the Keys" with Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup for the Soul and "The Gratitude Experiment" with Dr. John Demartini. She is the author of three books, The Upside of Down Times: Discovering the Power of Gratitude, From Afraid to Speak to Paid to Speak: How Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety Boosts Your Confidence and Your Career, and With Excellence.

While in the corporate world, Lisa worked in a variety of industries, from staffing to industrial to medical sales. She has presented to many Fortune 500 corporations, professional associations, and has been a featured speaker at an international healthcare symposium.

She has presented a diverse array of training programs. As a corporate computer trainer, she conducted eight-hour computer training programs to her colleagues. As a medical sales rep, she gave more than 500 continuing education programs to over 10,000 healthcare workers.

After leaving healthcare to start her own business, Lisa consulted for a presentation skills organization where she led presentation skills training classes ranging from one day to two and a half days. She coached participants on their physical skills to make them more comfortable, effective and dynamic in front of an audience.

Lisa serves on the board of the Ohio Chapter of the National Speakers Association and facilitates their Speaker Academy program. She is President of her Toastmasters International Club and holds a Bachelor's Degree and an MBA in marketing. In addition to Grategy, she is the Cofounder of the Positive Thinkers Network.

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