Do you have an answer to this question, "What is your book about?" Can you answer this question in 10 words or less, confidently? Does your answer intrigue your audience to want to know more? This presentation will help you respond, easily - every time!
Writers often work in solitude. But when it’s time to do a reading or a book signing or to give a presentation or speech, or any other means of promoting your book in person, you’re no longer in your own environment, and the nerves can really kick in.
As authors, if we want a viable income, we have to be out there in the world, sharing our knowledge and being visible to create awareness and exposure of our work. Public speaking can be an extra income stream or can form an integral part of your marketing. Public speaking can also be a necessary means of success and authors/creatives often have to speak when they become well-known, so it's best to start practicing earlier. When you are in front of an audience, you will need to present your book in a captivating way.
Do you dread public speaking? Perhaps you are holding assumptions about whether you can speak publicly well. Public speaking skills can be learned which includes knowing your content well. This is good news for authors. This presentation will show you how to alleviate anxiety when you find yourself in the spotlight. It will show you how to capitalize on your knowledge of the topic - i.e., your book - to share confidently and authentically!
Founder of and public speaking coach at Speaktopia, and author of multiple publications including the book, "You Got This: Everything You Need to Master Authentic Public Speaking" (2019) River Grove Books.
A communication professional with a strong background in instruction, training, and management in academic and business settings. Lisa has coached individuals and facilitated hundreds of classes, workshops, and seminars on developing speaking and written skills for multiple audiences across the globe. She has held management and consulting positions at fortune 500 companies and taught undergraduate/graduate communication and writing courses at Boise State University and at various academic institutions. An academic scholar with an Education Specialist degree in Adult and Organizational Learning and Leadership, a Master of English concentration in Technical and Professional Communication, and a bachelor of science degree in marketing and management with academic and professional certificates in human resources and records management.
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