Surveys have found that speaking in public is one of the worst human fears, even higher than fear of spiders, heights and even death! Making presentations and public speaking is an increasing part of working life. Whether it be speaking at a meeting or making a formal presentation to a potential funder, much can rest on the outcome of our efforts when we are on our feet. The book includes sections on timing, the audience, content, delivery techniques, using visual aids, dealing with nerves, question and answer sessions and tongue twisters. This book is for anyone from the novice who needs to cover all of the basics to the experienced speaker who needs a quick refresher in getting up and delivering a message.
AUTHOR: The author has written a number of books on communication skills and has worked widely in the charitable sector for The Industrial Society, RNID and most recently as the Director of Operations at The Directory of Social Change.