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Published:June 28th, 2007 12:40 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Dr. Larina Kase, Co-Author of The Confident Speaker

Judyth Piazza chats with Dr. Larina Kase, Co-Author of The Confident Speaker

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)


Beat Your Nerves and Communicate at Your Best in Any Situation"

Does your pulse rate skyrocket when you introduce yourself to a group, address a staff meeting or give a presentation? If so, you are not alone, most people rank the fear of public speaking higher than the fear of death! But do not let the phobia of speech-making stall your career, assurance or personal life. THE CONFIDENT SPEAKER: Beat Your Nerves and Communicate at Your Best in Any Situation by Harrison Monarth and Larina Kase (McGraw-Hill; Publication Date: June 26, 2007) can teach you how to minimize the jitters and present a confident powerful presentation from one person in an intimate setting to an auditorium packed with people.

Monarth is a professional speaking trainer and Kase works as a licensed psychologist and success coach specializing in anxiety and stress management. Over the years this team has helped hundreds of people overcome speaking anxiety. In their book consumers will learn the truth about public speaking anxiety and the origin to why talking in front of a crowd makes people so nervous. THE CONFIDENT SPEAKER addresses all public speaking situations to giving a presentation at work, from meeting a stranger at a cocktail party, to introducing oneself to a group. It furnishes readers with information on how to navigate the most-feared speaking circumstances so they will be able to feel at ease and speak well anywhere, anytime and in front of anyone. Speakers will learn how to spot and change signs of anxiety that include fearful thoughts, physical sensations such as a pounding heart and behavioral issues that may lead to overcompensating a speech as an attempt to manage their nervousness. People will be advised on how not to let those emotions take control and learn what to do instead. The book also explains how to work with an audience, properly use the body, face and voice and incorporate techniques to increase ones confidence.

Ultimately THE CONFIDENT SPEAKER takes readers through an easy-to-follow step-by-step plan to structuring a speech, banishing anticipatory anxiety, presenting polished thoughts, becoming more likeable and charismatic and speaking spontaneously. It can help ease fears of public speaking, and overcome once and for all, the kinds of debilitating symptoms that keep fearful speakers from sharing their ideas with others."

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