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  • Public Speaking Principles

  • The Success Guide for Beginners to Efficient Communication and Presentation Skills. How to Rapidly Lose Fear & Excite Your Audience as a Confident Speaker Without Anxiety
  • By: Gerard Shaw
  • Narrated by: John-Michael Jalonen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Business & Careers, Marketing & Sales

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Publisher's Summary

Master public speaking even if you’re introverted or anxious.

If you’re like most of us, you openly admire and, maybe, secretly envy those who can stand fearlessly in front of a crowd and deliver an inspiring speech effortlessly. But what if you could be one of these chosen few? What if you could make your message clear and powerful and turn passive listeners into excited followers?

Yes, you can do it even if you’re introverted. If you think that you’re “just not cut out for public speaking”, stop and think again.

Don’t let your amazing ideas wither away unheard. Don’t let career opportunities pass you by. Communication coach Gerard Shaw is a self-confessed introvert who knows exactly what you’re going through and how to empower you.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Strategies to face down your fears and regain confidence
  • Ways to harness the full potential of verbal and nonverbal communication and make your message strikingly powerful
  • Expert-approved techniques to plan and structure your speech and visuals
  • The mistakes that could ruin your speech and how to avoid them
  • The factors that will help you create a strong charismatic presence

Boost your social skills, become a great public speaker, and let your ideas conquer the world!

©2020 Gerard Shaw (P)2020 Gerard Shaw

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  • CR7
  • 06-03-2020

A great alternative to expensive classes

A great alternative to gain confidence and to improve speaking skills at a very low price.

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  • Gerald Grigsby
  • 06-03-2020

Overcoming Anxiety

This book helped me overcome my greatest fear of talking to people. Thanks publishing this book.

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  • Mitchel Meri
  • 06-05-2020

Needs commitment, but worth it!

This audiobook has so many ideas that you can learn, but you need to listen to it and put your mind to it. You need to apply the principles too. I struggled a bit with a few concepts, but when I finished the audiobook, it all made sense. This is an audiobook that enriches your public speaking, ability to think clearly, and communicate effectively. It enriches your life in general. Play and listen, this audio-book has interesting sections and you will be captivated by insights, wisdom, and sometimes humor in this book. Your day is going to be better for it!
I listened to this audiobook taking in one section at a time, because I felt it was better that way. The first few chapters are all about self-discovery. It’s something you want to take slowly at first to absorb everything and reflect on it. Then after those chapters, the book knows you’re ready for the good stuff to test and practice your understanding of what it really takes to do public speaking and presentations real well. A great audiobook for someone who takes learning to heart.

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  • Suzie Beats
  • 30-04-2020

The expert advice I need.

A fascinating audiobook from the author(Gerard Shaw) who is clearly an expert on this topic. This book will give you all of the essentials when it comes to speaking in public. It will not make you a sensation overnight but gives you the tools to become better and takes the sting out of what fears us the most about public perception. If you want to refine your skills in the boardroom or classroom, this is definitely a good book to start with.

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  • Sarah Taylor
  • 30-04-2020

Write and perform your own speech.

This audiobook is about the power of communication and storytelling, overcoming anxiety, and expressing oneself. We are all works in progress and this audiobook is a great way to start to hone or refine your skills in public speaking. It gives you a lot of good pointers on how to both write and perform your speech for any and all occasions. Although it has a lot of information, the audiobook is very short and easy to apply. Thank you so much for this great guide.

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  • John Kelly
  • 05-04-2020

So many potential and practical applications

The lessons I learned in this audiobook has many practical uses. The discoveries you will find while listening to this audiobook will help you in so many aspects of communicating with others. It will also help you to increase your level of understanding, your level of confidence and self-esteem, and your chances of success in all situations that may require you to speak up, influence, persuade or turn up the charm. Possibilities are endless with such a level of empowerment in one book.

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  • Karen02
  • 05-04-2020

Inspiring and practical at the same time

It was a great find. It is easy to find a book on the same topic that is inspirational, but most lack true relatability as to how and where we can implement the techniques and things we learn in the book. Well, this audiobook is different. I find it inspirational and practical at the same time. It was easy to relate to. It was easy to see myself applying the things I learned in this book in my line of work. I do a lot of presentations at work. And even for those who may not encounter such tasks often, somehow you will find yourself in a situation wherein you have to give a speech or a message in a social event (weddings, promotion party, parties, funeral, etc.). You can’t escape it. Learn to enjoy and experience a sense of pride in your experience. This audiobook can help you do that.

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  • Laws
  • 05-04-2020

I used to have someone write my speeches

There was no horrible experience for me when I had to do public speaking, but in my 9 years of giving speeches since I put up my own business, I don’t remember any of my speeches getting such phenomenal success. Honestly, sometimes I just want to get it over with. But I’ve seen friends make the room light up with so much energy. I also observed how that lights up the spirit of their teams.

I am lucky with very loyal people on my side and for many years that I feel that they deserve not just the customary annual speech this year. So, I want it to be more personal and something I personally wrote. I want a speech that would really capture our genuine spirit as a team. I want to give more inspiration and just give them a refreshing speech to celebrate a decade of great accomplishments together. Don’t get me wrong, I know very talented writers who can write you an amazing speech. But I just find that it is missing something for all these years. It is missing the authenticity and the genuineness of my own true thoughts and things I truly want to express towards my colleagues.

Speeches, I realized, is a great opportunity to express a genuine message that can truly make a difference in the morale of your team. I feel more connected to myself reading this book. Although the first few chapters about fear do not directly apply to me, I learned much about how to be truly present in that moment you are delivering a speech. I learned that we can be mindful not only of ourselves but also of others and how what we say can impact others. I love how Gerard Shaw provided very useful insights on how crafting amazing speeches can strengthen any organization towards the ultimate goal of success.

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  • Naomi Caroll
  • 31-03-2020

Simple effective learning designed for novice and

Big props to how this book is designed to make it easy for readers to learn best and easiest. This learning blueprint is very effective for me. Although it doesn’t take you right away to the empowering techniques and tips you can use during presentations and public speaking, it takes you to the real vital stops you should first take to truly learn public speaking skills more effectively.

The first stop is getting to know YOUR own fear in the most logical way I ever heard it being explained. The first Chapter will make you rethink about fear and there’s a big possibility that just like me you will lose fear about fear. I know, some of us are maybe like me who are afraid of being afraid. I resent fear. It once made me feel so powerless and insufficient. But this book changed all that. Fear is there for a reason and we can use knowing its existence in certain situations for a purpose, especially during a speaking engagement. This book made me understand more about being human. Understanding our human vulnerabilities is as powerful as knowing our strengths. This new wisdom makes me feel more connected to others than before and profoundly aligned with my own true self as a human being.

The second stop is taking the perspective of our audience during public speaking. Chapter two explains clearly the expectations of our audience during presentations and speaking engagements. It gives us useful insights on what fear can do that may affect us directly, our audience, and most especially the message we want to put across. It taught me one of the most cherished lessons I ever learned in self-expression.

The third chapter is the third and very empowering stop on the topic of being brave. At this stage, I feel that because of the previous chapters, I am ready to take on a braver stance and ready to take in what it takes to be brave and free on stage. I don’t just want to be a good public speaker, after reading this chapter, I felt ready to become one.

The fourth stop commences big big lessons on HOW to build communication skills. The first big thing to establish in a public speaking event is making a connection with your audience and next is adapting to an audience. This is where my journey began in learning how I can use both Verbal and Non-verbal communication to captivate an audience.

Chapter five gets really interesting as it heads straight on HOW to craft amazing speeches. It’s got a whole chapter dedicated to it. Just as helpful as the next chapter on designing stellar presentations. Chapter seven is the most inspiring chapter for me. I was excited to read this chapter but thought I’d follow the blueprint this book provides to guy readers into an interesting journey of self-empowerment and skill improvement. Chapter seven is all about applying the laws of attraction to charm your audience. And then the last chapter also provided supporting tips and some more supplementary need to know to really know what it takes to become a remarkable public speaker. This book deserves a 5 star and more!

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  • Ned McLelland
  • 17-03-2020

Very useful.

This book helped me plan a trip to Ireland. I had a fantastic time. This was a handy guide to know about a place before I got there and to help me decide where to go. There are so very many wonderful places to see in this fantastic country that it made it very helpful to have a guide.

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  • Bubby
  • 26-02-2021

Oh dear

Couldn’t get past the swear word and nasty loud belch in Chapter One which should have been edited out.

Pity, as it sounded like an interesting book.

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  • Ryan K. Westmoreland
  • 05-04-2020

Good companion on a weekend

I digested this book over a weekend. It’s a good and enriching listen. For those who are serious about learning the tricks and techniques of powerful speeches and converting presentations/proposals, I can recommend this book. You’ll be ready for your speaking engagement in no time. Keeping this handy to refresh my mind with really motivating thoughts before I take on the stage.

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  • Joyce D. Hinojosa
  • 05-04-2020

Helpful as I get more speaking invitations

I got good results from my experience speaking in public. I get more confident as I continue to take efforts in delivering good speeches that people love. I’ve read the reviews and I agree. This book has opened a lot of opportunities for me to collect more experience in this field, and therefore hone my public speaking skills more. The more you practice, the more often you can say to yourself, “Gerard was right”. Indeed, my favorite book in self-improvement.

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  • Gerald Grigsby
  • 05-04-2020

No quick schemes

Building your public speaking career takes time and effort. This book is honest about that. No promises of quick tricks and schemes. There is no magical way through it. Building your skills in public speaking really must start from a strong foundation of knowledge, supported by real experience and discoveries you have to see on your own to fully understand. This audiobook is a great guide to embarking in in-depth learning from the most basic and fundamental concepts to integrating fully into a real usable skill in today’s world.

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  • Constance Eden
  • 31-03-2020

My personal secret to great presentations and crea

As a novice presenter, I struggle with the same things Gerard Shaw talks about in this book. Indeed, a guy who knows what common people are going through. He also understands our aspirations to do something spectacular and noteworthy at a particular point in our career where every chance of speaking with an audience can create awesome new opportunities. I can say I was missing a lot of chances before I read this book. I just didn’t know that a speaking opportunity can be that powerful to influence people. It turned my charisma up a notch everytime I practiced the things I learned from this book.

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  • Naomi Caroll
  • 31-03-2020

Great book to start in your journey to learn a rel

Public speaking isn't only for those who have the gift of gab. And even those who have it in them to be good communicators, public speaking success doesn't just happen for them. Public speaking is a learned skill that is honed, polished, and deliberately developed if you want to be successful.

The most talented speakers took their time to study everything about this communication skill. Nobody can just stand there and nail it the first time. Gerard Shaw, the writer attests to that. I trust his experience and I learned to trust in my own journey too. I trust someone who believes that talent is a product of hard work, passion, and many years of learning.

I know that talented speakers have taken lessons and courses in public speaking. If you wish to start your learning journey, this book is a good way to start. It is a good book to learn the fundamentals and how to's of developing the skill. I am amazed by how Gerard designed this book, gradually building your confidence and addressing important elements that make a good public speaker and communicator in general. And then, the book takes you to chapters and chapters of learning and improving your skill in public speaking.

It is an absolute unique experience reading this book. I am ready to explore more about my public speaking and presentation skills. I plan to re-read the book to implement the learnings I found there more, as I find it easy to apply these things to real-life situations. I can say this book is relatable and relevant today because we all need a little push to realize that everything we need to succeed can be learned. This book will reinforce your love for learning and self-improvement. This is the first lesson you should take on the topic of public speaking.

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  • John
  • 25-03-2020

Love it!!!

I felt this book was a good motivational tool for any public speaker. I especially appreciated how candid the author was in sharing his own personal experiences.

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  • Alvarado9
  • 25-03-2020

A good book to help you get rid of the angst befo

I have struggled with public speaking my entire career. I liked the book’s action steps in each chapter so I can work to get better. I especially liked connecting with the audience and speaking to them.

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  • Robert S
  • 25-03-2020

A Good Introduction to Public Speaking

If you have a fear of public speaking, this is a good book that can help you get over it. It gives good tips on what may be the causes and how to overcome them and become good at public speaking. I would recommend this book for anyone who wants to improve their public speaking skills.

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  • Marsh
  • 25-03-2020

Very relevant.

Fantastic. I teach public speaking and this is still full of new and good information, especially relevant to today's styles in public speaking.

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