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Speak with no fear : go from a nervous, nauseated, and sweaty speaker to an excited, energized and passionate presenter

Author: Mike Acker
Publisher: [Seattle, Wash.?] : Mike Acker, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Millions of people are terrified at the prospect of going up on stage and addressing a crowd, even more than they're afraid of death. And yet, it's an unavoidable experience if you want to succeed in this world. Maybe it's a business presentation for your career path, a speech in school, or a toast at your best friend's wedding. Fear of speaking grips you. But it doesn't have to. Not anymore. Full of relatable  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Acker
ISBN: 1733980008 9781733980005
OCLC Number: 1112368725
Description: 181 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : You are not alone ; You don't have to be afraid ; My promise to you --
Before you begin : Believe ; My speaking nightmares ; Gary's belief changed my life ; Believe you can ; From teenager to orator --
Strategy #1 : Uncover and clean the wound ; Scrapes, cuts, and careful moms ; My speaking wound ; William overcame his fear. You can too ; Questions to uncover your wound ; Scars are cool. Infected scabs are not ; Action : Counsel yourself --
Strategy #2 : Imagine the worst ; First outcome : Control your emotions ; Mental and physical preparation ; Speaking at my cousin's memorial ; Second outcome : It is rarely as bad as you imagine ; Just ask the girl out ; Action : Get anxious, then gain control --
Strategy #3 : You be you ; What makes you, you? ; What do comedians have to do with overcoming fear? ; The weight of content ; The weight of personhood ; How I failed and then found 'me' ; U.B.U. ; Do I need to be funny? ; You can improve you ; Action : Grow into you --
Strategy #4 : Speak to one ; Speak to all as if you are speaking to one ; Who is your audience? ; Perception affects reception ; Make it personal ; Action : Do this checklist --
Strategy #5 : It's not about you ; People are not thinking of you ; We are our favorite focus ; How many times did the 2nd paragraph say "I/me" ; People want you to succeed ; Focus determines direction ; What is your goal? ; Get in their head ; Action : Go the extra mile --
Strategy #6 : Channel the power ; Lou taught me how to punch ; Transform bad into good ; Energy is the flipside of fear ; Who do you care about? ; Dam power ; Penstock #1 : Use pauses ; Penstock #2 : Show purpose ; Penstock #3 : Light up with passion ; Action : Spill your extra energy --
Strategy #7 : Be in the moment ; The irony of ages and stages ; First stage of learning : Preparation ; Second stage of learning : Presentation ; Third stage of learning : Reflection ; We live in an instagram world ; #enjoyrightnow ; Whatever happened, happened ; Last-minute adjustments ; Some final words from a wise man ; My "whatever happened, happened" mentality ; Action : Enjoy right now.
Responsibility: Mike Acker.

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Millions of people are terrified at the prospect of going up on stage and addressing a crowd, even more than they're afraid of death. And yet, it's an unavoidable experience if you want to succeed in this world. Maybe it's a business presentation for your career path, a speech in school, or a toast at your best friend's wedding. Fear of speaking grips you. But it doesn't have to. Not anymore. Full of relatable anecdotes, executable tips, and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, this book promises to teach you 7 proven strategies to help you find your inner presenter. Doesn't wait any longer. Today is the day you take charge of your anxiety, calm your nerves, and - most importantly - speak with no fear.--COVER.

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