People buy people, which means that managing our presence and profile is critical. We are constantly meeting and speaking to people who are short of both time and attention. By exploring the concepts of energy (to increase presence) and story structure (to bring content alive and make it concise, accessible and memorable), Edie Lush and Charlotte McDougall offer a practical guide for beating nerves and building the foundation for real self-awareness and confidence.
How To Speak With Confidence in Public will help you build your presence and profile and explore techniques to help you present yourself, your personality and your messages in a confident, personable and compelling way - wherever you are and whoever you are talking to.
What you'll learn
- A heightened awareness of what effective and engaging communication looks and sounds like.
- Practical techniques to immediately help you come across with more confidence and authority.
- A practical methodology to help you prepare and structure your content and bring it to life.
- Nerves: how they can affect us, and what to do about it!
Edie Lush After studying Political Science at UCLA and International Relations at Yale, Edie Lush joined Charlotte McDougall Associates as a communications coach. Edie is also a journalist who has worked for Bloomberg TV, the BBC, The Spectator, Prospect, The Week and Spectator Business magazines. While not acting as a short-order cook and taxi driver to three children, she runs marathons, plays the piano and ski-tours. Edie lives in London and fights hard to keep her American accent intact. Charlotte McDougall Charlotte is a communication and leadership coach. For the last 15 years she and her team have been working with top City institutions and private individuals to develop leadership skills, win new business, increase personal impact and build strong client relationships. She founded Charlotte McDougall Associates in 2002. Charlotte is also an actress and comedy writer who has performed with Cate Blanchett, Miranda Hart and Ronnie Corbett. She wrote and starred in the Radio 4 comedy sketch show The Bearded Ladies, and her recent appearances include Downtown Abbey, We're Doomed, The Inbetweeners, Misfits, The Paradise and Charlotte Grey. Charlotte lives in London with her young family and a scruffy dachshund.
Chapter - 1: Introduction Chapter - 2: Dynamic energy Chapter - 3: Telling the story Chapter - 4: The science behind this stuff Chapter - 5: Preparing for an interview Chapter - 6: Case study: the job interview Chapter - 7: The Big Speech Chapter - 8: The body is wired for images Chapter - 9: Case study: the Big Speech Chapter - 10: How to start - and end - strong Chapter - 11: Case study: pitching for business Chapter - 12: Conclusion Section - i: Author's Note Acknowledgements - ii: Acknowledgements Index - iii: Index