Surveys show that most people fear public speaking more than death! So, how do you prepare effectively for a speaking engagement? What do you need to know about your body, your voice, the audience, the technology? Maggie Eyre has over 30 years’ experience as a media trainer, communications consultant and performer. In Speak Easy, she takes the reader through the complete process, from initial concept to final delivery. Included are chapters on body language, voice, health, warming up, managing your audience, fear, media skills, social media, how to use technology, grooming and learning your lines. The text is illustrated with anecdotes and case studies based on Maggie’s own work and experience, and is packed with useful tips. Practical and authoritative, this is the essential book for anyone facing a business presentation or an after-dinner speech.
Maggie Eyre is a communications consultant and media trainer, and the Director of Fresh Eyre, a niche training company specializing in teaching presentation and media skills. Maggie has over 30 years’ experience in business, public relations, education and theatre. Her work has been recognized in Time magazine and in international media from the UK to Dubai, and she has trained many prominent figures, most notably Helen Clark, current Administrator of the UN Development Programme.