Speak with Impact
How to Command the Room and Influence Others
When you know what to say and how to say it, people listen. Find your powerful voice, and step into leadership. Speak with impact.
Every day, you have an opportunity to use your voice to have a positive impact -- at work or in your community. You can inspire and persuade your audience -- or you can distract and put them to sleep.
Presentation styles where leaders are nervous, ramble, and robotic can ruin a talk on even the most critical topics. As your performances become weak, your career prosects start to dim. To get ahead and make an impact, you need to deliver well-crafted messages with confidence and authenticity. You must?sound?as capable as you are.
Public speaking is a skill, not a talent. With the right guidance, anyone can be a powerful speaker. Written by former opera singer turned CEO and TEDx speaker Allison Shapira, Speak with Impact unravels the mysteries of commanding attention in any setting, professional or personal.
Whether it’s speaking up at a meeting, presenting to clients, or talking to large groups, this book’s easy-to-use frameworks, examples and exercises will help you:
Engage your audience through storytelling and humor Use breathing techniques to overcome stage fright Strengthen and project your voice by banishing filler words/uptalk Use effective body language and build your executive presence Compose a clear message and deliver confident, authentic presentations
Learn to conquer fear, capture attention, motivate action, and take charge of your career with?Speak with Impact.
This book has been a game-changer for me. When you think of public speaking as anytime you talk to one or more people with a purpose, you realize that we speak publicly more than we think. “Speak with Impact” not only gives insightful tips on how to speak more effectively, but also helps to reduce the fear of public speaking. It is written in a manner that is interesting and easy to read. I am a dentist, and have found this material useful in my daily interactions with patients, as well as with addressing larger groups. I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t benefit from reading this. I have both the hardcover and the audiobook version, which is actually read by the author. This is a resource that I will come back to repeatedly.