Public Speaking Doesn't Have to Hurt: For Introverts
Exercises, strategies, and resources to make public speaking less painful.
This self-guided workbook, written by an introvert, is designed for anyone who wants to be able to organize, write, and deliver presentations with confidence. (Sweatpants and house plants not included.)
I’m sure you’re well-aware that public speaking is a powerful career activator. It is also not, contrary to popular belief, a leading cause of death.
For those of us who don’t feel like naturally energetic speakers, charismatic performers, or graceful networkers, public speaking can feel like an overwhelming task. But it’s also true that the more we speak, the more it can open doors for our businesses and careers. If we know how to do it well, public speaking is one of the best ways to connect our ideas to the people who need to hear them.
Luckily, confident public speaking is a skill that can be practiced and developed. I’ve taught hundreds of public speaking students, and I’ve watched all of them use these skills to gain confidence and effectiveness as speakers. Whether you’re an introvert, extrovert, or somewhere in between, this workbook is designed to help you level up your public speaking game.
How would it feel to walk into your next presentation with the knowledge that your topic is captivating, you know exactly what to do with your hands, and your audience is going to enjoy hearing your speech?
With this toolkit, you’re about to find out.
Format: Downloadable ebook with worksheets, strategies, and resources
What's does it cover?
How to choose a great topic
A simple process for organizing your ideas
A quick, effective way to practice
Tiny tweaks you can make to your body and voice to look and feel more confident
Tips for connecting with an audience and leave a lasting impression
Examples from a curated list of TED Talks and speeches
Strategies for storytelling and writing to make any type of presentation more effective
Resources for creating a beautiful visual aid