I've presented more than 30 keynote speeches this year and the feedback and advice I received from Jezra was invaluable. Now, with the publication of her book, so many will have the opportunity to benefit by simply reading and putting her easy-to-employ advice to use.
, Chief Social Media Officer, Collective Bias (100,000+ Twitter followers)
No matter what your position, no matter what your job, we all have to communicate--and this book will take you to the next level of success.
, Author, Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker ("Generational Guru," Washington Post)
If you want to get started as a speaker or improve your presentation skills, this book is for you. Jezra's explanations, tips and examples are clear and easy to understand. She has a natural warmth and down-to-earth style that'll make you feel like she's your own private coach.
, Director, New York Speechwriter's Roundtable
A must-read for any business professional. Jezra is a speaker coaching guru, and this book will boost your public speaking skills, whether you're a beginner or an expert.
, Founder & Managing Partner, Worklogix
Is there anything new under the sun for public speakers since Demosthenes addressed the roaring sea with pebbles in his mouth? Maybe not; but if you're looking for a clear understanding of the subject, presented in an engaging manner, look no further.
--Charles di Cagno
, Director, Public Speaking Center of NY
Jezra's advice and wisdom make public speaking easy and authentic. She'll help you create an experience that not only meets your goals but is enjoyable, too!
, Business Coach, and Co-Founder, In Good Company Workplaces; Co-Author, The Big Enough Company
From the Author
People always ask why I named this book Speak Like Yourself... No, Really!
Well, I've coached hundreds of people on their communications skills--people from diverse professions, perspectives, countries, and cultures--and the one thing most of them have in common is, they DON'T think they should speak like themselves. They don't believe that other people would ever want to listen to THEM.
That's why so much public speaking is so awful. When you lose the personality and passion, you're left with a speaker who puts you to sleep. Nobody wants
to be that speaker, but most people don't know any other way.
If you're ready to be your BEST public speaking self, and to communicate with power, authenticity, and ease, this book will show you how to Follow Your Strengths and Skills to GREAT Public Speaking."