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Speak like Yourself- No, Really! Follow Your Strengths and Skills to Great Public Speaking Paperback – September 19, 2012
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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.
--Anne Loehr, Author, Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker ("Generational Guru," Washington Post)
--Dana Rubin, 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.
--Jeremy Masters, 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!
--Adelaide Lancaster, Business Coach, and Co-Founder, In Good Company Workplaces; Co-Author, The Big Enough Company
From the Author
That's why so much public speaking is so awful! Speakers who are trying to play it safe, impress an audience, or act like someone besides themselves mostly succeed in just one thing: putting their listeners to sleep.
Don't be that kind of public speaker! Instead, let Speak Like Yourself show you how to be your most powerful self when you communicate, and how to enjoy sharing what you know with an audience.
More About the Author
A former Fortune 500 speechwriter who worked mainly in the pharmaceutical industry, Jezra started her career as a jazz singer and bandleader (she's a proud graduate of New England Conservatory of Music), and supported her jazz habit by working as a secretary, a word processing trainer, a house cleaner, an accounts receivable clerk at J.C. Penney's, a singing waitress, a murder trial typist at the Brooklyn Supreme Court, and other jobs too numerous to mention.
Jezra is the co-author, with Anne Loehr, of MANAGING THE UNMANAGEABLE: HOW TO MOTIVATE EVEN THE MOST UNRULY EMPLOYEE, and the author of a novel, THE TATTOOED HEART, about a hard-luck girl who's on the road looking for a man to father her child. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Top Customer Reviews
These skills are important as they can be transferred to so many areas in your daily life, from putting together a presentation for work, talking at a local PTA meeting, or church, to interviewing for that next job. I highly recommend this book!
Great tips and directives!
Personable and clear with touches of Jezra's distinctive humor throughout.
Speak Like Yourself... No, Really!: Follow Your Strengths and Skills to Great Public Speaking
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed Jezra's way of making a tough topic look like an easy, fun journey. A great way to start getting better and feeling better about public speaking.Published 10 months ago by Estefania Chuecos
This was a good read, but it's chapter on fear wasn't very long and there wasn't much to it, which is why I bought it. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Moira
Knowledge, experience, and wisdom combined with a wonderful sense of humor. A recipe for success. A joy to read and sevor.Published on July 21, 2013 by Jen