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.
--Ted Rubin, 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.
--Anne Loehr, 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
I've coached hundreds of people on their communications skills, and the one thing most of them have in common is that they DON'T think they should speak like themselves. They don't think it's okay to just talk to an audience the way they would talk to someone they liked.
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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.