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Public Speaking Super Powers: Unleash Your Inner Speaking Superhero and Communicate Your Message with Confidence Hardcover – September 25, 2018
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★ Finalist - Book Excellence Award, Self-Help Category
★ Top 10 Finalist - Author Academy Awards
Looking for a "public speaking course in a book"? Well look no further than this award-winning book!
Public Speaking Super Powers covers everything you'd learn in a public speaking class, and probably a bit more. Drawing from extensive research and interviews with more than 85 business and professional speakers, this book will show you how to:
- Overcome speaking anxiety
- Develop the presentation skills you need to be a success on the stage, such as storytelling and humor
- Master speaking techniques like a superhero speaker, such as audience and engagement and using your voice, body language and eye contact effectively
Three out of every four people suffer from speech anxiety, and research suggests that people who don't confront and overcome that fear are less successful in their careers and lives. Don't be one of them!
Successful speakers aren't superheroes with special superpowers. If you want to, you can be an effective speaker. This "public speaking class in a book" will help you become a better speaker.
Unleash your inner Public Speaking Superhero and communicate your message with confidence starting today!
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"Drawing from the experiences of in-the-trenches everyday speakers, Carma Spence has taken a fun concept of superheroes and translated it into public speaking skills. A comprehensive look at excelling in front of an audience, Public Speaking Super Powers is both accessible and useful for speakers who want to develop their speaking super powers. Highly recommended!"
Felicia J. Slattery, M.A., M.Ad.Ed.,
Best-Selling Author of 21 Ways to Make Money Speaking,
Creator of the Signature SpeechTM, and founder of Speaker Cash Collective
"It's not every day that someone puts in the amount of research, time, and care on a topic that is so misunderstood and so poorly taught by perceived influencers in the public speaking space. Carma's unique approach to unlocking your superpowers and unleashing your speaking skills is a fresh, practical, and accessible manual for anyone who wants to break into the speaking world."
Davide Di Giorgio
Speaker, Coach and Author of Being Unapologetic
"Carma shows us that anyone can become an established speaker. She provides an easy-to-use structured path to get everyone there."
International Award Winning Speaker
Number #1 Best Selling Author
"Carma Spence shows readers how to unleash their inner public speaking superhero with clear, actionable steps. Packed with useful information for beginners and intermediate level speakers alike, Public Speaking Super Powers is an engaging and valuable read."
Bestselling author, Unstoppable
CEO & Founder, Unstoppable Foundation
"Speaking is fast becoming an essential skill to master no matter what job or industry you are in. Carma presents easy to understand and utilize tools for anyone looking to break into the speaking industry or even to present more powerfully in the boardroom. This book is a must-read."
Founder of Inner Dominatrix(TM)
"Carma Spence is the real deal. She is truly devoted to helping and empowering people in their lives, and on their speaker's journey. Public Speaking Super Powers is a comprehensive, yet easy read. Carma's superpower metaphor gives you the information and tools you need to help unleash your inner superhero speaker!"
Owner, Founder, Biz Amplifier
From the Author
- Publisher : Author Academy Elite (September 25, 2018)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 282 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1640853332
- ISBN-13 : 978-1640853331
- Item Weight : 1.17 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.69 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #8,370,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Outlined are six public speaking archetypes: Captain Colloquial, Power Performer, Razzle Dazzle, The Logician, The Professor, and the Mystic Mentor. To become a public speaking superhero you must develop your superpowers (strengths), some of which include the power of authenticity, the power of confidence, the power of audience engagement, and the like. All of the superpowers are broken down into chapters with probing questions to help you understand each power and exercises specific to that power to develop it further. But don't just jump to the powers that you think you possess, because you will benefit from learning about and developing each power.
I personally believe that I am a combination of The Professor and The Logician archetypes. Like me, you may have deemed yourself one of the outlined archetypes and learned that your "perceived" superpower(s) is not necessarily connected to the mentioned archetype or vice versa. While each power chapter highlights an archetype scenario, it's important to note that the power is not meant just for the mentioned archetype, we can all benefit from learning about each power. Not only are you educated about how to crush your goal of public speaking, but you are provided with step-by-step exercises to help you accomplish just that.
Disclosure: At my request, I have received an advance copy of this book for review purposes. I am not being financially compensated for this post, all opinions expressed are my own honest opinion.
The analogy to super heroes made the book fun. Everybody has strengths that they can build on, even if they don't immediately feel like they do. This book walks people through finding what their strengths are and identifying what they need to do to improve in areas where they're not so strong. The development of our public speaking super powers follows different characters: Captain Colloquial, Power Performer, Razzle Dazzle, The Logician, The Professor and the Mystic Mentor.
One thing that I took from this that I think is really important is that it doesn't matter how many people you are speaking to. It could be just you giving your "elevator speech" about your business to two other people at the dinner table, or it could be a small group business setting, or it could be a large group presentation. In any scenario, the skills are the same.
While I haven't yet given a public speech after reading this book, I do feel like the steps this book presents will definitely help me when the time comes, and someday I know it will!
So what makes for a good speech, can you name a few things, using this as a starting point and taking on board the advice as well as using the exercises in the book will improve your technique. The book goes on to explain important key factors in speech delivery including organisation, preparation, research, engagement with the audience, to improve your delivery and a make it a more enjoyable experience.
Think about all the great speech makers and how to they get their points across, even if you do not agree with what they are saying. For example, at the moment Brexit is a major discussion point in British Politics and is going in front of Parliament to be voted on and over the past few days, viewpoints have been changed by the power of the speeches made. But why have people changed their minds? This book will explain it all and how you can influence people to believe in you even if their do not agree with your viewpoint.
An excellent book which will improve your power of speech which will increase your confidence and hopefully boost your chances of moving on in the workplace or even change vocation to fulfill your potential.