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Fearless Public Speaking
If you have weak, wobbly knees and a pounding heart when you face an audience--don't worry, that's good! In Fearless Public Speaking: A Guide for Beginners, Joy Jones shows teens and tweens how to make stage fright your friend. Jones takes on public speaking with funny, friendly, and a slightly irreverent approach in hopes of helping the youth of today feel comfortable and confident when speaking in front of a crowd. Jones covers how to write and organize your speech, how to outline, and of course how to deliver it with the use of PowerPoint or video equipment, and what to do and how to troubleshoot when things go wrong because those of us in the world of public speaking know and understand that things will go wrong. It’s how you handle them that counts and makes all the difference.
As a communication professional and professor it is my opinion that Jones has taken much of the fear out of speaking in public and will be of great help to your young adult. One of my favorite sections of the book is when she explains how to escape the “yawn zone” or in other words, “how not to be boring.” This is great information considering that the youth of today and many adults have an attention span that is shorter than a goldfish!
If you want to be a better public speaker and get over your fear this is the book for you!
NOTE: I received a copy of this book from YA Books Central. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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If you have weak, wobbly knees and a pounding heart when you face an audience--don't worry, that's good! In Fearless Public Speaking: A Guide for Beginners, Joy Jones shows teens and tweens how to make stage fright your friend. Jones takes on public speaking with funny, friendly, and a slightly irreverent approach in hopes of helping the youth of today feel comfortable and confident when speaking in front of a crowd. Jones covers how to write and organize your speech, how to outline, and of course how to deliver it with the use of PowerPoint or video equipment, and what to do and how to troubleshoot when things go wrong because those of us in the world of public speaking know and understand that things will go wrong. It’s how you handle them that counts and makes all the difference.
As a communication professional and professor it is my opinion that Jones has taken much of the fear out of speaking in public and will be of great help to your young adult. One of my favorite sections of the book is when she explains how to escape the “yawn zone” or in other words, “how not to be boring.” This is great information considering that the youth of today and many adults have an attention span that is shorter than a goldfish!
If you want to be a better public speaker and get over your fear this is the book for you!
NOTE: I received a copy of this book from YA Books Central. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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