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Transformational Speaking : If You Want to Change the World, Tell a Better Story

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You can change the world--one audience at a time! Today's challenging times call for passionate visionaries who are authentic and articulate communicators. Speaking coach and consultant Gail Larsen presents a proven program that liberates the -speaker within- and transforms even the reluctant orator into an agent of change. While most books on public speaking focus on polishing your presentation and overcoming fear, Larsen's holistic blend of spirit and logic goes far beyond the standard format, making TRANSFORMATIONAL SPEAKING a must-read for even the most seasoned speechmakers. With her uniquely inspirational approach, Larsen reaches out to those who want to make a genuine difference in our world by changing minds through touching hearts. TRANSFORMATIONAL SPEAKING offers insightful advice on everything from defining your message and refining your delivery, to managing the dynamics of a room, handling logistics like a pro, and building a connection with an audience of any size. Larsen has helped business executives and entrepreneurs, community and social change leaders, and healers and life coaches become active movers and shakers through the power of effective communication.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 317.51g
  • CELESTIAL ARTS
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1587613425
  • 9781587613425
  • 138,299

Review quote

"Do you have a message deep in your soul that you need help getting out into the world? Do you have a calling, a vision that you want to articulate with more power? Do you want to learn how to express your inner intents in ways that effectively communicate while at the same time motivating people to act? Then I have the book for you: Transformational Speaking. This is no ordinary book, but an alchemical read that will transform your relationship to your voice via the deepest stirrings of your soul." --FastCompany.com "[Gail Larsen's] Real Speaking is perfect for anyone who cares deeply about their mission and wants to express it with depth, clarity, and passion. Gail is incisive, fierce, and compassionate and does a brilliant job of drawing out the best in each person." --Nina Utne, former editor in chief and CEO, Utne "We all want to be part of a bigger story, something beyond ourselves that allows us to serve the common good and find personal fulfillment." --Dr. Mark Albion, New York Times best-selling authorshow more

About Gail Larsen

GAIL LARSEN is the founder of Real Speaking and has worked as a coach and consultant to professional and aspiring speakers in both the business and nonprofit worlds since 1986. A US Small Business Administration Award-winning entrepreneur and former executive VP of the worldwide National Speakers Association, Larsen maintains an active teaching and speaking schedule in the US and Canada. She lives on Whidbey Island, Washington.show more

Table of contents

Contents   Preface   xii Acknowledgments   xv Introduction: The Principles of Transformational Speaking   1   Part 1   The Heart of Transformational Speaking Honoring Your Original Medicine      1   Public Speaking Transformed Displacing Prevailing Myths with Enduring Principles   9       2   Be Yourself— Everyone Else Is Taken Claiming Your Gifts and Talents   23       3   God Said, "Ha!" Finding the Speech You Were Born to Give   36       4   From Comfort Zone to Home Zone™ Expressing the New Edge® of Emotional Connection   45   Part 2   The Art of Transformational Speaking Connecting with Your Audience to Catalyze Change       5   Truth Well Spoken Mastering the Four Disciplines of Star Quality   63       6   Know Thyself, Then Thy Audience Preparing to Be Surprised   78       7   Look, Ma— No Script! Crafting a Masterful Presentation   89       8   Show Time! Taking the Stage   106   Part 3   The Energetics of Transformational Speaking Remaining Whole in the Work of Change       9   Body Rules Extreme Cherishment of Your Precious, Worthy Self   121       10   Energy Awareness Understanding and Managing Invisible Dynamics   129       11   The Alchemy of Change Choosing Power over Force   143       12   Tell a Better Story Inspiring the Impossible   153   Resources Written Communications to Support a Professional Presentation   167   Bibliography   179   Index   181   About the Author   189   Permissions   190show more

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