Do You Want to Be an Author AND a Speaker?

Let’s face it, books and speaking go hand-in-hand. Many of my authors dream of speaking to audiences and sharing their messages. Ideally also being able to sell books, gain clients, and build their impact.

Is that you too?

It is me!

My first “gig” was when I was about five years old, speaking from stage for the school talent show. (I recited a milk commercial with a very unwilling fifth grade boy. All he had to do was stand there and scowl – he was marvelous!)

It wasn’t until years after that I realized… the reason he didn’t want to do it was that MOST people are afraid of public speaking. (Even though he didn’t have to say a word!)

Is that you too?

I’ve always loved speaking from stage. And yes, people ask if I can sing, dance, or act. The answer is no to all three. I only sing for my kids, can barely walk without falling over, and have only acted in class plays in school!

What I do have that so many people don’t have is this:

Speaker training.

And no, that doesn’t mean voice lessons! Speaker training isn’t about correctly pronouncing words or memorizing long speeches. It’s about bringing the best of your qualities to the forefront and elevating them, turning up the dial, so you can capture the hearts of your audience – in the back of a huge auditorium, in an intimate room, or through a webcam.

Thankfully, being a good speaker is something that you can learn.

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