If You Want to Become an Exceptional, Confident and Captivating Speaker, Overcoming Anxiety, Fear and Overthinking, Please Read On

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Crafting Your Message: The Art of Effective Communication

Master the craft of speechwriting to write a powerful speech.

This book guides you in organizing your thoughts into persuasive and memorable speeches, ensuring your message resonates with any audience.

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Mastering the Stage: Techniques for Memorable Presentations

Discover a range of techniques for engaging and captivating your audience.

Learn to use storytelling, visual aids, and body language to make your presentations more impactful and memorable.

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From Classroom to Boardroom: Public Speaking for Every Occasion

Equip yourself with versatile public speaking skills for diverse settings.

This guide helps you tailor your approach for different audiences, from academic lectures to corporate presentations, ensuring effective communication.

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Overcoming Fear: Turning Anxiety into Your Ally

Learn to transform public speaking anxiety into a strength.

This book offers strategies to embrace your nerves, enhancing your presence and effectiveness as a speaker.

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Shatter the Myths Holding You Back

Learn about the many myths about public speaking. One myth in particular held the author back, and chances are it’s holding you back, too: Are public speakers born or can the skill be learned?

Write a Compelling Speech

Learn how public speaking depends on a well-written speech. You’ll learn to clearly state your case, support it, and stick the landing with a strong conclusion and within your time limit. Learn to respect and love your audience!

Control Stress, Anxiety & Fear

Learn how being well-prepared can eliminate many things that are in your control that lead to unnecessary anxiety and stress, which, in turn, can cause nervousness. You’ll learn from the author’s own blunders and successes

Go From Competent to Compelling

Learn what comprises a truly captivating speaker and how that goal is well within your reach. Connect with and respect your audience, be authentic, tell a story, etc. Your message will have tremendous impact and they will remember you as an exceptional speaker.

Editorial Reviews

As someone who works extensively with speakers and international events this is a highly recommended “must read.”

This book is so good…a treasure trove for anyone looking to elevate their public speaking skills. If you’re serious about being a powerful public speaker, this book is your secret weapon. 5 stars!

Why This Book is Different

The vast majority of us face public speaking with dread. We are overcome by anxiety, fear and even a feeling of inadequacy and intimidation in front of an audience. We marvel at those that speak with confidence with ease and engagement and it seems impossible we could ever be like them.

To make matters worse, we are misled by myths about public speaking that hold us back. Here are three:

🚫 Myth #1: You have to be born a good public speaker.

🚫 Myth #2: Introverts are at a disadvantage when it comes to public speaking.

🚫 Myth #3: You should imagine your audience naked. (Please don’t!)

Fortunately There’s Good News

Like you, I found my own public speaking journey daunting. Early in my career I sweated through my suit at a client presentation. At the same time, I bought into misleading myths about public speaking. I felt stuck, yet I knew public speaking was essential if I were to advance in my career.

I didn’t realize that someone like me, with training, practice and perseverance, could dramatically improve my public speaking skills. I couldn’t imagine that one day I would actually love public speaking and be paid to deliver keynote speeches around the world and be featured in the media, including 60 Minutes, CNN, the New York Times and other sources.

Public speaking took my career to places I never expected and resulted in opportunities I couldn’t have imagined.
Here’s some of what you’ll discover inside. In this book I:

✅ Bring you real-world advice drawn from my real-world experience, sharing many examples

✅ Shatter the myths holding you back

✅ Guide you — in practical ways — to overcome your anxiety and fear

✅ Teach you how to write a compelling speech

✅ Guide you through the many steps of preparing for your speech

✅ Show you how to make a strong, authentic and engaging connection with your audience

✅ Show you best practices in delivering speeches virtually (Zoom, Teams, etc.)

You’ll also receive bonuses, including a speech preparation checklist, PowerPoint template, and more.

Why This Book is Different

Wherever you are in your public speaking journey, from novice to experienced, introvert or extrovert, I wrote this book for you. This is not a dense theoretical textbook devoid of examples. You’ll find easy-to-follow practical advice, along with specific examples, illustrated by stories from my own journey – my successes and my (often humorous) failures.

Unlike other books on public speaking, the author, yours truly, is not a professional speaking coach. I am your peer. Like you, I had to master public speaking for my career. Now, decades after taking that first step in my twenties, I share the lessons I learned with you.

Now, just as I did, it’s time for you to take that first step in your public speaking journey. So click to buy from Amazon and let’s get started – together.

Meet the Author

Dr. David E. Guggenheim is an accomplished public speaker, award-winning author, educator, marine scientist, conservation leader, ocean explorer, and submersible pilot. He is the founder and president of the Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization, Ocean Doctor, dedicated to advancing the conservation of the world’s oceans. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University.

He is frequently invited to deliver keynote addresses at events for major national and international organizations, nonprofit organizations, corporate associations, schools and universities, and governmental organizations. He has testified before the U.S. Congress, the United Nations and the Scottish Parliament. He is frequently in the media and has appeared on 60 Minutes, PBS Newshour, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, NewsNation and NPR, as well as in several documentary films and in the New York Times.

Guggenheim’s book, The Remarkable Reefs of Cuba: Hopeful Stories from the Ocean Doctor, was Gold Winner of the Non-Fiction Book Awards 2023 from the Non-Fiction Authors Association. He produced the 2013 documentary, Disaster at Nightingale, a finalist in film festivals around the world. Guggenheim piloted the first manned submersible dives up to 2,000 feet into the world’s largest underwater canyons in the Bering Sea. He is a National Fellow of the Explorers Club.

Guggenheim previously served as Vice President at Ocean Conservancy, President & CEO of The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Co-Chair of the Everglades Coalition, and Chairman of the Board of the Great Whale Conservancy. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Public Policy from George Mason University in Virginia, a Master’s in Aquatic and Population Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master’s in Regional Science and Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

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