Free Kindle Book on Public Speaking a Tribute to Toastmasters

A new book on public speaking, “Cat Got Your Tongue?: Powerful Public Speaking Skills & Presentation Strategies for Confident Communication or, How to Create the Purrfect Speech,” will be available as a free Kindle book, October 6-10.


WEBWIRE – Saturday, October 06, 2012

“Toastmasters changed my life and I wanted to give something back,” says Diane Windingland, author of a new book on public speaking, “Cat Got Your Tongue?: Powerful Public Speaking Skills & Presentation Strategies for Confident Communication or, How to Create the Purrfect Speech.”

The book is a free Kindle book on Amazon from October 6-10 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009BBT910). A print version for $9.99 is also available.

With advice ranging from how to manage the fear of public speaking to how to tell compelling stories, this book gives new and experienced speakers practical suggestions on how to polish their presentations. Acronyms such as SHARP, LAF and SCREAM allow the reader to easily remember and implement strategies. The chapter on self-evaluation provides a step-by-step process for self-analysis of a speech.

“Becoming a better speaker doesn’t happen overnight. It’s an iterative process of modifying and improving capabilities through practice and application of knowledge,” says Windingland. “Even President John F. Kennedy was a terrible speaker at first. He was wooden and too serious. But fortunately, he worked at improving!”

Windingland, a Distinguished Toastmaster, suggests that people who don’t have much opportunity to practice speaking, visit a Toastmasters club (www.Toastmasters.org), where they can hone their skills in the supportive environment of peers. She ends the book with a chapter on her own Toastmaster testimonial, “Finding My Voice.”

Diane Windingland is a professional speaker, a presentation coach and a Distinguished Toastmaster.

In addition to this book, she is the author of “Small Talk Big Results: Chit Chat Your Way to Success!” and “Speech Class for Teens”. She also is the coauthor of “Perfect Phrases for Icebreaker: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases to Set the Stage for Productive Conversations, Meetings, and Events.”

Book information
Title: “Cat Got Your Tongue?: Powerful Public Speaking Skills & Presentation Strategies for Confident Communication or, How to Create the Purrfect Speech”

Author: Diane Windingland
Publisher: Small Talk Big Results
Publication Date: September 15, 2012
ISBN (Print version): 978-0983007869
Paperback: 156 pages
Dimensions: 8 X 5 X 0.4 inches
Available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009BBT910



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 public speaking
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Contact Information
Diane Windingland
Author/Speaker
Small Talk Big Results
diane@smalltalkbigresults.com


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