Whether you’re building a business, crafting a career, or promoting your passion, you’re the best person to speak about it!
Many of my public speaking clients believe that they should sound like someone else. But think about this:
When it comes to your business, career, or passion, you are the expert.
You have the experience, passion, and dedication to express what matters most to you.
Now you just need to learn how!
Speak Like Yourself… No, Really! Will Show You How to Succeed at Public Speaking
This fun, fast-paced workbook takes you step-by-step through the public speaking process — from first thought to final bow.
It features the insights and approach that I’ve shared with hundreds of individual public speaking clients, in a delightful and easy-to-use format.
You’ll learn how to:
- Prepare a speech
- Connect with your audience
- Convey the best of who you are, and
- Successfully handle every communications challenge: pitches, off-the-cuff remarks, Q&A, and more.
Who Can Benefit from Speak Like Yourself… No, Really!?
Anyone can learn from this book!
- If you’re new to public speaking (or want to be), you’ll find a road map for success.
- If you’re already an experienced speaker, you’ll move to a whole new level.
Novice or expert, Speak Like Yourself…No, Really! will transform the way you communicate.
Praise for Speak Like Yourself… No, Really!
Jezra this book is a GOLDMINE.
— Kirk Abrigo, Motivational Speaker
I’ve presented more than 30 keynote speeches this year, and the feedback and advice I received from Jezra was invaluable. Now, with the publication of her book, so many will have the opportunity to benefit by simply reading and putting her easy-to-employ advice to use.
—Ted Rubin, Chief Social Media Officer, Collective Bias (80,000+ Twitter followers)
Jezra’s advice and wisdom make public speaking easy and authentic. She’ll help you create an experience that not only meets your goals but is enjoyable, too!
—Adelaide Lancaster, Business Coach, and Co-Founder, In Good Company Workplaces; Co-Author, The Big Enough Company
A must-read for any business professional. Jezra is a speaker coaching guru, and this book will boost your public speaking skills, whether you’re a beginner or an expert.
—Jeremy Masters, Founder & Managing Partner, Worklogix
If you want to get started as a speaker or improve your presentation skills, this book is for you. Jezra’s explanations, tips and examples are clear and easy to understand. She has a natural warmth and down-to-earth style that’ll make you feel like she’s your own private coach.
—Dana Rubin, Director, New York Speechwriter’s Roundtable
Is there anything new under the sun for public speakers since Demosthenes addressed the roaring sea with pebbles in his mouth? Maybe not; but, if you are looking for a clear understanding of the subject, presented in an engaging manner, look no further.
—Charles di Cagno, Director, Public Speaking Center of NY
No matter what your position, no matter what your job, we all have to communicate—and this book will take you to the next level of success.
—Anne Loehr, Author, Executive Coach, and Keynote Speaker (named “Generational Guru” by The Washington Post)
What Else Is In Speak Like Yourself… No, Really!?
Here’s what the rest of the book offers (you can also download Chapter 3 and start learning).
Introduction: Don’t Jump!
Chapter 1: To Be or Not To Be…Me!
Chapter 2: “Doomed to Fail” vs. “Speak Like Yourself”
Chapter 3: Understanding Your Audience
Chapter 4: Your Key Message, a/k/a The Big Key
Chapter 5: Turn Your Key Message Into an Instant Speech
Chapter 6: Grow Your Instant Speech into a Full-Length Presentation
Chapter 7: Don’t Be Afraid of PowerPoint
Chapter 8: Practice Makes Perfect… But Only If You Practice Right
Chapter 9: What to Practice When You’re Not Practicing a Speech
Chapter 10: Connect with Your Audience and Present with Pride
Chapter 11: Public Speaking Panic
Chapter 12: You Can Speak Like Your Yourself—and Succeed
Appendix A: Instant Speech Worksheet
Appendix B: The Resources I Use Most
Appendix C: Reliables, Helpers, Improvers, and Experiencers: Discover Your Public Speaking Personality