Speak with Impact: How to Command the Room and Influence Others

  • 3h 39m
  • Allison Shapira
  • HarperCollins Leadership
  • 2018

Your voice matters, especially as a leader.

Every day, you have an opportunity to use your voice to have a positive impact--at work or in your community. You can inspire and persuade your audience--or you can distract and put them to sleep.

Nervous, rambling robotic--these presentation styles can ruin a talk on even the most critical topics. And with each weak performance, career prospects dim.

To get ahead and make an impact, you need to deliver well-crafted messages with confidence and authenticity. You must sound as capable as you are.

Public speaking is a skill, not a talent. With the right guidance, anyone can be a powerful speaker. Learn to conquer fear, capture attention, motivate action, and take charge of your career with Speak with Impact. Written by an opera singer turned CEO, speaker, and executive communication coach, the book unravels the mysteries of commanding attention in any setting, professional or personal.

Whether it’s speaking up at a meeting, presenting to clients, or talking to large groups, the book’s easy-to-use frameworks, examples, and exercises help you

  • Kickstart the creative process
  • Compose a clear and concise message
  • Engage your audience through storytelling and humor
  • Banish filler words and uptalk
  • Strengthen and project your voice
  • Use breathing techniques to overcome stage fright
  • Use effective body language
  • Build your executive presence
  • Deliver presentations with confidence and authenticity

When you know what to say and how to say it, people listen. Find your powerful voice& and step into leadership. Speak with impact.

About the Author

Allison Shapira is founder and CEO of Global Public Speaking LLC. A former opera singer and TEDx speaker, she and her team deliver keynote speeches, workshops, and executive communication coaching for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations around the world. Shapira is an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School, a member of the National Speakers Association, and was a finalist for 2017 Woman Business Owner of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners, San Diego chapter. She is also an internationally-renowned singer and songwriter. She lives in Washington, DC.

In this Book

  • Before You Speak: What is Public Speaking, and Where does It Happen?
  • Start with Strategy: The Three Most Important Questions to Ask Before a Speech or Presentation
  • Write the Speech: A Process to Write any Speech or Presentation
  • Empower Your Audience: Critical Tools to Connect with Your Audience
  • Polish the Speech: The Final Steps Most People Neglect
  • Show What You Mean: The Three Movements That Make Your Speech come Alive
  • Pause and Breathe: Calm Your Nerves and Strengthen Your Voice
  • Give the Speech: All Those Last-Minute Details
  • Illustrate the Speech: How to Use Visual Aids and Technology
  • Prepare for the Unexpected: How to Speak Off the Cuff and Answer Questions
  • Speak in Different Situations: On Calls, on Panels, or Across Borders
  • Build Your Executive Presence: Five Components to Bring out Authority and Authenticity
  • Find Your Courage to Speak: How to Use This Book to Speak Up