Public Speaking Monkeys are the negative, internal voices that put doubts in our mind about our presenting abilities (“You don’t know what you’re talking about”… “You’re going bright red”…“Your voice sounds squeaky” – those sorts of things). By taming them, you will overcome your fears, gain confidence, and become a cool, calm speaker who actually enjoys public speaking.
It’s for professional people who would like to be a confident and engaging speaker. Whether public speaking scares you beyond belief, or simply makes you feel uncomfortable, you probably have some monkeys – most of us do.
The book takes you through my multi-award winning approach in ten chapters. It’s not a standard self-help book, in that it is part practical workbook with exercises designed to help you overcome your fear. In other words, it’s for people who are ready to take action! I also share practical tips and techniques for mastering the art of public speaking, covering things like body language and how to prepare, practise and structure your talk.
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|Chapter 1 – Monkey spirals. This explains why monkeys are such a problem, and how they can send you on a downward spiral. I ask you to identify what you want to achieve as a result of reading the book.|
Chapter 2 – Public Speaking Monkeys. You’ll learn a little more about the monkey traits and the impact they have on you. The chapter will give you an insight into my approach, and why it works.
Chapter 3 – Changing your mind for long term success. This chapter deals in detail with changing your mindset. I share the secret ingredients you need in order to make positive, permanent changes.
Chapter 4 – The “Taming the monkeys” technique & case study. You’ll get a bird’s eye view of the technique, and I’ll demonstrate step-by-step how the process works, using a client example.
Chapter 5 – Your turn to Tame your Monkeys. How exciting! In this practical chapter, you get to complete the ‘taming’ process. I use powerful techniques here though, so make sure you read the preparation sections before starting on the exercises.The next half of the book is focused on techniques – now the fear or nerves have been dealt with.
Chapter 6 – Mindset and body language. You’ll learn how to develop successful body language, and how to maintain the best frame of mind.
Chapter 7 – Preparation, structure & practice. I share tips and techniques for structuring your content, and how to prepare and practise effectively.
Chapter 8 – Delivering the talk and feedback. I’ll give you a few pointers related to delivering the talk, and you’ll learn how valuable feedback can be now you’re in a less negative mindset.
Chapter 9 – Why is goal-setting important? I encourage you to think about what you’d like to achieve from your speaking. Do you want to grow and develop even further?
Chapter 10 – And finally…In the final chapter, we pull together the thoughts and learning from previous chapters, and take a look at your next steps.
At the time of writing this, 100% of Amazon reviewers gave the book five stars.
“A practical, easy to follow guide to public speaking, this unique and humorous book takes you step-by-step through the stages of public speaking, starting with why you are nervous. It then gives a series of exercises to “tame your monkeys”, the key to becoming a more relaxed speaker. Having read the book and done the exercises, I can confidently say my monkeys have been tamed. I look forward to any opportunities to present now. Thanks.”
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