This is an indispensable guide to effective public speaking written by an expert author. Whether you wish to prepare for a conversation with the bank manager, a meeting with a handful of business colleagues or a speech to hundreds of delegates at a conference, Speak for Yourself offers practical advice, tips and techniques to build your confidence. Based on Cristina Stuart's highly regarded teaching seminars. Cristina Stuart shows how even the most nervous can become successful public speakers, simply by mastering the basic steps. Discover the importance of preparation and planning, understanding your audience and the vital components of voice, appearance and body language. Informatively written and clearly presented, Speak for Yourself will enable you to acquire the confidence and enthusiasm to get your message across. The advice is relevant whether you are addressing a small meeting or giving a speech at a major conference.
Cristina Stuart is the Managing Director of Speak First, and for over 16 years has taught managers from major companies and organisations, sales personnel and politicians how to speak with confidence. She is a member of the Association of Management, Education and Development, the Institute of Personnel and Development and a founder member of the Professional Speakers' Association. She spent several years as a journalist, TV presenter and as a radio producer of documentaries and current affairs programmes. Cristina Stuart lives in London and is the author of Effective Speaking (now out of print).