Thank you for your interest in my upcoming public speaking book, Presenting for Humans: Insights for Speakers on Ditching Perfection and Creating Connection!
When you look inside this book, you might be surprised to discover that it’s not a public speaking “how-to” book. It’s certainly not an academic tome. There’s no step-by-step formula or system to follow, and you won’t learn what to do with your hands or how to write a keynote.
What you will learn is how striving for perfection gets in the way of making the connection you crave.
You’ll learn how letting go of your need to impress your audiences frees you up to stop taking yourself so seriously and to have fun on stage. You’ll learn how you can break the habit of hiding behind a rigid façade of “professionalism” that creates an emotional barrier between you and the audience. And you’ll learn how being real, transparent and genuine is a gift of connection you give to your audience that brings them into your world and allows you to access theirs.
It’s not a book that tells you not to say “um” and how to make eye contact. You don’t need another one of those, do you? I didn’t think so.
Presenting for Humans is about putting a human face on your message. This book, if nothing else, is about being human—not superhuman—and certainly not perfect.
This book is about having the right mindset and attitude to fully connect with your audience, to stop taking yourself so seriously and to make your presentations a great experience for your audience by being real and having fun!