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Simple, no-nonsense tools to improve your public speaking skills


● Author is a public speaking expert who uses examples from her client base and historicallly influential speakers.
● Exercises provided throughout the book help the reader with anxiety, vocal training and performance technique.
● Techniques are vivdly illustrated through detailed anecdotes from speakers who have overcome obstacles such as negative inner critics and nervous shakes.
● Lisa Wentz has her own private practice as a speaking coach with over 10 years experience helping hundreds of people evolve from beginner to advanced speakers.



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Lisa holds a master’s degree in voice and speech pedagogy from the Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. Lisa has been featured as a public speaking expert in TIME, Wall Street Journal and L.A. Daily Journal, among others. Lisa regularly coaches executives and managers from Fortune 500 companies and the non-profit sector. She lives in San Francisco, California, USA.

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