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Have you ever had to give a speech? Were you scared beyond belief? You are not the only one, in fact the fear of public speaking is fairly common. In the book, Shaking Behind the Microphone: Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking, Jill Vanderwood shares her story of being terrified to speak in public. She now speaks to groups and teaches workshops without fear. This book, Shaking Behind the Microphone: Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking is also the winner of the Mom’s Choice Award.
The phobia of public speaking, glossophobia affects about one in four people, 75%. That is a lot of people who have a fear of public speaking. In Vanderwood's comprehensive book you will not only read her story but the story of many others. From children to professional speakers you will learn their tips and methods. Included are also non traditional solutions for overcoming fear and anxiety. Jill believes that taking steps toward overcoming the fear of public speaking will put you on the road to living a better life.
Improvement in public speaking is not just for giving speeches. It can also help you gain confidence in speaking with colleagues and encourage professional development. I really enjoyed reading Shaking Behind The Microphone. The stories were relatable because they are the true stories of men and women just like you and me. Hearing the perspective of many gave me tips which I think will help me feel more comfortable and confident speaking in a group.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is nervous speaking in groups not to mention crowds. Perfect from the teenage speaker to the professional. This book guides you through the challenges and solutions of many of people in an easy to read format. There is even quite a bit of humor to ease the process. After reading this book I am passing it along to my husband who does quite a bit of public speaking for work. I really think this book will help him improve and refine his skills.
About the Author
Jill Ammon Vanderwood is an author and speaker from Utah. She is best known for her award winning, nonfiction books, What’s It Like, Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids, by the Way They Live and Drugs Make You Un-Smarter, co-authored with her teenage granddaughter, Savanna Peterson.
Jill is an active fundraiser, taking on environmental and literacy causes. Along with her husband, who is a professional Santa Claus, she, as Mrs. Claus visits with hundreds of children during the Christmas season.
Shaking Behind the Microphone, Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking can be purchased online on Amazon for the list price of $12.99 (currently on sale for $10.99). There is also a kindle edition for $4.99.Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
One (1) lucky Savvy and Sassy reader is going to win their own copy of Shaking Behind the Microphone, Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking. Winner will be selected using random.org and will be announced on February 21, 2014. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn. Contest open to people 18 years or older in the U.S.