About the Book"Public speaking is a 'universal advantage'--a skill that gives you a leg up in nearly any profession or situation--and the single greatest requirement for great speaking is confidence. When you learn to communicate with confidence, it bleeds over into every area. Because this book utilizes a wholistic approach that addresses the entire person and not just exterior skills, your confidence on stage will follow you off stage"--
Build your communication confidence and master the ability to inspire your audience
In Speak with Confidence: Overcome Self-Doubt, Communicate Clearly, and Inspire Your Audience, keynote speaker, author, and executive communication coach Mike Acker delivers a practical and hands-on playbook to building the confidence you need to nail your next presentation, speech, virtual talk, or social media post. In this proven pathway to becoming a capable and confident speaker, you'll discover how to combine your identity, message, and skills into one persuasive package.
The author explains how to uncover your identity, define your message, and develop your skills and techniques to become a master communicator. From overcoming imposter syndrome to eliminating a victim mentality, you'll explore concrete methods for improving your presence and ability to take command of a room. You'll also find:
An essential new strategy guide for anyone seeking to improve their ability to speak to a group, Speak with Confidence is the public speaking blueprint you've been waiting for.
From the Back Cover
PRAISE FOR SPEAK WITH CONFIDENCE
"Mike's process has helped our speakers deliver some of the most impactful talks we've had on our stage."
--NICK HART, Organizer, TEDxSeattle
"Speak with Confidence's invaluable advice and guidance was what elevated my TEDx talk to the Ted platform, attracting a considerably larger audience than I would have had. I am an experienced speaker, but he made me a far better one."
--MARGARET LEVI, Political Science Professor, Stanford University
"Mike's practices have helped me take communication to the next level in my practice, teaching, and start-up."
--DR. ARASH BERELIANI, Founder and President, The B100 Method
About the Author
MIKE ACKER is the Founder and President of ADVANCE Coaching and Consulting. He's a keynote speaker, author, and communication coach with over twenty years' experience in leadership development, organizational management, and speaking education.