Fear of public speaking, known as glossophobia, is one of the top phobias in America, with 74% of the population afflicted. For women, however, the process can be particularly painful, and thousands of women find themselves anxious and plagued with self-doubt, despite their knowledge of the subject. A myriad of fears spring to mind: fear of looking foolish, boring the audience, being under scrutiny, running out of time, and being heckled. It is easy to give in to crippling anxiety and allow your presentation to suffer, but more opportunities are lost through poor speaking than you would think.
Drawing on her own successful experience and presenting advice from top female executives, Linda D. Swink guides women through each step of preparing for a speech and how to deliver it by using visual aids, voice control, and humor, among other techniques. Information is provided for both novice and expert speakers, so every woman will learn something new. This valuable guide will empower any woman who wants her words to be taken seriously and reach new levels of success.