How to Speak Up Without Freaking Out: 35 Techniques for Confident, Calm, and Competent Presenting
Concerned about an upcoming interview? Anxious about being asked to provide your thoughts during a meeting? Fearful of being required to give a presentation? Many of us are uneasy about speaking in public. In fact, The Book of Lists identifies speaking in front of others as Americans' number one fear.
Come hear Matt Abrahams, author of Speaking Up Without Freaking Out:35 Techniques for Confident, Calm, and Competent Presenting deliver a workshop designed to provide you with several practical techniques you can use to manage your speaking anxiety.
Matt Abrahams received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford University, his graduate degree in communication studies from the University of California at Davis, and his secondary education teaching credential from San Francisco State University. Matt is considered a passionate, collaborative, and innovative teacher who teaches group, interpersonal, and business communication as well as public speaking at Stanford University, Palo Alto University, and De Anza College. He is especially interested in applying communication knowledge to real-world issues. He has published several research articles on cognitive planning, persuasion, and interpersonal communication. Prior to teaching, Matt held senior leadership positions at several software companies, were he created and ran global training and development organizations. In addition to his teaching and research activities, matt is co-founder of Bold Echo Communication Solutions, a successful presentation consulting and coaching practice.