Fox Entertainment Group
AUDI China Enterprise Management
Director, Perlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership (NSD)
Beijing International MBA (BiMBA) program,
The National School of Development (NSD)
Assistant Professor of Public Relations, Hofstra University
Jaguar Land Rover China
CSM Bakery Solutions
Kunshan Rotam Reddy Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Dentons (global legal firm)
The authors provide a clear and readable summary of best practices for public speaking, which is helpful for anyone even if it is targeted to non-native English speakers. Even experienced presenters can find helpful nuggets.
Washington University in St. Louis
Incredibly practical with specific suggestions and exercises for all presenters, native and nonnative English speakers alike! This book empowers diverse talent, as Deborah and Ellen do a great job of addressing cultural and gender sensitivity while providing speakers with effective tools to inspire and engage their audiences. Their strategic use of quotes from honored thought leaders are particularly impactful in driving key lessons home!
As a native Russian speaker trying to overcome the anxiety of public speaking, I found this book to be a valuable resource. It provides practical and actionable advice, which, if put into regular practice, will allow one to become an effective and persuasive speaker. Traditionally, Russians tend to lecture too much; this book teaches us how to engage with the audience and develop a more interactive style.
This book gave me three important takeaways as a nonnative English speaker who makes frequent presentations. First, I realized that not having an American accent is ok. I know that I have interesting information to share, and that matters more. Second, being and feeling different means that I can take advantage of my cultural differences to connect with the audience in a unique way. Third, both native and nonnative presenters always need to be prepared! This book will make anyone a better speaker.
This is a great book for anyone who is preparing to make a presentation, whether you are a native or nonnative speaker. There isn’t anything else out there like it! The authors have extensive experience working with business professionals globally to develop their presentation skills, and they focus on the most common concerns of nonnative speakers, from designing the presentation to managing the Q&A. It provides easy-to-use guides for developing your presentation and offers different frameworks to consider, depending on the type of presentation you need to give. This book is particularly helpful for nonnative speakers because it explains how to build rapport, engage the audience through interactive exercises, and connect via eye contact. It also includes exercises for practicing at home.
Fortune 500 Healthcare Company
A wonderfully practical and incredibly helpful book, written not only from a huge body of experience, but from the heart. In fact, this book holds great lessons for you if you are preparing to present, whether English is your first language or not. The many concrete examples, suggestions, and anecdotes are especially helpful in cross-cultural settings and very easy to relate to.
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