“I turned to Ms. Marcotte seeking professional advice prior to one of the most important presentations of my NASA career. Like many other NASA scientists, I had been presenting scientific and technological papers to audiences for years, both in the U.S. and abroad. Nonetheless, Ms. Marcotte’s coaching not only vastly improved my style, but also augmented my confidence. This encouraged me to address an elite group of professionals outside the tangible limits of my credentials. The outcome was highly successful and my presentation was well-received.”
John J. Chapman, NASA Scientist, retired
Una M. Marcotte honed the skills she developed as a Fortune 500 speaker so her public speaking know-how would be easy-to-learn and practical when she taught public speaking at the college level and at a non-profit organization. She tailored her expertise to deal with the fears, difficulties, and challenges faced by people who came to her asking for help with their presentations.
In Create Your Speech, Marcotte shows you her step-by-step method for putting a speech together, including the introduction, main points, conclusion, and transitions between elements. You will be surprised to learn the order in which she suggests you begin to craft your speech. Learn the steps for creating a speech, as well as the best questions to ask when you are approached to give a speech.
THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU IF:
* You get stuck composing the introduction to your speech and have difficulty getting past it.
* Your knowledge of your subject is so huge that you can’t figure out how to condense it into a speech.
* You go on tangents while speaking with the result that your audience becomes muddled and confused.
* You have passion and stories, but by the time you’ve finished your first story, you don’t have enough time for the rest of your speech.
* You’re a rank beginner or have been speaking for a while and could use help with organizing your speech.
* You need to put together a speech quickly.
Create Your Speech is the first in a series of e-books called Public Speaking Essentials. The four books in the series are:
– Create Your Speech
– Prepare Your Speech
– Give Your Speech
– Control Questions
WHAT YOU WILL GET FROM THIS SERIES OF E-BOOKS:
This book series is designed to help anyone with no knowledge or experience in public speaking to create an effective speech in the easiest, most economical way. It also contains information that will help experienced speakers improve their presentations and their comfort level when speaking.
In addition to providing efficient directions for a successful speech, there are also useful techniques to overcome the fear of public speaking and tips to successfully deliver a speech, create visuals, and confidently handle question and answer sessions at the end of your speech. Based on the author’s many years of experience as a speaking coach, a Q&A session can be another type of fearful experience for many people.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Una M. Marcotte earned a Liberal Arts degree at Marquette University and a graduate degree in Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She taught high school English, Journalism, and Mass Media for nine years.
She worked for such Fortune 500 corporations as the Xerox Corporation, Miller Brewing, Wang Laboratories, and Bull Information Systems. While employed as a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Wang, Marcotte had the opportunity to lecture and teach groups about new products and releases. She lectured throughout the United States as well as in Germany, France, Hong Kong, and Australia.
After a move to Virginia Beach, Virginia, she served as an adjunct professor in Public Speaking for Tidewater Community College and directed the speakers program for the Edgar Cayce Association for Research and Enlightenment where she also conducted speaker training classes for eleven years. Retired, she still coaches speakers upon request.