Introduction

Authenticity of a Speaker

How words are spoken can be as important as the words themselves. Effective speakers engage listeners not only with compelling content, but also with a delivery style that commands attention.

Whether you are sitting or standing, addressing clients or colleagues, presenting to hundreds of listeners or an audience of one, fundamental principles of effective communication apply.

This book examines a range of issues, from body language and eye contact to vocal projection and confidence, that affect the quality of a presentation. But the most powerful force for effective communication is authenticity. By showing your true personality and demonstrating genuine interest in your listeners and your content, you will draw your audience in, increasing the likelihood that they will find you and your ideas engaging.