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7 steps to fearless speaking
Wilder, Lilyan.
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Publication Information:
New York : J. Wiley, [1999]

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vii, 227 pages ; 23 cm
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"Lilyan Wilder has trained more broadcasters, politicians, andbusiness executives than anybody." - Charles Osgood, Anchor, CBSNews Sunday Morning.

When people say they'd rather die than address an audience, they'renot kidding. Fear of public speaking has even topped death in somesurveys. But now top communications consultant Lilyan Wilder offerssome sound advice on how to overcome the crippling inhibition ofpublic speaking. Her clients have included media icons OprahWinfrey and Charlie Rose, former President George Bush, JohnSculley, and Katharine Graham. 7 Steps to Fearless Speaking willteach you how to cope with the panic, avoidance, and trauma ofspeaking as you give the gift of your conviction and experienceyour voice for the first time.

"Lilyan Wilder is the industry's undisputed grand dame of broadcastcoaching." -The New York Times.

"Lilyan Wilder understands how to make the essential connectionbetween a speaker and an audience. In this book, she tells you howto do it as she has told so well to so many famous communicators."-Charlie Rose.

"7 Steps to Fearless Speaking has helped me to speak withpersuasion and conviction....Follow Wilder's sage counsel, andyou'll find your public speaking much improved and more rewarding."-Ivan Seidenberg, Chairman and CEO, Bell Atlantic.

"Lilyan Wilder is simply the best. I continue to use many of herexercises on a daily basis. They're wonderful." -Dr. Bob Arnot,Chief Medical Correspondent, NBC News.

"Lilyan Wilder is simply awesome, personally and professionally."-Maria Shriver, Correspondent, NBC News.

Author Notes

LILYAN WILDER is a communications consultant who has worked with the world's most notable public figures, broadcast correspondents at ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, and many Fortune 500 companies.

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Library Journal Review

Wilder, a veteran communications consultant and author of Talk Your Way to Success, arrives with her second book and an impressive list of clients, including Maria Shriver, Oprah Winfrey, and George Bush. Of the many titles available on public speaking, this is one of the better ones, offering concise, practical information. Since 45 percent of Americans are more afraid of public speaking than anything else, Wilder starts there, describing the five fears of public speaking. She then moves through the complications of vocalization and the need to get the audience involved. Some of the other subjects covered are creativity, persuasion, speaking with conviction, and preparation. Wilder even includes an emergency kitÄan excellent outline for those without much time to prepare. The appendixes include a section on voice work, selected readings, and medical organizations for those truly traumatized by earlier life events. This title will be helpful to all and is recommended for public, academic, and health collections.ÄLisa S. Wise, Broome Cty. P.L., Binghamton, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

The Five Fears
Let's Get Started
Step One Experience Your Voice
Step Two Get a Response and Structure Your Thoughts
Step Three Establish a Dialogue
Step Four Tap Your Creativity
Step Five Learn to Persuade
Step Six Achieve Your Higher Objective
Step Seven Give the Gift of Your Conviction
The Seven Steps in Action
Special Situations
The First Aid Kit and the Emergency Kit
Be a Fearless Speaker Every Day
Selected Readings