Saturday, February 1, 2014

Review & Giveaway - Shaking Behind The Microphone: Overcoming The Fear of Public Speaking

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Shaking Behind The Microphone
Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking
By Jill Ammon Vanderwood
Publisher: CreateSpace
Pub. Date: November 8, 2013
ISBN: 978-1490941219
Pages: 156


I don't read very many non-fiction titles, mostly because I'm too busy reading the fiction books stacked up on my desk, but when I saw Shaking Behind The Microphone: Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking was available to review, I became interesting in reading it.

As many of readers know, I do suffer from anxiety, which isn't quite as bad now, but it was pretty bad during my childhood. Of course with anxiety, there was noway I could speak in public settings. It was bad enough when I had to give an oral book report during class, but speaking in front of strangers wasn't ever going to happen. I did my best to avoid crowded situations, but there were a few times during a class event in high school where I had to speak in public and lets just say it didn't turn out very well.

The author, Jill Ammon Vanderwood, had the fear of speaking in public too, but she found ways to overcome this. She wrote the book to help everyone with the same problem be able to speak in public.

There are six sections in the book: Fear has Held Me Back, Speaking For A Living, Celebrities Overcoming Stage Fright, Public Speaking Experts, When Kids Learn Early and Non Traditional Treatments For Fear Of Public Speaking. Each section contains three to six essays/stories by real people, such as authors, comedians, bloggers, pianist, actors/performers and even speaking coaches.

Its nice to read a book on public speaking that isn't written by a PHD that never had a problem with speaking in public. I can relate to the situations each writer has went through and each one gives great advice on overcoming your fear of speaking in public. Overall, I enjoyed reading the book and I recommend it to anyone in any field that has a fear of speaking in front of crowds. 

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