Speak for Yourself Talk to impress, influence and make an impact

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2014-07-14
  • Publisher: FT Press
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If you think that talking is easy, think again!


Why? Because, whether at a meeting at work or a dinner party at home, what you’re saying and how you’re saying it matters. It can open doors - or close them; it can make you friends - or lose them; it can get you noticed - or forgotten.


Wish you were a raconteur? Or a brilliant public speaker? Maybe you just want to be more confident, clever, persuasive or provocative in everyday conversations. Whatever you want, with some simple, fun and effective techniques Speak for Yourself will help you master:


Your voice – make an impact and be heard by changing how you breathe and speak

Your words – grab and hold attention with the power of storytelling and active listening

Your style – get the most from conversations, presentations and meetings


Speak for Yourself is packed with winning ways to help you walk, talk and interact with others while exuding confidence and calm. It’ll get you noticed and leave them wanting more.


Author Biography

Harry Key is from Australia but currently based in London. He trained as an actor before moving to India where he worked as a Bollywood actor and as a voice artist.

He is now a speech and confidence coach, helping people speak with flair and authenticity. He also runs flirting workshops and delivers training programs for a variety of corporate clients, including the BBC Worldwide, GSK and MTV.

Table of Contents



Part 1: The Voice

Why your voice matters

Breathe with your belly

Be mindful of your voice

Perfect a Storyteller’s Voice

Physical Confidence


Part 2: The Words

Go with the flow

Good speaking is mostly listening

The art of persuasion


Public speaking


Part 3: The Style

Reading your audience

The provocative style

Establish your rules of engagement

Sustaining your momentum


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