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Don't Suck on a Straw During Your Speech

And Other Observations from a Public Speaking Coach

By Mary Milla
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Format: Softcover
ISBN 13: 978-1-63413-974-8
LCCN: 2016900006
Trim Size: 6x9
Number of Pages: 108
Publisher: Mill City Press
Publication Date: 2/16/2016

In this humorous and practical guide to public speaking, Mary Milla offers tips for moving your presentations out of the PowerPoint weeds.

Drawing on more than two decades as a public speaking coach, Mary debunks common excuses and offers strategies to make your next speech poised and polished. These practical, empowering tips will forever change the way you approach public speaking.

Mary presents an eight-step plan for writing your speech using real-life “makeover moments,” showing how she helped her clients tell their stories in an engaging way.

Don't Suck even offers tips for other talks: wedding toasts, speaking on a panel, or introducing other speakers. Using hilarious anecdotes from her personal experience, Mary steers you clear of cringe-inducing moments.

If you’ve ever wanted to get out of your public speaking rut—and not embarrass yourself in the process—this book is for you!

Mary Milla’s mission in life is to rid the world of dull, lengthy, buzzword-filled communication. After stints in TV news, state government, and public relations, Mary struck out on her own in 2003. Since then she’s helped hundreds of clients not suck (on a straw) while they speak. Today Mary delivers her “how to give a speech” speech throughout the country, tackling dull, ordinary communication one audience at a time.


Format: ePub
Publisher: Mill City Press
Publication Date: 2/16/2016

Format: MOBI
Publisher: Mill City Press
Publication Date: 2/16/2016

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