When you think about having to speaking in public, are you filled with fear, dread, anxiety? Do you suffer from shaking hands, pounding heart, sweaty palms, trembling voice, or a reddening face? What if you were offered the opportunity to learn how to deal with your nervousness? What if you could boost your confidence any time you have to give a professional or personal presentation to a group?People who lack composure, who talk too fast or too slow, who use non-words such as “um,” “ah,” “like,” “you know,” or any other filler words can severely damage their career potential and not reach the pinnacle of their professional pursuits. This book shows you how to become a polished, passionate, and persuasive speaker that captures the audience’s attention and their imagination.Imagine what would happen if you possessed the key to uncover the best-kept secrets that speakers use to overcome the fear and anxiety of public speaking.Whether you dream of a career as a highly paid motivational speaker or you simply want to conduct a five-minute business presentation without making a fool of yourself, “From Afraid to Speak to Paid to Speak is for you. You’ll explore the top ten techniques for reducing nervousness and increasing confidence, professional presence, and income potential - with everything from how to prepare for your presentation, to tips on the most effective ways to breathe, eat and dress. You’ll learn to love your uniqueness, overcome obstacles, and strive for excellence, not perfection. Beginners will benefit from this book because the author, Lisa Ryan has “been there, done that.” From a disastrous first speech at a Toastmaster’s Club to taking the stage at an international convention, Ms. Ryan knows what it feels like to fail dramatically and then to experience significant success as a professional inspirational and business speaker.Experienced speakers discover time-tested techniques to “keep the butterflies flying in formation” and how to “never let them see you sweat” when conducting a presentation. A wide variety of business and speaking professionals contributed to this work, sharing the strategies that help them most when they need to conquer their jitters and quell their fears.When you speak confidently and clearly, doors open for you. Your boss will notice. Your colleagues will look forward to your programs. You will progress to higher levels of visibility within your company or your industry, and leap ahead of the pack. When you learn to speak from the heart versus speaking from the head, you differentiate yourself in a way that few others can master. In this book, you’ll learn realize how YOU can immediately implement simple strategies that will boost your confidence and your career. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge in:The secret of perfect practice-The three very best ways to develop your speaking skillsThe magic of scripting- How to train your Dragon and take advantage of “talking your talk”The art of breathing- Calming deep breathing exercises that workHow leaders dress for speech success - The most effective way to dress your best and make your first impression powerfulAudience appreciation- Why “Thank You” is not enough; the depth of your gratitude increases the breadth of your businessHow to master time management- How to make the most of the time you’ve got Short, straight to the point, and loaded with examples, you will quickly learn the skills that professional speakers use to overcome their anxiety before a speech. Nationally recognized speaker, author, consultant, co-star in an award-winning film, and long-time Toastmaster, Lisa Ryan gives you what you need to take your speaking to the next level. No matter where you’re starting, you’ll finish bigger and better than you were before.If public speaking is a problem for you, From Afraid to Speak to Paid to Speak: How Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety Boosts Your Confidence and Your Career is your solution.