My friend Andrew Rondeau – who wrote a guest post here last week – just launched a new product called Get Applause Now. This is a package designed to improve your public speaking skill which is co-authored by Andrew and Darren LaCroix, the World Champion of Public Speaking in 2001.
I’ve personally been thinking about improving my speaking skills for a while. As you all know, communication skill is essential for success. Since I’ve been working on my writing skill for some time now (thanks mainly to this blog), the next thing to work on would be my speaking skill.
The funny thing is just a few days before Andrew gave me a review copy, someone I trust advised me to improve my speaking skill. What a coincidence! I got a package on public speaking right when I was thinking about it.
The package comes with a free 28-page PDF you can download entitled The Simple Steps to Deliver A Dazzling Presentation.
The package itself consists of four parts (three MP3s and one PDF):
- How to Write and Deliver a Winning Speech
This is the first MP3 I listened to. Here Darren LaCroix explained in detail what you need to have to make a good speech. As an outsider to public speaking world, it gives me an insight on the kind of preparation that goes into a good speech. A good speech requires you to understand your listeners so that you can capture their attention and get your message across.
- Humor 101: Comedy Secrets for Professional Presentations
Here Darren discussed the situations that make people laugh and how to create such situations yourself. There’s a clear process behind making people laugh that professional speakers know and follow. You can see that stand-up comedians actually use it in their performances.
- Free to Fee: How to Start Getting Paid to Speak
In it, Darren explained what you need to do if you want to become a professional speaker. He discussed the mental and technical difficulties you will face along with tips on how to overcome them. It helps me understand how speaking business works and how to be part of it.
- Get Applause Now: Make Your Presentations Come Alive
This is a 64-page PDF by Andrew that helps you make good presentations. It covers multiple aspects of presentation including preparation, using visual aids, structuring content, and delivery. Each section has a Personal Action Plan to help you apply it.
All in all, I think it’s a solid package for its price ($39.95). For someone new to speaking like me, it’s eye-opening and gives me a foundation to understand the world of public speaking.
You can go to Get Applause Now web site for more information.
In the first three days of the launch you will get three additional e-books and two additional MP3s as bonus.