(Prentice-Hall Simon Schuster) - considered the Handbook of the Professional Speaking Business. This book was selected in an industry wide survey - by over 200% - as THE most valuable book ever written for professional speakers.
(c) 2003 Lilly Walters
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When you sit in an audience and watch and listen to a star keynote speaker, or take part in a fact-filled, smoothly flowing seminar presented by a professional, the business of speaking looks easy, like a circus trapeze artist performing flawlessly.
The trapeze artist, however, has spent many months outside of the public eye, practicing and perfecting his daring flights above a safety net. Before they can succeed, professional speakers must also perfect their speaking skills. Great speakers constantly work on ways to improve their performances. Speakers like Harvey Mackay, a very successful celebrity business speaker, continually hire speech and drama coaches. He never stops learning or creating new products.
But there are several other skills, that are equally important as speaking skills. A professional speaker must perfect all nine of these skills-if they wish to be paid for their craft!
As you go through the list, compare your own background and knowledge against the requirements for each skill. This process will enable you to see where you stand now and which of the skills must be strengthened to support your career. Our book will show you the steps you must take for each
Study these nine skills. You will see these principles used throughout this book.*
(* Chapters noted below are from the 2nd edition of "Speak and Grow Rich" by Dottie and Lilly Walters, Prentice-Hall Simon Schuster)
Who is Lilly Walters?
Lilly Walters is a best selling author, a business executive, and a professional speaker, and a consultant to speakers and buyers of speakers.
She books keynoters, such as Jim Abbott one handed baseball pitcher, a motivational keynote speaker for any meeting, convention or conference.
More on Jim Abbott, famed one hande baseball pitcher as a keynote speaker
For 20 years she was the Executive Director of Walters International Speakers Bureau, a professional lecture agency with 30,000 presenters, from world famous celebrities to interesting and entertaining business speakers and author for keynote speeches. Lilly sends these speakers all over the world to such companies as Arco, Shell Oil, Lockheed, Litton, IBM, McDonnell Douglas, AT & T and IBM. For many years she was the editor for SHARING IDEAS NEWSMAGAIZE for PROFESSIONAL SPEAKERS, owned by Dottie Walters. Today her eNews goes out to over 4000 public speakers, seminar leaders and speakers bureaus.
She is featured in the mega best seller, Chicken Soup for the Soul, 2nd. Helpings regarding her story of overcoming an accident that took 1/2 of her hand
Contact Lilly Walters
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Best-Selling Books by Dottie and Lilly Walters on professional public speaking