Thomas B Dowd III | From Fear to Success: A Practical Public-Speaking Guide

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From Fear to Success: A Practical Public-Speaking Guide

by Thomas B Dowd III

Motivational spoken word/audiobook for all levels of public speakers. Concise methods to overcome anxiety, relate to any audience, develop an effective presentation, and stir emotion. The tips & techniques are in easily digestible, bite-sized chapters.
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1. Introduction (feat. Jerry Lyden)
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2. Dedication
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3. Medley, Pt. I: The Public-Speaking Beast / Step Into the Public Forum
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4. Find the Sources of Stage Fright
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5. Tame the Beast
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6. Understand That Success Is Possible
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7. Medley, Pt. II: Road to Success / The Anxiety / Identify Why You’re Anxious
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8. Know Symptoms Are Coming
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9. Recognize It May Never Go Away
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10. Control and Prepare
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11. Practice Mental Preparation
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12. Question If Fear Is Really Fear
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13. Practice Physical Preparation
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14. Stop Telling Me to Relax, It Only Makes Me Tense
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15. Play to Your Strengths
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16. Do Something With Your Hands and Arms
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17. Don't Let Personality Be an Excuse
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18. Stop Comparing Yourself to Great Orators
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19. Be Different, Be You
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20. It's Alright to Have a Stage Me: It's Still Me
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21. Listen to Yourself After You're Done Listening to Everyone Else
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22. Use Fear as a Motivator
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23. Make Your Message Count / Have a Different Set of Eyes On It
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24. Make Outlines a Powerful Tool
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25. Write Out Your Speech
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26. Write Your Own Introduction
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27. Paint the Picture
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28. Formulate Clear Messages
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29. Reiterate and Reinforce Your Messages
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30. Choose Your Words Carefully
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31. Have Clear Intentions
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32. Use Presentation Slides Effectively
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33. End Strong
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34. Reinforce Three Times, Three Times, Three Times
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35. Recycle Your Own Work
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36. Use What Works and Reuse to Meet Your Needs
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37. Set Your Stage Story
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38. Know That Less Is More
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39. Make Writing a Habit
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40. Give Numbers Context
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41. Let the Speech Breathe
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42. Tell the Audience What You Just Told Them
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43. The Audience / Look Each Audience Member in the Eye
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44. Project Your Voice
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45. Appeal to Audience Interests
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46. Make the Speech About Them, Not You
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47. Appreciate the Audience’s Diversity and Differences
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48. Know What They Want
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49. Be an Attentive Audience Yourself
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50. Work On Your Um, Ya Know Filler Words
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51. Engage Your Audience
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52. Have an Individual Conversation With the Whole Audience
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53. Reduce Personal Distractions
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54. Make the Message Stick
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55. Don’t Talk About Your Bad Day
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56. Avoid Side Comments
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57. Ideas and Presentation / Brainstorm: The Friends-and-Family Effect
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58. Keep a Notebook Nearby
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59. Research Your Material
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60. Be a Secret (Or Not so Secret) Admirer
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61. Practice: This Is Not an Option
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62. Be a Student of Yourself
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63. Practice Through to the End
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64. Practice With Distractions
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65. Write Out Key Points
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66. Add Value With Your Visual Aids
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67. Grab Attention With Your Opening
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68. Remember Audio-Visual Equipment Needs
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69. Manage Phone Presentations Well
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70. Test Your Speeches
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71. Use Pauses
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72. Interact With the Audience from the Beginning
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73. Control the Environment
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74. Minimize Distractions
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75. Find a Stage, Any Stage
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76. Get Evaluated
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77. Use Notes or Don’t
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78. Know Your Speech Rate
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79. Memorize the Speech or Don’t
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80. Listen Better
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81. Assume Nothing
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82. Avoid Cold Transitions
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83. Manage Q&A Basics
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84. Stir Emotion / Live in the Present
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85. Leave the Audience With the Upside
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86. Know the Difference Between Motivation and Inspiration
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87. Be Funny, Even Though I’m Not
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88. Look Around for Humor
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89. Find the Funny Soon
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90. Let the Audience Know It’s Okay to Laugh
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91. Exude Energy: It's Contagious
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92. Be Sincere: It Means More Than Words
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93. Emphasize Physical Aspects in the Speech
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94. Go Big
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95. Turn Off the Lights and Watch Them Snooze
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96. Share Emotions
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97. Personalize the Presentation
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98. Jump in Feet First
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99. Understand That Learning Is a Process, Not an Event
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100. Be Inspirational, Not Loud
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101. Use Quotations
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102. Move With Purpose
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103. Use Your Voice as a Tool
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104. Keep It Simple
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105. Share Your Vulnerability
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106. References
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107. Acknowledgements
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108. About the Author (feat. Jerry Lyden)
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109. Copyright & Additional Information (feat. Jerry Lyden)
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Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This practical guide will share concise methods to overcome anxiety, relate to any audience, develop an effective presentation, make your message count, and stir emotion. The tips and techniques are bite-sized nuggets that will resonate with speakers of all levels—from those wanting to survive a speech to professionals needing reinforcement to hone their craft. Building off the fundamentals of public speaking and presentation skills, this guide offers a practicality that will stand the test of time. Readers will see that effective public speaking has more to do with confidence than communication skills. Public speaking is everywhere, not just at a podium, and successful public speaking skills can be developed with easy-to-follow steps. Readers will find that their own success, both personal and professional, is directly related to their ability to communicate effectively. Using personal examples of his triumphs and lessons learned, Tom shares his journey to get past the emotion of fear that has gripped everyone at some time in their lives when they stared into a crowd. The techniques included will build the confidence to not just survive one moment, but teach you to play to your own strengths and enjoy a lifetime of effective communication, strong leadership, and lasting personal relationships. Most people already have the groundwork to be a great public speaker. "From Fear to Success" maneuvers past your trepidations into a new world of self-assurance to build upon this foundation.

Author and Narrator Bio:
Tom has more than 23 years of experience in the financial industry in management and leadership roles, and runs his own business, Thomas Dowd Professional Development & Coaching, LLC. As a speaker, author, trainer and coach, he helps people creatively find ways to differentiate themselves in the workplace and to find their individual paths toward success. The company tagline is: “Transform into who you really want to be professionally.”

Starting in 2008, Tom was the vice president of education for Dirigo Toastmasters Club in Belfast. He is now a member of the Kennebec Valley Toastmasters Club. Toastmasters International is a supportive learning environment of more than 270,000 members worldwide looking to improve communication and leadership skills. Tom holds advanced communication and advanced leadership certifications with Toastmasters International, including High Performance Leadership certification. In November 2011, Tom was selected as the District 45 Toastmaster of Year, which represents more than 100 clubs in the states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and the three Eastern Canadian Provinces of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Tom has also exhibited consistent success when competing at the division (state level equivalent) and district levels in Toastmasters speech contests, which include humorous, inspirational, impromptu and evaluation events. He is the two-time reigning Table Topics (Impromptu) District 45 Champion (2012 & 2013).

Tom developed a series of management presentations into a speaking program called "Powerful Professional Transformation: Unleashing Leadership." The speaking engagements turned into his first two books. Published in September 2012, both books have since garnered recognition in the business field. "The Transformation of a Doubting Thomas: Growing from a Cynic to a Professional in the Corporate World," a book detailing Tom’s own professional growth based on lessons learned in his career, received honorable mention in the business category at the 2012 New England Book Festival, while "From Fear to Success: a Practical Public Speaking Guide" received the Gold Medal in the Business Reference category at the 2013 Axiom Book Awards, Honorable Mention at the 2013 New York Book Festival, and Honorable Mention at the 2013 Paris Book Festival.

Tom graduated from the University of Delaware in 1990 with a Communication degree, concentrating on interpersonal and organizational communication.




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