In a business world where we are told that time is money, the real currency is communicating clearly at a poised and measured pace. Better Business Speech: Techniques, Tricks, and Shortcuts for Public Speaking at Work by Paul Geiger focuses on the challenges of being a strong communicator in a range of business settings.
It begins with the basic premise that all speaking for business is public speaking. Therefore, these are the communication scenarios where any lack of confidence in speech ability will be magnified. The obstacles that stand in the way of successful meetings, presentations, networking events, job interviews, and sales calls are all clearly described. Seasoned speech coach Paul Geiger offers tricks, techniques, and shortcuts that all seem shockingly simplistic; but it is the retraining of the mind and body that is the hard part. He details practical daily exercises that lead to better speech habits and addresses the causes of ineffective speech pattern in both personal and business settings. The physical and mental aspects of speech are explored in the context of forming a strong speech technique foundation that never loses sight of the importance of always sounding authentic. By offering action steps and helpful online tutorials, Geiger provides readers with the tools necessary to make lasting changes that will enhance speaking skills in all facets of business life.
Meet the Author
Paul Geiger, the founder of Public Speaking Advantage, has spent the past decade as a NYC speech coach specializing in effective business communications. Paul has consulted with over 3000 executives helping them improve their clarity and delivery when under pressure. Companies like Viacom, Google, Citi, Twitter, Bloomberg, NBC News, and Nasdaq look to Paul for presentation and public speaking advice, and leadership training.
His latest book, “Better Business Speech: Techniques, Tricks, and Shortcuts For Public Speaking at Work” incorporates Paul’s unique journey and perspectives as a media consultant, live event host, comedy writer, and executive coach. The advice and exercises in the book cover best practices for meetings, presentations, and sales calls, and offer insights into mitigating public speaking anxiety.
Paul has also enjoyed a parallel career as a voice artist and as a performer. His radio and television voiceover clients include Mazda, Capital One and Mercedes Benz. Paul’s live and on camera performances have promoted such companies as Oracle, Coldwell Banker and Bacardi International. He is a regular contributor to the website Vocal Articles.
Paul is currently the president and CEO of Public Speaking Advantage. PSA’s curriculum focuses on soft skills, management, and executive leadership training for groups and individuals.
“Paul Geiger has assembled an essential rule book, and tool book, for anyone wishing to improve their communication skills. He writes with clarity, directness, and authority. Exactly the way this book can help you learn to speak.”
“For someone who’s about to speak at a conference or make a presentation and is already starting to sweat, Better Business Speech is a lifesaver of a book. Filled with an insider’s wisdom and empathetic perspective, it will help you gain courage as you step into the spotlight.”
“Paul Geiger’s Better Business Speech might just be more valuable than your MBA! This book should make it from every college dorm room nightstand, to every interviewees’ purse, to the personal bookshelf of every CEO’s top floor office.”
“This renown NYC vocal coach, Paul Geiger, in Better Business Speech offers practical methods for increasing vocal effectiveness. The practice materials when mastered will help speakers sound like they know what they are talking about.”
“Better Business Speech will take your speech at work from serviceable to extraordinary. Paul Geiger is one of the few coaches whose knowledge of vocal anatomy is on par with his understanding of office politics. This book covers everything you need to know!”