7 Simple Mind-shifts that Transform Introverted Authors into Dynamic Speakers
Building a platform for promoting a book is vital to its success, but the most important element of your writer’s platform is you.
This session provides mind-shifts, and a few simple skills that even the most introverted writer can employ to be a more dynamic, engaging public speaker. Whether you’re just a little nervous or downright phobic about public speaking, it pays for writers to develop the ability to speak about their book or subject with confidence, passion, and sincerity to a single listener or an audience of hundreds. Build your platform? Certainly. But be sure to remember that you’re the one who is going to be standing on it.
In this session participants will:
- Learn simple mental shifts and instantly applicable skills to transform author events, readings, and talks from “presentations” to “conversations” where listeners feel connected, engaged, and eager to hear more
- Gain understanding about why people attend author events, and how to give them more than they came for
- Learn to utilize what we already know about writing stories, and bring that knowledge to the microphone in order to captivate listeners
- Learn tips for presenting via ZOOM or other virtual platforms that will instantly improve your “virtual” presence.
When: May 7 at 12pm PT
Where: Zoom (link provided via email when you register)
Betsy Graziani Fasbinder is an award-winning author, a licensed psychotherapist, and an in-demand communications trainer. She has coached public speaking for the reluctant and the downright phobic in Fortune 500 companies throughout the U.S. and abroad. She coaches others to conquer their stage fears, connect to listeners, and never again allow a fear of public speaking to be an obstacle.
Betsy overcame her own terror of public speaking by learning a set of simple techniques. She now shares these skills with writers and other creatives, helping them to inform, entertain, influence, and inspire audiences of any size. Betsy is the author of a debut novel, Fire & Water (2013) Her memoir, Filling Her Shoes: A Memoir of an Inherited Family, (2017) was honored with a an IPPY Gold Medal, and a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. Her newest book From Page to Stage: Inspiration, Tools, and Public Speaking Tips for Writers received a Booklist Starred Review.