NEW BOOK: Fearless Speaking & Author Interview

June 20, 2014 1 Comment »

If you’re an adult, in most cases you’ve been in either one situation or another:

a. You’ve been made to speak in front of a group of people about a topic or

b. You’ve had the opportunity to speak in front of a group of people about a topic

Even though one is usually “forced” both situations for some people can be very frightening.

I remember in high school and college when I would be required to present a project or give a speech I would always have butterflies floating around in my stomach. Some presentations would be successful (in my mind at least), and others would crash and burn. As I spoke more and more in front of people I felt a little more comfortable, but depending on the situation, topic, preparedness of my speeches I still have moments where I feel I shine and others…well….not.so.much.

If you’ve ever felt this way {I know I’m not alone}, never fear! Dr. Genard has recently published his fully self-guided book on overcoming stage fright, Fearless Speaking.

Fearless Speaking Book Interview

This book comes with over 50 practical tips and tricks, along with other knowledge to set you free from a fear of public speaking, or at least get you on the right path.

Here are some answers from Dr. Genard himself regarding the topic of conquering stage fright and fear of public speaking:

Can your book help with all types of speaking opportunities?

Absolutely! Any speaking application can bene”t from the techniques in Fearless Speaking. Whether it’s situational anxiety that comes from talking to your boss, to high-profile appearances such as delivering a major address, appearing on television, or being interviewed by the New York Times, the Fearless Speaking System will help you stay poised and professional. After all, giving a toast at a wedding or impressing someone you’re on a date with requires you to come across honestly and credibly, while being at your very best!

Why did you write this book?

I wrote Fearless Speaking because I believe it’s time to start dealing head-on with the fear of public speaking. It’s an enormous problem in our society. The best figure we have is that between 56% and 70% of us suffer from some form of speech anxiety. That means that in the U.S. alone, millions of Americans suffer from a phobia that negatively impacts their lives. There are hundreds of books on public speaking, but only a handful address the actual fear of public speaking—and none of them spend more than a few chapters on the topic.

Who is Fearless Speaking meant to benefit?

This book is for anyone—and I really mean that literally—who has jitters, nervousness, anxiety, or self-doubt concerning their speaking skills. Some people only get butterflies, of course, while others suffer full-blown panic attacks. This book is for any one of those speakers.

Fearless Speaking really provides a practical toolbox of hands-on skills that can be applied in any speaking situation from interpersonal communications to presentations to formal speeches. It empowers people to focus on the task at hand so they can speak with confidence, comfort, and control.

In fact, the book could have been titled “Speak with Confidence.” Learning how to speak fearlessly allows you to regain your momentum, pursue opportunities you’ve been avoiding, and reconnect with the world personally and professionally.

About the Author: Dr. Genard brings decades of experience as an actor, teacher, and speech coach to helping clients conquer their stage fright. With Fearless Speaking, you can learn the same performance-based techniques that form the basis of his in-depth fear reduction system. In fact, this book is the only fully self-guided approach to overcoming fear of public speaking inspired by the theater.

Interested in overcoming your fear of public speaking or know someone who might benefit from Dr. Genard’s tips and tricks?? Check out or Purchase Fearless Speaking on Amazon.com for more details. {I do not receive any compensation for this link, just providing it so you don’t have to do an additional search.}

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  1. K. Elizabeth @YUMMommy June 20, 2014 at 8:23 PM - Reply

    Speaking in front of people can definitely be terrifying. In college I took a public speaking class to help me get more comfortable with speaking in front of crowds. I will definitely have to check this book out because it’s always nice to brush up on other tips and tricks as well.

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