Introduction to As We Speak by Peter Meyers
As We Speak
Available July 26, 2011 from Atria Books.
Whether you’re talking to one person or a thousand, your ability to create change in the world is determined by the way in which you express your ideas. Nothing will accelerate your career faster than developing your ability to communicate—and nothing will handicap you more than a failure to do so.
In As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have it Stick, Peter Meyers and Shann Nix, two of the world’s most sought-after communication consultants, present a revolutionary, empowering guide to public speaking. This is a practical how-to guide that will enable you to become a more effective, persuasive communicator in all areas of life.
Inspired by Peter Meyers’ work at his successful consulting firm, Stand & Deliver Group, which coaches politicians, diplomats, and top executives at Fortune 500 companies such as Nestlé, Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard, ING, and PG&E, as well as his experience as an actor and theater director, As We Speak explores the reasons that you are biologically hard-wired to fail when you speak in public — and shows how to overcome these barriers in order to succeed.
“Whether you are a seasoned speaker or a novice, the advice here will carry you to the next level, helping you make authentic audience connections, deliver relevant messages, and become a better communicator overall. This book truly helps one master the moment in all kinds of speaking situations.”
—Governor Jack A. Markell
“This career-changing book will enable you to overcome your fears and limitations, making you a far more effective speaker and inspiring leader of your team, your company or your country. Their high-impact strategies have been transformational for me. Simply put, it’s the single best guide to public speaking you’ll ever read.”
—Jon Cowan, president, Third Way, and former chief of staff of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
“The key to being a good coach is good communication. For coaches, leaders, teachers, or parents, this book will help motivate people to be the best they can be.”
—Ronnie Lott, NFL Hall of Famer and sports announcer
“Effective communication is critical to success in virtually everything we do. As We Speak provides a fresh look and unique perspective that will prove valuable to anyone who needs to improve their communications skills, which is to say, basically … all of us!”
—Thomas Rowe, CEO, California State Compensation Insurance Fund
“This book is a how-to guide for creating a connection with one person or a thousand. Peter and Shann helped shift my interactions from talking to communicating. Their advice can help you transform your message so it will be received and appreciated.”
—Mike Latham, global head of iShares
If you you’ve already purchased As We Speak, you can download supplemental materials here.