Public Speaking Is Not Optional

You and I can become better public speakers regardless of our profession or business. Public speaking is not limited to professional speakers, trainers, teachers, priests, pastors, preachers, professors and politicians. It is a mistake to forget about public speaking if you are not one of them. It is also a mistake to forget about public speaking once you become one of them.

You and I need to hone our public speaking skills no matter what we do in life.

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All of us – at certain points in our lives – have spoken and will speak or present in various occasions for several reasons. So even if you are not a speaker by profession, public speaking is for you. And if you speak or present regularly as part of who you are and what you do, this public speaking definitely is also for you.

It may sound grandiose, but it is my aim to help build a better community through better presentations and speeches every time a speaker or presenter takes the stage.

It is with this aspiration that I am writing a book called SPEAK: How to Craft and Deliver a Speech or Presentation with Competence and Confidence which will be launched on September 1 in Baguio City. I invite you to join us as we journey together to build a better community, a better country one better public speaker and presenter at a time.

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This book aims to help you gain the knowledge and skills, the competence and confidence to craft and deliver speeches and presentations.


Chapter 1 discusses the importance of developing your communication and public speaking skills.

Chapter 2 shares my story and that of other people who transformed from somebody who was shy or not-so competent in speaking in public to someone who speaks with competence and confidence.

Chapter 3 gives an overview of the framework of crafting and delivering a speech or presentation; each part will have a focused discussion in the succeeding chapters.

Chapter 4 presents the areas to be considered when crafting your speech content: how to aim your presentation, how to support it, and how to write it.

Chapter 5 reveals patterns and purposes of the different ways to structure your presentation.

Chapter 6 provides you tools in delivering your presentation powerfully.

Chapter 7 focuses on how you will be able to connect with your audience not just during your presentation but even as you prepare it.

Chapters 8 and 9 support your aspiration to build competence and confidence.

And Chapter 10 will challenge you into something higher.

You are in for a treat. Come and join us for a Public Speaking Seminar and Book Launch on September 1, 1-5pm. Registration is now open with the Discounted Rate of P597 (until August 31; Walk in Rate is P650). Sign up now at Your registration entitles you to a seat to the seminar, snacks, certificate, and a FREE copy of the book. Register now before it goes up to a higher price. For inquiries, you may text us at 0945-761-6577.

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(Chris Dao-anis, CPA, DTM is a communication & leadership trainer, inspirational speaker, and author. SPEAK: How to Craft and Deliver a Speech or Presentation is his fourth book.)

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