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As You Begin the New Year

What are the three things that you need to do as you begin the new year?

Number one: Review. Billy Wilder said, “Hindsight is always 20-20.” That means you can see it very clearly. WIlder, one of the best filmmakers of all time, is encouraging us to look back and review what happened.

 

What were your activities last year?

 

What were your behaviors in certain situations – when you were happy, when you were irritated, when you were encountering problems, when challenges were coming, or when successes were being celebrated?

 

What were your choices? What did you choose to do and not do? How did you decide on certain things?

 

My friend, I am encouraging you right now to look back and review what were your activities, how did you behave in certain instances, and what were your choices.

 

In other words, what did you do? Review them.

 

Number two: Reflect. Andy Stanley said, “Experience does not make you wiser. It is evaluated experience that makes you wiser.” That is the importance of reflection. As you review, you reflect and evaluate.

 

To evaluate, you may ask these two questions: What went well? What can be improved? In other words, you ask yourself, “What did I learn?”

 

“If those were my activities, if those where my behaviors, if those were my choices, what went well and what can be improved?”

 

Number three: Recast. Alex Morgan said, “Dream big because dreams do happen.” This Olympic gold medalist is encouraging us to dream big and to recast our dreams, our visions, our goals, our plans.

 

How do you see yourself in the coming year? What are your goals in the next three months, in the next six months, and in the next twelve months?

 

What do you want to accomplish? What do you want to experience? What are the emotions you want to feel? What are the things that you want to do?

 

What are your plans? What are the activities that you need to do to accomplish those goals?

 

What do you have to do?

 

As you begin the new year, consider these three actions: review, reflect, and recast. I hope these would help you have a more meaningful welcoming of this year. And as you bid goodbye to the year that just ended, you’ll make it count – not just with the things that you have accomplished but also of the person that you have become.

 

A blessed 2019!

 

(Chris Dao-anis, CPA, DTM is a communication and leadership trainer, inspirational speaker, and author of 4 books. His latest book ‘SPEAK: How to Craft and Deliver a Speech or Presentation’ is available at Mt. Cloud Bookshop, Casa Vallejo, Upper Session Road, Baguio City. You can register to his workshop ‘SPEAK 2.0: Boost Your Confidence in Public Speaking’ at http://bit.ly/SpeakBaguio, or enroll in his Speaker’s Course at http://bit.ly/speakerscourseph and avail of tons of bonuses. For speaking invitations, you may email him at info@chrisdaoanis.com or text 0945-761-6577.)

 

Is there something in your life that is UNDER CONSTRUCTION?

Is there something in your life that is ‘under construction’?

Last Sunday, I went to Kibungan to give a recollection to the Catholic community in Masala, Madaymen. It was wonderful to visit that place once again after 10 years.

 

Upon arrival, I noticed that the front part of the chapel is being constructed. What you see in front is not a beautiful sanctuary or altar but scaffoldings. What you see is not something that can easily draw you into a moment of reflection and prayer. It was rather something that will make you ask questions like, “What are they doing here? When is this going to be finished?”

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But amidst that sight and stage, the community continues to gather in that place. They gather to work on it. They gather to pray and worship God in that place. While the sanctuary is under construction, they continue to go there, to work, and to pray.

 

And that is such an amazing sight to reflect upon. Because life or success or goals are often ‘under construction’. Sometimes, you may feel that the goal is not within reach yet. Or sometimes, it is difficult to pray and worship because what see and feel is not really what you would want to see and feel in that certain stage. But just like that community, may we continue to go, to work, and to pray.

 

The year is about to end and a new one is about to begin. How are doing with your life goals? Have you achieved them or is it ‘under construction’?

 

Perhaps, you have achieved some. Maybe, you have accomplished many. But you know that life is somewhat always ‘under construction’? Even then, we shall continue to go, to work, and to pray.

 

Because we know, that if we persevere, something beautiful will come. Something magnificent will happen. Something good and great will emerge. In due time.

 

My friend, what is ‘under construction’ in your life?

 

Just keep at it. Keep working on it. Keep praying about it.

 

As it is written, “He makes all things beautiful in his time.”
(Chris Dao-anis, CPA, DTM is a communication and leadership trainer, inspirational speaker, and author of 4 books. His latest book ‘SPEAK: How to Craft and Deliver a Speech or Presentation’ is available at Mt. Cloud Bookshop, Casa Vallejo, Upper Session Road, Baguio City. You can register to his workshop ‘SPEAK 2.0: Boost Your Confidence in Public Speaking’ at http://bit.ly/SpeakBaguio, or enroll in his Speaker’s Course at http://bit.ly/speakerscourseph and avail of tons of bonuses. For speaking invitations, you may email him at info@chrisdaoanis.com or text 0945-761-6577.)

Be Intentional with Your Growth

Growth does not just happen. You have to make it happen. You have to make it happen with intention.

At the beginning of the year, I set some goals. One of the goals I have is to grow in my marketing skills along with my writing and speaking skills. I learned that no matter how good my ideas and insights are, if I do not know how to communicate them to people, it will be useless. No matter how good my books are, if I do not know how to package and present them to people who need it, it will be useless. No matter how good my talks and trainings are, if I am not getting on the right stages to speak and share them, it will be useless.

I had to begin with the intention to grow in these areas. Today, I say that I have grown and I know I am still a beginner in the area of marketing but I have started my journey. It started with the intention, followed by small repeated actions. I told myself, “I should learn more about this and this and this.” And so I read books and listened to the experts. Then whatever learning that I absorbed, I did my best to pick one idea and implement it. One more idea and implement it. One more idea and implement it. I know I still have a long, long way to go. But my friend, I have started to gain the benefits. As I do this, I am also bringing value to more people – to more book readers, to more audiences, to more training participants.

I believe you have goals, too. You want to grow in certain areas of your life. And you know that growth does not just happen by waiting for it to happen. You have to go for it.

Today, let me remind you revisit that intention. Let that intention to grow be reinvigorated. May you generate that burning desire once again in your heart to grow in that field you chose. As you do this, may you follow it through with the needed small repeated actions. Go and learn from those people who have grown in the area where you want to grow in. If there is a way to accelerate  your growth, this is the way.

What were your growth goals this year? It’s almost the end of the year and another year is about to start. You may have gone slow in some areas of your growth process. But you do not have to leave it that way. Because every day is a chance to write your story of growth. Set that intention once again. And let that push you to do the required small repeated actions that will bring you to where you want to be, to where you want to go.

Let me repeat, be intentional with your growth!

 

Speak a message, spark inspiration, spur action!

Chris Dao-anis

 

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So You Have Dreams, Now What?

Do you have a dream? Do have that great aspiration – you even call it big, hairy, and audacious dream? Do you have it? Yes, so what do you do now?

Let me offer three prescriptions for you today: declare, do, and deliver.

First, declare. There was a blind beggar named Bartimaeus. Because he is blind, he wanted to see again. That’s his dream. One day, while he was sitting by the road, there was a large crowd passing by. When he heard that it was Jesus, the Healer (who made the blind see), he began to shout, “Jesus! Son of David! Have mercy on me!”

At that moment, you can see a man of faith declaring what he wanted. He shouted. He pleaded. You can boldly declare your dream, too. But be ready because when you declare your dreams, there will be hushers who will try to scold you, silent you, or even ridicule you. When the blind Bartimaeus started shouting, many of the people scolded him and told him to be quiet. But he shouted even more loudly.

How do you respond when there are hushers around you? Do you stop or do you persevere?

Here’s what happened next: Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called the blind man. “Cheer up!” They said. “Get up, he is calling you.”

In the midst of hushers are the right people. When you persevere, the right people will notice you. And guess what? When the right people start noticing you, even the hushers will become cheerers of you. They may even be the ones who will bring you the news to you.

Declare your dreams and declare them boldly. Expect hushers. Persevere.

Second, do. The story did not end there and so is the requirement to our dreams. To declare them is not enough.

Let’s continue the story: When they called him, he threw off his cloak, jumped up, and came to Jesus. In this particular scene, you see a series of actions being done. Bartimaeus was doing the required action.

He threw off his cloak – this can symbolize putting away wrong habits, negative mindset, past programs that are not benefiting you anymore. He jumped up – this shows us that we need to exert effort toward our dreams and we do not just limp or walk slowly, we jump! And came to Jesus – this signifies that when we take action, we have to move to the right direction to our dream, guided and grounded by our our values, our character, and our faith.

As we do the required action, expect that we will be tested. It is in these tests that we get clearer with what we really want.

The story continues: “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. “Teacher,” the blind man answered, “I want to see again.”

While it may be obvious what he wanted, he had to be asked and he had to answer – what he really wanted.

In our course of implementing our plans to achieve our dreams, we will be challenged. Clarity in what you want will help your persevere instead of surrender.

Do what you need to do. And respond accordingly to tests and trials.

Third, deliver. When you do these steps, the results will come in due time. This is what happened to blind beggar Bartimaeus: “Go,” Jesus told him, “your faith has made you well.” At once he was able to see…”

The outcome that you wanted will be delivered to you in due season. You just have to do your part — in declaring and doing what is required in the name of faith.

But once the outcome is delivered to you, it is your turn to respond and deliver. The story of Bartimaeus closes, “At once he was able to see and followed Jesus on the road.”

I am not a theologian but here’s my guess: when he followed Jesus, he started listening to Him, observing what He does, and shared to other people what he experienced. He started delivering to others as well.

 

Three simple actions: declare, do, and deliver. But the results are immense. Do these things in the name of faith. In due time, you will be able to achieve those big, hairy, audacious dreams of yours.

 

Now that I delivered these powerful prescriptions, it’s your turn to deliver some results in your life and to the people around you. Declare. Do. Deliver. [Story taken from Mark 10:46-52 TEV]

 

(In your pursuit of dreams, you cannot evade the requirement to speak in public. Public speaking is inevitable. Include public speaking in your area of action. Join us at the SPEAK 2.0 on December 8 [1-5pm] in Baguio City; you will also receive a FREE copy of Chris Dao-anis’ latest book ‘SPEAK: How to Craft and Deliver a Speech or Presentation w/ competence & confidence’. Register online at http://bit.ly/SpeakBaguio or text your name and email address to 0945-761-6577. Certificates and snacks will be provided. Walk in rate is P850; discounted rate of P750 ends on Dec 5. So grab your seats now at http://bit.ly/SpeakBaguio)

When Preparing a Speech or Presentation

Were you asked to give a speech or presentation but do not seem to know where and how to start? Or are you expecting to be invited to give a talk one of these days but you do not know how to go about it when it comes? Or is speaking part of your job and you always struggle everytime you think about it because you know you have to prepare but do not know what to prepare?

In today’s article, let me share with you three important things you need to consider when preparing a speech or presentation.

One, target. In everything that you do, there has to be a target. In every speech or presentation you give, you have to identify your purpose. That is your target. Do you want to inform the audience about something? Do you want to inspire them and give a message of hope? Do you want to persuade them to adopt a proposal or agree with your position? Or do you simply want to entertain them? Once you are clear with your purpose or target, it will be easier to prepare your presentation.  

Two, treasure. A speech or presentation is like a gift you will give to your audience. In that gift, there has to be a treasure. What is it going to be? What is the message you want them to remember? If you want to inform your audience, what are the things you want to inform them with? Is it going to be the ‘7 Keys to Achieve Your Aspirations,’ ‘3 Steps to File Your Leave,’ or ‘The Different Kinds of Investments.’ The treasure should be very clear and stated in one sentence. If it is not clear and cannot be stated briefly, then there is no speech yet. Keep working on it until the treasure is crystal clear.

Three, time. Know how much time is allotted to you. This is equally important. You might miss your target if you do not know how to use the time given to you wisely. The audience might forget the treasure you give them because you disrespected them by going way overtime. Anything that is too much is too much. So if you are given 5 minutes, please do not spend 50 minutes. If you are given 45 minutes, please do not just spend 4 minutes. If you are given 2 hours, please do not spend 3 hours. Know your time allotment and strive to stay within it. Time is also of the essence in delivering a speech.

There you have it! When giving a speech or presentation, remember these three and you already have the essentials to begin with. Start with your target. State your treasure. And stick within your time allotment.

Your audience will thank you for doing these.

Speak a message, spur inspiration, and spur action!

Chris Dao-anis

 

(Do you want to learn more more about public speaking? Attend the SPEAK 2.0 on December 8 [1-5pm] in Baguio City. When you attend the seminar, you will also receive a FREE copy of Chris Dao-anis’ latest book ‘SPEAK: How to Craft and Deliver a Speech or Presentation w/ competence & confidence’. Register now at bit.ly/SpeakBaguio or text your name and email address to 0945-761-6577. Certificates and snacks will be provided.)  

Bet On What

One morning, John went to a horse race.

He was intently observing the horses before the race started. He saw something strange – a priest approached one of the horses, laid his hand on its head for a few seconds, and walked away.

Then the race began! And he saw something strange – that horse ran swiftly and won the race.

John whispered to himself, “Hmmm the priest’s blessing is effective.”

Another race was about to begin. He saw again that the priest approached one of the horses, laid his hand on its head for a few seconds, and walked away. And that horse ran swiftly and won the race.

John whispered again to himself, “Hmmm the priest’s blessing is really effective.”

Then the third race was about to begin. He saw that the priest approached a strange-looking horse, laid his hand on its head for a few seconds, and walked away.

John knew what to do. He ran swiftly to the betting window, pulled out his wallet, and gave all the money he had to bet on that particular horse.

When the race began, he saw something strange – that horse was the last to go out. After a few strides, the horse started limping. After a few more strides, the horse fell to its knees. After that, the horse dropped dead.

John was shocked. He almost fainted.

He approached the priest and asked, “Father, what happened? Why did the horse die? Did you not bless it?”

The priest replied, “Yes, I blessed him. But that was the last sacrament – the anointing of the sick.”

Lesson 1: Do not bet on random chance, bet on right chances. Last October 14, two people won the P1.18B lotto jackpot, the biggest in lotto history in the country. That was huge! But I am not encouraging you to bet on lotto. In fact, I discourage it. A financial expert once said, “Your chance of winning the lottery is even less than your chance of getting hit by lightning twice on the same place.” So, instead of betting on a horse race or betting on a lottery, bet on consistent right actions – work hard on the right projects, save and invest regularly on right channels. Friend, bet on right chances.

Lesson 2: Do not bet on something without understanding it. Some people put their money on something they do not understand; as a result, they lose it. Some people proceed on projects without understanding the proper purpose; as a result, they do not persevere when times get tough. Some people do not take the time to learn about that they do, who they are, and what their values are; as a result, they get easily swayed by false and misleading arguments. Friend, understand what you are betting on.

Lesson 3: Do not bet on anything other than goodness. To bet is to risk something on the basis of the outcome of a future event. If we have to bet on something in this world, then let us bet on goodness. Let us bet on good works. To bet is to put faith on something. In times of success and struggle, let us keep our bet on the right One, let us keep our Faith in our Lord, our Savior, our Provider.  Friend, that would be the best bet.

 

Speak a message, spark inspiration, spur action!

Chris Dao-anis

 

(Here’s another good thing you can ‘bet’ on to enhance your public speaking skills. Chris Dao-anis, CPA, DTM – a communication and leadership trainer, inspirational speaker, and author of 4 books – will be conducting a public speaking seminar [SPEAK 2.0] on December 8 in Baguio City. Participants of this seminar will receive a FREE copy of his latest book ‘SPEAK: How to Craft and Deliver a Speech or Presentation w/ competence & confidence’. Register now at bit.ly/SpeakBaguio or text your name and email address to 0945-761-6577.)

The Overarching Ingredient

Last week, we talked about the four relevant concepts in leadership – the concepts of creativity, compounding, clarity, and collaboration. We were reminded to embrace our own creativity and the creativity of other people. And because the power of compounding takes time, we are called to keep on planting and hold on to the visions, to the dreams, and to the plans we have. In all these, clarity is very important because clarity is power. Finally, we are called to collaborate not to compete.

These four concepts are crucial to consider as we respond to the challenge of leadership. But there is an overarching ingredient that is so essential and can never be ignored – the ingredient of communication. James Humes said, “The art of communication is the language of leadership.”

When casting the vision, when sharing the plan, when setting expectations, the leader must communicate clearly to his constituents. In every interaction, communication is the leader’s most crucial tool.

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To use this more effectively, you and I, as leaders, must relearn the elements of communication. There are several of them but let us focus on just three for today: context, channel, and response.

First, context. Context is the setting or situation in which the communication takes place.

In what context are you operating in? What is the occasion? What is needed? Is there a problem that must be solved? Is there a concern that must be addressed immediately? Are there things the listener needs to be reminded of? What is the intention of conveying the message? What is the expected response?

Any message should be relayed with due consideration of the context. Most often, the message gets lost because the context was ignored.

Second, channel. The channel, also called  medium, is the means by which the message is transmitted or conveyed.

What is the best channel to convey the message? Is it going to be written, spoken, or both? Is it going to be face-to-face or via phone call? Is it going to be sent through email or sms?

It is best to choose the most appropriate channel when sending a message. Misunderstanding may arise and even escalate due to wrong choice of channel.

Third, response. Response is the feedback given by the listener (receiver) to the speaker (sender).

Upon conveying the message, what was the response given? Did they say yes or no? Did they understand what you told them? How positive are they in their response? Did they agree with you or was there a sign of disagreement?

I learned that communication is the response you get. Communication is not equal to conveying the message without receiving any response.

Context, channel, and response – these are essential elements we are being reminded of today. As leaders and communicators, we must bear in mind that communication is the overarching ingredient in leadership; for this ingredient to be used effectively, we must communicate with due consideration of the context, right choice of channel, and alertness to receive the listener’s response.

Dear leader, how are you communicating effectively in your company or organization?

Speak a message, spark inspiration, and spur action!

Chris Dao-anis

(Chris Dao-anis, CPA, DTM is a communication & leadership trainer, inspirational speaker, and author of four books. For training or speaking invitations, email him at info@chrisdaoanis.com. Get a free video training on public speaking at bit.ly/freetrainingps. Register to the Growth Summit and get your tickets at its lowest at bit.ly/growthsummitph.)  

Learning about Leadership

Leadership learning is a continuous process. The more you learn leadership lessons, the more you find out there is more to learn. Hence, we are called to continue learning about leadership wherever we are, whatever we do.

There a lot of learning opportunities. One area of leadership learning I have is in what I do as a professional speaker, trainer, author, and seminar leader. When appropriate and aligned, I would combine my personal professional projects with my personal Toastmasters projects. One of these was my project to write and publish a public speaking book which I used as my Pathways High Performance Leadership (HPL) project. (Pathways is the new educational program in Toastmasters, and HPL is one of the Level 5 projects.)

With the help of my team and with God’s grace, we had a successful seminar and book launch last September 1. (SPEAK: How to Craft and Deliver a Speech or Presentation with Competence and Confidence)

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Through the years and with this recent project I had, I learned about four concepts that are relevant in leadership. These concepts must be understood, appreciated, and applied in our leadership journey.

First, the concept of creativity. Each person is creative and we are called to create things of beauty, things of value. Yes, all of us. I say this because nobody has a monopoly of creativity, of ideas.

Let us not be bound by the thinking that only a few are creative. At first, I had this misconception that only the painters, graphic artists, dancers and the like are creative. I was wrong. There are many forms of art and there are many forms of creativity.

Let us also not be bounded by the thinking that when others did something seemingly similar, you can no longer do what is yours. I have been contemplating about writing a book on public speaking and on confidence. A couple of months ago, my friend released her book on conquering stage fright while another friend is now writing one on speech communication. I asked myself, “Will I still write mine? Isn’t this similar as theirs?” After some time, I knew the answer: I will still write mine because my content would be different, my approach would be different, my angle would be different. It turns out, these three books, and all other books on this subject are not going to compete with each other, but rather, they will complement each other.

Therefore, embrace your own creativity and the creativity of other people.

In writing my book SPEAK, I had to enlist editors (Maria Agnes and Alexis Avery Garcia) who cleaned the dirt in my manuscript,

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I requested a proofreader (Augustin Dao-anis) to fine comb the copy.

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I also realized we can create more art and value during the book launch with more people contributing their own individual content and creativity.

(I thank my event team: Lois Belingon for hosting the program; Russel Beligan for taking care of the sounds;

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Clar, Chaste and Genevie for manning the registration and book table;

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Dr. Sonja Chan, Andrea Cola, Jamie Yaneza, and Lois Belingon for being my panel speakers;

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my proofreader who also took photos; Hotel Veniz staff for the floor and stage setup; Occasions Party Needs Shop for the pillar balloons; my family for the support; and myVangie for being my event manager, marketing manager, and many other things.)

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If people saw creativity in the book and in the book launch, it is because of this team of creatives.

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Second, the concept of compounding. You may be thinking about the compounding interest of your investment that is growing through time. You are right. The power of compounding does not only apply to finances, it applies to other areas of life.

Be reminded that the power of compounding does not happen overnight, it happens over time. The thought of writing a public speaking book has been in my heart and mind years ago. But I am still happy that is was only now that I was able to do it because the learning I had through the years has been compounding and it will continue to grow even more in the years to come. My idea of SPEAK, of GROWTH Summit, and many other workshops has been with me all those years, planted in the my young heart and mind. With continuous learning and the power of compounding, those seeds are now slowly sprouting in their right times. There is more to my vision and I don’t know when it will be fulfilled but I know it will, most likely not by me alone.

Hence, keep on planting. Hold on to the visions, to the dreams, to the plans you have.

Third, the concept of clarity. Clarity is power. Be clear with your vision, be clear with your plans. Be clear with what you communicate. With the tight deadline we had in this project, I had to identify the specific dates when writing, editing, proofreading, and printing should be done.

Be clear with your expectations from your team.Last Saturday, before the book launch while we were having lunch, I had to give clear instructions to my registration team, emphasizing what needs to be prepared first.

Without clarity, there can be chaos. In my previous events in the past, while it was not that chaotic, there were several things that did not go as planned because I was assuming the team already knew what was expected of them. As the leader, I always have to remind myself of the importance of clarity.

All of these starts with a clear vision. But do not give up the vision if it seems unclear. Continuously clarify. The way to do it is to start implementing small portions of your grand plan. Because action breeds clarity.

Fourth, the concept of collaboration. Collaboration makes everyone win. We are called to collaborate not to compete. Again, nobody has the monopoly of creativity. What the other person will create shall complement the other person’s output.

But collaboration does not mean the journey will be smooth sailing. Some team members may not agree with you. But you can disagree without leading to disagreement. We can agree to disagree but we still are a team. We have one goal after all.   

Again, the concepts of creativity, compounding, clarity, and collaboration are relevant in leadership. May these concepts be made concrete in our choices, in what we do in our lives. We may fail and falter at times but such phase is not final. Let us continue, therefore, to sow seeds of leadership because some seeds will not grow, some may grow but may die after a while, while the rest will grow, flourish, and bear fruits.

Together, let us continue to learn about leadership.

 

Speak a message, spark inspiration, spur action!

Chris Dao-anis

(Chris Dao-anis, CPA, DTM is a communication & leadership trainer, inspirational speaker, and author. For training or speaking invitations, email him at info@chrisdaoanis.com.)  

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 www.chrisdaoanis.com/Speak. 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.)