Fri, 19 September 2014
Many people fear public speaking more than death. Most wish they could do it bettter, or at least avoid the sweating, stuttering jitters that plague them before any presentation or speech.
Vikas Jhingran has been there. He was so poor at speaking in public that his supervisor wouldnt let him make presentations to clients-even though he had done all the work
Surprisingly, few professional speakers and presenters understand speeches or presentations at a fundamental level. Their overly prescriptive approach actually ends up confusing the speech and the tools that are used to deliver it, instead of connecting with the essential part of speaking- that which engages listeners with the message and the emotions that go with it.
On todays show we were joined by Author, Vikas Gopal Jhingran. We discussed his new book Emote: Using Emotion to Make Your Message Memorable.
Vikas Gopal Jhingran is an MIT-trained engineer and researcher who used to suffer from poor speaking skills, due in part to being both an introvert and an immigrant. He studied public speaking to impove in this area and eventually won the Toastmasters 2007 World Championship of Public Speaking, the first East Indian and only the 2nd Asian to do so in the 80-year history of the competition. He lives with his wife and two sons in Houston, Texas.
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