In this concise guide book, co-authors Leila Witkin and Barbara Eubanks have combined their extensive backgrounds in the theatre, opera and television and their hands-on experience as respected coaches on both sides of the pond. An award-winning director and television producer in South Africa, Leila Witkin has worked with individuals, groups and corporations on three continents as an executive and personal coach. She lives in London and is a member of the UK Professional Speakers Association. In 2011 she was short-listed for the APCTC Specialist Coach of the Year Award.

A lifetime member of the New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA), Barbara Eubanks has performed leading roles in opera and musical theatre and taught vocal technique at the Manhattan School of Music and privately in New York City. Her students have performed in regional opera and music theatre, on Broadway and at the Metropolitan Opera.

In writing “UnAfraid, UnFrazzled & UnFrogettable” and in the creation of Freddie Frog, our loveable and all-too-human Amphibian Coach, this Practical Guide is structured to provide a comprehensive map to overcoming the fears associated with public speaking.

To this end, we have distilled our combined expertise in helping people achieve their goals in business, performing, presenting and public speaking.  Based on years of personal experience in the theatre, broadcast media, business and education, we share a unique perspective and offer our readers a helpful compilation of tips and techniques for dealing with stage fright and the fear of public speaking.

This is where you can find out how to:

  • Overcome your anxiety, self-consciousness, stage fright, and nerves and master Nature’s built-in fight or flight survival response.
  • Free your voice and develop fluidity, resonance, and inflexion in your presentations.
  • Develop a greater awareness of unspoken clues in other peoples’ body language and use powerful techniques to align your own body language effectively with your message.
  • Employ strong communication techniques for the best results in many different situations.

    Listen to the Song

  • I’ve taught communication for 32 years at Pace University.
    I often see that nerves adversely impact on a student’s performance.

    Your book UnAfraid, UnFrazzled and UnFROGettable is a wonderful resource for helping everyone to manage nervousness effectively.

    It also provides excellent advice for organizing and preparing an effective speech.

    Of particular value was the “expect the unexpected” section.
    This is something that most people don’t realize. They expect the technology WILL work. But often it doesn’t.

    Congratulations. You’ve made a real contribution to the literature in the field. Sincerely, Barbara M. Lerner Senior Adjunct Professor Pace University

    Barbara M. Lerner
    - Senior Adjunct Professor, Pace University
  • If you are worried about public speaking, or downright terrified to give it a try,
    then this book is a must read. It’s packed with simple to use strategies that can take the edge off
    and make you feel comfortable and confident in your speech.
    Dr. Topher Morrison
    - author of the best-selling book, Stop Chasing Perfection and Settle for Excellence
  • A splendid book surely provides all the tools you need to find your voice,
    overcome anxiety, and develop communication techniques to enthuse your audience.

    A special frog will make your journey to deal with stage fright or just enhance your ability
    to speak in public unfrogettable.
    A delightful and rich account of the science of speaking in public;
    extremely effective, original and good for the muscles of the soul!

    Dr. Athina Karatzogianni
    - Senior Lecturer in New Media and Political Communication Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences The University of Hull
  • There are thousands of books about how to be a confident speaker. This one is unique. In my thirty-five plus years of travelling around the world delivering speeches, I have never come across a book which combines fun, in-depth knowledge and practical advice in such a valuable way. As this book says, it will be a totally un-frog-ettable experience. OK, get off your lily pad and get on with it.
    Alan Stevens
    - FPSA, PSAE, Past President, Global Speakers Federation, London