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.