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Get In Bed With Your Audience
And Satisfy Them EVERY Time

      Gary Michael, The Talk Doc, shows how emotional connection affects the success of public presentations as surely as private communions. In Get In Bed With Your Audience And Satisfy Them EVERY Time, Michael explains how to connect with others at a soul level.

    Get in Bed With Your Audience made The Tattered Cover's Business Best Seller list and garnered acclaim from CEO's, speech professors, authors, and professional speakers. St. Mary's University of Minnesota uses it for all its Communication Skills classes. Get In Bed With Your Audience shows ways a speaker can bond with an audience in a way that transforms both. "Sure, it's about technique," Michael says--"technique in the service of soul."



Excerpt from Get In Bed With Your Audience And Satisfy Them EVERY Time


Chapter: AUTHENTICITY: The Soul of Speaking

     A good speech has three elements: substance, sizzle, and soul.

     Substance is the content--your ideas and information, maybe even wisdom.

     Sizzle refers to how you package the content--humor, delivery, audio/visuals, and any other technique or device you use to make your message more interesting. Even excellent content falls flat if not well presented. Most of this book describes ways to improve your packaging--how to serve some sizzle.

     Soul is about you, your relation to your audience and to yourself. It's the emotional dimension that has to do with your sincerity, vulnerability, and care. In short, your authenticity.

     I believe our foremost responsibility as speakers is to share our human identity with our audiences. That means we have our own identity--and accept it. The most important way we show self-acceptance is to forgive ourselves for having the identity we do, not some other, real or imagined, we may covet. I'd love to have Arnold Schwarzenegger's physical stature, James Earl Jones' gorgeous voice, the impish, twinkle-eyed smile of Michael Jordon, or the sock-your-knocks-off one Sophia Loren beams at us. But I don't. All of us only got what we got. And that's all we need if we just go with it all--our vision, passion, and labor. One thing we all have is an unlimited capacity for authenticity, the heart and soul of effective communication.

Get In Bed With Your Audience And Satisfy Them EVERY Time
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Reviews of Get In Bed With Your
Audience And Satisfy Them EVERY Time


     "The best book I've seen on how to talk to any audience, any time, about anything."
            --Leil Lowndes author of the best-selling "How to Talk to Anybody About
              Anything"

     "Eureka! This is the book I've been looking for and have adopted it as the text for my Communication Skills classes. It's the best book anywhere for adults who give speeches because it distills and presents the essentials of public speaking. Having taught speech to thousands of students in my 35 years of teaching, I'll be telling my graduate students, 'Everything you need to know about giving a speech is in Gary Michael's book.'"
            --Professor Tom Born, St. Mary's University of Minnesota

     "At last everything anyone needs to know about how to design and deliver a dynamite presentation--and under one cover. Gary Michael puts the wisdom gleaned over many years into short, lucid form. Beginning and advanced speakers alike will benefit from his insights. The chapter on Delivery alone is worth the price of the book."
            --Fred Berns, author of the best-selling " Sell Yourself! 50 Ways to Get                         Them to Buy from You"

    "Wow! All people who speak in front of others should have this book at their fingertips. It gives a roadmap of easy to reference dos and don'ts that will enrich every speaking opportunity. Anyone can use the techniques and mental cues Gary Michael provides to take those proverbial "butterflies" and make them fly in formation."
            -- Dr. Jeffrey Magee, President of the Oklahoma Speakers Association

     "A superb primer for aspiring speakers and an excellent skill builder for seasoned pros."
            -- Fred Holden, author of Total Power of One in America and 23 year veteran
               professional speaker

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