Fearless Public SpeakingFearless Public Speaking

Fearless Public Speaking  teaches young people how to plan, prepare and deliver a speech with confidence. Outlining, adlibbing, composing, performing, writing and reciting plus overcoming stage fright – everything they need is found in this fun yet practical guide.

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What People Are Saying
“Joy Jones’ advice to young speech makers combines hilarious double-takes along with solid examples of how to avoid being boring, ways of using nervousness as an inspiration, and thankfully – dynamic and stimulating ways to use props and other audiovisuals aids. I can almost hear [teens’] youthful laughter as they read this encouraging text. While they are smiling over Joy’s witty statements, they are learning how to make good speeches.”
Carolivia Herron, author of best-selling Nappy Hair

“When Joy Jones speaks, the audience listens—and learns.  Jones brings her skill and know-how as public speaker, performer, and slam-poetry coach to this lively, informative guide. Tips and playful exercises guide nervous teens to greater confidence whether speaking in a classroom, off the cuff or in competition.  I wish I had this when I was a teen!”
Mary Quattlebaum, children’s author and creative writing professor

“This comprehensive and rich book is written in a style that teens can relate to and gives them the tools they need to be successful. I can’t wait to recommend this book to my teens.”
Adjoa Burrowes, author and illustrator



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Even the most devoted teacher needs a dose of inspiration and motivation now and then to stay passionate in the classroom. Private Lessons is the perfect prescription. Thought-provoking messages and positive affirmations give teachers emotional and practical support to rejuvenate and nourish the teaching spirit.




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Tambourine Moon is a tender family story evoking memories of down home.




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