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.
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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