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Lara Hogan Demystifying Public Speaking

Whether you’re bracing for a conference talk or a team meeting, Lara Hogan helps you identify your fears and face them, so you can make your way to the stage (big or small).

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Don’t think public speaking is for you? It is—whether you’re bracing for a conference talk or a team meeting. Lara Hogan helps you identify your fears and effectively face them, so you can make your way to the stage (big or small). Get clear, practical advice through every step, from choosing a topic and creating a presentation, to gathering and distilling feedback, to event-day prep. You’ll feel confident and equipped to step into the spotlight.

Topics Covered

  • Step Zero
  • Choosing a Topic
  • Finding a Venue
  • Writing Your Presentation
  • Practicing and Gathering Feedback
  • Counting Down
  • The Talk

Giving a talk in public can be a frightening prospect but with Lara Hogan at your side, there’s no limit to what you can accomplish. This book is your shield and sword. Speak, friend, and conquer!

Jeremy Keith
Author of HTML5 for Web Designers
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Lara’s book is the perfect step-by-step guide for coaching new and returning speakers through the process. I’ll definitely use it as I prepare for future talks!

Tracy Chou
Software engineer
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If you think you don’t belong on a stage, if you’ve felt discouraged by one-size-fits-all public-speaking rules, read this book. Lara packs practical advice and reassuring stories alike to give you the confidence to share your unique voice and expertise in front of a crowd.

Yesenia Perez-Cruz
Senior UX manager at Shopify and author of Expressive Design Systems
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Lara Hogan

About the Author

Lara Callender Hogan is an author, public speaker, and coach for managers and leaders across the tech industry. As a founder of Wherewithall, Lara and her team run workshops, roundtables, and trainings on core management skills like delivering great feedback and setting clear expectations. Before Wherewithall, Lara spent a decade growing emerging leaders as the VP of Engineering at Kickstarter and an Engineering Director at Etsy. She champions management as a practice, building fast websites, and celebrating your achievements with donuts (and sometimes sushi).

Product Details

  • ISBN: 978-1-937557-52-2
  • Paperback: 83 pages
  • Published: Oct 25, 2016