Public Speaking Hacks for Writers

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Public Speaking Hacks for Writers

Writers are notoriously introverted individuals who prefer isolation to conversation. While this doesn’t define all writers, a vast majority struggle with interpersonal communication much less public presentations.

This certainly describes me. While some might argue, I consider myself to be an introvert who re-energizes with solitude.

It is true that my life goals and chosen career path has prompted me to study and practice all things communication. My college degree, after all, is organizational communication, which basically is writing and public speaking. In addition to being a author I am also national trainer and a member of Toastmasters, an international leadership and public speaking organization. 

Last week, I spent five days in Houston, Texas training a group of professionals in a behavioral change curriculum. This week I’m developing a speech for my local Toastmaster group.

Writers are often called upon to speak in public if only to read portions of their work and/or answer creative writing related questions – When did you start writing? Where do you get your ideas from? Can you help me get published? 

Therefore, I thought I would share some speaking tools and strategies for writers. 

Simply click  here or on the picture below to open up the link to an audio file. 

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Want to learn more about the language of public speaking? Learn the 7 Word Choice Secrets of Bestselling Authors

Perhaps the biggest reason for this post is that I’ve noticed a significant correlation between speaking and writing – as I’ve developed my proficiency at public speaking, my writing, too, has improved.

I hope you have the same experience. 

 


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Christopher Kokoski is a speaker, trainer and author of Wicker Hollow and the Past Lives novel series.

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4 comments on “Public Speaking Hacks for Writers
  1. Pamela Siemsen says:

    Wow, love you

    On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 10:14 AM, Christopher Kokoski wrote:

    > Christopher Kokoski, Author & Speaker posted: ” Public Speaking Hacks for > Writers Writers are notoriously introverted individuals who prefer > isolation to conversation. While this doesn’t define all writers, a vast > majority struggle with interpersonal communication much less public > presentations. This” >

  2. lynettedavis says:

    This is really great! Anticipating that I might be asked to speak upon publication of my upcoming memoir, I have been wanting to put together a speech but I didn’t know where to start, that is, until I heard this podcast. It answered all my questions. Thank you so very much!

    • Congratulations! That is very exciting about your upcoming publication. I’m delighted you found the podcast valuable. Public speaking is such a big topic and I remember how long it took me to figure it out – I’m still learning everyday. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with me.

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