How To Talk So People Will Listen
And Sound Confident (Even When You’re Not)
by Lizzie Waterworth
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Pub Date 19 Sep 2023 | Archive Date 28 Nov 2023
DK, DK Children
Professional cartoon voice artist Lizzie Waterworth tells you all about her strategies for confident speaking, from breathing exercises to what to do with your hands, and how to conquer that pesky inner voice that whispers "what if...?".
Packed with funny stories from Lizzie's world of cartoons, and top tips from a host of professional voice artists and public figures, such as Stephen Fry, David Menkin, and BBC presenter Ben Shires, this book is full of practical advice to help you find your voice!
'We teach our children reading and writing but we forget listening and speaking, which are essential life skills. Lizzie brilliantly fills that gap for speaking in this fun, easy to read manual for children of all ages (and parents too!). Every child should have this!' - Julian Treasure, top-10 TED speaker and author of How To Be Heard
'The book looks really brilliant - I will definitely be using it for homework sessions with my younger ones.' - Dr Natalie Cawley, counselling psychologist and psychotherapist
'Lizzie has a terrific way of helping folks overcome natural fears about speaking in front of others, and this book very much captures her spirit and energy. In How to Talk so People Will Listen, she draws on her professional knowledge and experience to treat the topic seriously while also making it fun.' - James Tierney, Yale University English Language Programs
'This book is perfect for helping young ones learn essential skills and grow self-confidence all whilst having fun reading!' - Claudia Dalley, Head of POP Channels
'This book is great because it's instructional without being full of jargon...and it's funny too! Definitely one for children and adults even!' - Monique Berry, Headteacher
'It’s like a cartoon on the outside and inside the playfulness continues. I really think this book is an invaluable resource. Although this book is designed for young people, Lizzie’s advice is applicable to people of any age.' - Ranny Levy, Founder and President, KIDS FIRST! / Coalition for Quality Children's Media
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 3 members
When I had to present an oral report or speech in school, I was so nervous I often memorized everything. That put unnecessary pressure on myself. I hope students read this fun instructional book on how to speak confidently. The excellent advice on breathing techniques, body posture, and eye contact are so essential for success. Being able to stand up in front of a group of people and do a presentation in person or on ZOOM is an essential life skill which seldom comes naturally.
Thank you NetGalley, DK and Lizzie Waterworth for providing me with an eARC of How To Talk So People Will Listen.
This is a really great book for its market. It is focused mainly on public speaking and providing kids with the skills to be able to communicate in these setting. Some of it is transferable to the class room or to general conversations.
It has fun illustrations and I sure it will be a bright and engaging read for a lot of kids. I request this thinking that there might be some transferrable skills for adults. There are transferrable skills but they are very simple, it has the building blocks for kids to put into place early in their life which is fantastic for educating kids.
This is a FANTASTIC book. Here I am, 71 years old, and I am reading a book about How To Talk So People Will Listen as reinforcement for my teaching portion of my career. I admit, I still get nervous! Yesterday I taught a class, and it was a wonderful class. I used some of the techniques and tools taught and everything was great. So, even at my advanced age, it is good to learn and to have knowledge reinforced. This book is VERY accessible to young people and is a pleasant read and has terrific advice. The author is a voice actor from the UK and she has a tremendous sense of humor. Great advice throughout from many show business and public speaking experts, It is well written and it is a well designed and illustrated book. A winner all around.