Making a speech is simply talking about your book with a group of people. Learn how to create a conversation that will engage audiences and sell books. If you are writing a story, you have something to say. If you have something to say, talking with audiences can be easier than you think.
In this two-part workshop, you’ll learn ways to create a book talk that will capture the three essentials of public speaking: be emotional, be novel, and be memorable. This first workshop on December 9th will give you the tools to create your speech. An optional second workshop on Dec 16th will give you an audience to let you practice your speech. The 2nd workshop will require an additional $25 fee in December.
About the instructor
Alice French, PhD, is retired from a 25-year career in front of audiences as a professional actress and television performer. She taught public speaking at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Missouri while getting her graduate degrees in speech and drama. She produced and hosted the top-rated daily television show in Lubbock, Texas, for ten years. In retirement, French turned to creative writing. In 2012, she published her first book—a non-fiction about the realities and trivialities of aging. She learned through experience that the best way to sell books is by engaging with audiences in small groups. She is currently speaking about her second book, her life as a polio survivor, in a speech called “It Ain’t Over Yet.” She is now writing a novel about the number one female illustrator of the early 20th century, Rose O’Neill, creator of the Kewpie Doll.
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