Tuesday, August 28, 2007

August 17, 2007 - A night out with 2 stars from "Speak with Passion, Speak with Power!", Anne Reeves (l)and Antoinette Byron (r). Anne's true story is woven throughout my book... You first meet her in chapter one, "Dismantle Your Fear", as a VP of Marketing responsible for giving sales presentations and bringing in new clients... and whose intense fear of public speaking drove her to my "Public Speaking for Professionals" course at UCLA Extension. By the end of the book, you learn that Anne progressed way beyond conquering her fear. In fact, her success story represents the power of intention over fear and it's one you can relate to if you've ever experienced this number one fear.

Antoinette is a stage and film actress, as well as a voice coach for actors and a presentations coach for speakers. I interviewed her for my book because of the wonderful, quirky stories she tells, to demonstrate a point, in her voice trainings. In the chapter called, "Pour in the Juice!", she shares about a "Devil-Tongued Angel" her grandmother encountered on a train in Australia. Go to http://www.abpresentations.com/ to learn more about Antoinette.

It's been years since Anne first took my course and she's come a very long way. She has won many Toastmasters' competitions and has created a workshop with Antoinette and 2 other speakers which teaches others how to use presentation skills to come across more effectively - in the classroom, the conference room and the boardroom. Anne's power of intention overtook her fear and she became unstoppable!

To the reader - If fear has been stopping you from taking action on a dream, admit it to yourself and make up your mind to take one action a day to move you towards your heart's desire. See, hear and feel yourself being successful and happy. The actions will add up over time and your life will transform.

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now."



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