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The Speaker's Tool Box
Perfecting the Craft of Speaking
by Joel Sweeney

Perfecting the craft of public speaking is like perfecting other crafts. You have to know what tools are available to you, how to use them and use them as often as possible. A carpenter, an electrician and a plumber all have a unique set of tools that they use to deliver their craft. Most of them have a favourite tool or tools that they find are most effective. The same is true for public speaking. Everyone has a Speaker’s Tool Box. It is with you no matter where you go, whom you speak to, or how many you speak to. Learn to recognize what is in your personal toolbox; what tools work best for you and how to use them to improve your personal effectiveness. Public speaking does not simply consist of speaking words to an audience. Use the tools you have available to give your words life and meaning. The tools and concepts identified in this book are universal. They apply whether you have an audience of one or one thousand. Use the tools in your "Speaker’s Tool Box" to become a better speaker and develop your unique style.

Testimonials: A must read for any young professional who wishes to enhance his/her career, not only for public speaking, but for all business communication. Refreshingly simple techniques, yet will deliver powerful results to make you a skillful communicator, and allow audiences a better opportunity to comprehend your message! Glen Doody, successful corporate executive with Global experience in Fortune 100 and small business environments Joel Sweeney is the consummate professional communicator, and The Speaker's Tool Box is a powerfully clear and concise rendering of key wisdom around how you can perfect the craft of speaking for optimal results. Joel has taken his broad and deep experience and boiled it down for ease of learning and built it up for achieving excellence in professional communications. This is a handbook, but it is ultimately a handy book... providing value to the novice and seasoned speaker alike. Barry Lewis Green – AKA The Unity Guy

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When it comes to speaking and presentations Joel has been studying, doing and teaching it for over 20 years. Joel Sweeney is the owner of Professionally Speaking; a Newfoundland, Canada based business established in 1995. In addition to The Speaker’s Tool Box he is the author of The Wedding MC Handbook and Little Helpings of Food for Thought. He has been a member of Toastmasters International since 1989 and has attained several designations including their highest designation Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM). Joel is a founding member and Past President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Professional Speakers (NLAPS), he is President (2014) of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) Atlantic Chapter and he is a member of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF). He is co-founder and co-host of momondays St. John’s. momondays is a monthly, open-mike-for-speakers event that is held in several cities across North America. For more information check out the website at Facebook: joel.sweeney.3 Twitter: @sweeneyjoel LinkedIn: joelsweeney YouTube: Prospeak1 Website:


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