Imagine having command of the English language with enough confidence to stand before a group of people from work or school and talk with the authority you have in your field of expertise. When English is your second language, it really doesn't matter whether it's your first presentation or your 50th. Every time you step before an audience you may feel varying degrees of stage fright. It's only natural. What's not natural is to be so paralyzed by the fear when you actually refuse speaking engagements even if it jeopardizes your career.
Research has shown that 75 percent of the North American population experiences "stage fright" at some point in their lives, whether it's standing up before a classroom to speak or giving a presentation to a group of thousands. Many of these people are native English speakers. If they get nervous and have second thoughts, it's only natural if English is your second language. Don't allow stage fright to paralyze you and make you feel discouraged.
As an individual with a professional career, you have vital information to share. Regardless of whether you are giving a talk to your colleagues and supervisors or an auditorium of several hundred, this book is invaluable to you. From the finer nuances of presentation to the small but vital adjusting of your spoken word to ensure your pronunciation and elocution is as polished as possible, you'll find tips, tricks, and techniques that have already worked miracles for thousands of other foreign professionals. Ideas and concepts in this book can improve your speech within a matter of weeks.