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Don't Say Um: How to Communicate Effectively to Live a Better Life

Michael Chad Hoeppner

A top trainer on effective speaking offers a fast way to improve your public speaking and communication skills by focusing on delivery--because how you say something matters more than what you say--with exercises that build boost confidence and influence.

Whether you like it or not, talking out loud is a critical aspect of our humanity, but an estimated 77% of people have some level of anxiety around public speaking--with most under the age of 45. In the age of technology, we're getting worse at communicating by the day, but the good news is, everyone can improve their speaking. Michael Chad Hoeppner is the foremost expert on effective speaking. He's coached presidential candidates, famous CEOs, UN dignitaries, law firms, and Ivy League deans on their communication skills. If you're a highly influential person who wants help speaking, you go to MCH; he's the guy. Now, he shares his wide-ranging knowledge in Don't Say Um. For the first time, the coaching that the world's most high-stakes speakers can afford is accessible to a global audience.

Hoeppner has created an entirely new approach to communication training, giving people the physical tools to quickly improve their speaking, instead of just the same old speaking coach BS. With simple-to-master exercises like finger-walking to stop using filler words or silent storytelling to avoid monotone, think of Don't Say Um like a How-To manual or a beloved cookbook - but a book only focused on Delivery. Why? Of course how you say it matters more than what you say. But transforming Delivery unlocks a virtuous cycle that actually improves the content, too. Like working with a famous golf pro or elite personal trainer, readers finally have a step-by-step process to build their communication muscles and escape counter-productive bromides like 'just be authentic' or 'imagine the audience in their underwear.'

Through these exercises, you will be able to talk to a group with complete confidence or just to effectively tell a joke. Don't Say Um works for all situations, and it works forever. Don't Say Um challenges our preconceived notions of good speaking techniques and offers powerful tools to become master communicators. Hoeppner offers up his method to change how we communicate that works in all situations and can radically improve your quality of life.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Hachette Go
  • Publish Date: Jan 7th, 2025
  • Pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.25in - 6.25in - 0.81in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9780306834509
  • Categories: Communication & Social SkillsPersonal Growth - SuccessBusiness Communication - Meetings & Presentations

About the Author

Michael Chad Hoeppner helps people speak well when it matters most. With nearly 20 years in the field, Hoeppner coaches Presidential candidates, Fortune 500 CEOs, Ivy League faculty and administrators, hundreds of start-up entrepreneurs, and thousands of professionals around the world. His corporate clients include three of the top eight global financial firms, one third of the AmLaw100, 2 of the 4 US professional sports leagues, and multinational tech, pharma, and food and beverage companies. He also builds public speaking curriculum for high school students.