When you think of public speaking, do you get nervous, anxious, or even sweaty?

Would you prefer never to give a presentation?

Do you want to gain confidence in your communication and beyond?

This book by ADVANCE’s Lead Coach can help you. You don’t have to be afraid any longer. You don’t have to let communication anxiety keep you from your goals.

Through this book you will learn 7 strategies you can begin today. These strategies will give you a new perspective, they will prepare you, and they will give you actions to practice. As you implement these strategies, your fear will begin to fade.

It can easily seem like everyone is a gifted speaker when you watch TED talks or compare yourself to skilled co-workers giving presentations. Don’t get caught up in the costly comparison trap. Instead, take action to improve your ability and to overcome your fear.

If you struggle in speaking, then first realize that you are not alone. Public speaking is the #1 fear in America. You are not alone.

Millions of people are terrified at the prospect of going up on stage and addressing a crowd even more than they’re afraid of death. And yet, it’s an unavoidable experience if you want to succeed in this world. Maybe it’s a business presentation for your career path, a speech in school, or a toast at your best friend’s wedding. Fear of speaking grips you. But it doesn’t have to. Not anymore.

Full of relatable anecdotes, executable tips, and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, this book promises to teach you 7 proven strategies to help you find your inner presenter. Don’t wait any longer. Today is the day you take charge of your anxiety, calm your nerves, and – most importantly – speak with no fear.


This small book shows you how to write a speech, how to craft a talk, or how to prepare a presentation.

Write to Speak is a simple guide to creating content that connects with your audience.

You will learn a repeatable system that has been proven to work for experienced and novice speakers. This book will help you.

Can you relate to one of these questions or something similar?
“What am I going to say?”
“I have so much to say that I don’t know what to say.”
“I’ve been asked to speak but don’t know how to get ready.”
“How do I write a speech!?”

One thing is sure, you have some type of speech coming up. This could be a talk, a presentation, a sermon, a podcast, an interview, an update, a toast, or one of the many other forms of upfront communication. As your speech approaches your uncertainty encroaches on your peace of mind. You find yourself worrying “HOW DO I WRITE A SPEECH?”

OR, you speak often and you need a system to speed up your writing. You give quarterly reports, you lead meetings, you regularly provide updates, you speak at a faith-based organization or a non-profit, or you are regularly invited to present on your expertise. You find yourself asking “IS THERE A BETTER WAY TO DO THIS?”

Whether you are trying to improve your current process or are trying to find remedial help, this book will take from start to finish crafting your speech. You will learn:

  • How to have confidence before even beginning.
  • How to pick an idea.
  • How to come up with content.
  • How to organize around points.
  • How to write an intriguing introduction.
  • How to write a compelling conclusion.
  • How to make it better.
  • How to have a method that you can do over and over.
  • This booklet complements my Public Speaking School and other books in this expanding series on speech. Though this book is not meant to be exhaustive, it is thoroughly instructive.

Receive this instruction while ready to write out your own ideas and plans. Use this to create content that connects and compels. As you work through this book, you will go from a blank page to being ready to speak on stage.

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