Stamford, CT (PressExposure) September 18, 2008 -- The widespread fear of public speaking hinders millions of people's professional advancement, hurts their self-confidence and hampers the ability to have their voices heard. Now public speaking expert Gilda Bonanno is offering a free special report, "Six Mistakes to Avoid in Public Speaking, So Your Presentation Sparkles," that helps people overcome this aversion by improving their public speaking skills ([http://gildabonanno.com/newsletter.aspx]).
This 8-page special report is intended for anyone who wants to develop more effective presentation skills and includes tips on how to steer clear of common slip-ups such as using filler words like "um" and "ah" and going over the time limit. "Whether you're presenting in front of your boss at work or have to give the toast at your best friend's wedding, this special report contains practical tips that you can use right away," Bonanno says. "There are common mistakes that you should avoid in all types of presentations, whether to a small, medium or large audience, or in a corporate, academic or community setting. People who are new to presenting will welcome having the solutions to these mistakes in an easy-to-follow guide and even experienced presenters will find this report a helpful reminder of what not to do."
Bonanno is a speaker, trainer and coach who helps people from all walks of life improve their communication and presentation skills. She designs and delivers corporate training programs and has helped countless people overcome their fear of public speaking, sharpen their presentation skills and eliminate the barriers to letting their voices be heard. Bonanno is a member of the National Speakers Association and President of the Southern CT chapter of the American Society of Training and Development. This special report also includes tips learned from performing onstage with her improvisational comedy troupe, World Class Indifference.
"These public speaking mistakes are very common and get in the way of successfully conveying your message to your audience," Bonanno notes. "The good news is that once you know what the mistakes are and how to avoid them, you're well on your way to making your next presentation, meeting or networking introduction effective and engaging."
"Six Mistakes to Avoid in Public Speaking, So Your Presentation Sparkles" is available as a free download from her website, http://www.gildabonanno.com, as a bonus for subscribing to her free twice-monthly e-newsletter on communication and presentation skills. Recent issues of her newsletter have addressed topics such as how to use body language when presenting and how to be a better listener. For more information, visit Gilda Bonanno LLC at http://www.gildabonanno.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (203) 979-5117.