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Outskirts Press Announces A Complete Guide to Public Speaking, the Latest Highly-Anticipated Communications Book from Los Altos Hills, CA Author Joseph A. Grippo

Los Altos Hills, CA, June 14, 2009 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published A Complete Guide to Public Speaking by Joseph A. Grippo, which is the author's most recent book to date. The 6.14 x 9.21 Paperback in the Communications category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $9.95. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

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As William Hewlett, Co-founder of the Hewlett Packard Corporation said: “How can I trust someone to manage multi-million dollar projects if he or she can't manage a half-hour speech?”

Effective presentations can change your buying habits, influence your vote, inspire and motivate but, they do not happen by chance. What is not well known is that public speaking is an art that can be learned.

Regardless of your profession, e.g., business, science or engineering, government ... communicating in front of others is involved in most office jobs and more critical the higher up a person progresses. Thus, presentation skills are useful at all levels and in today's world are a necessity.

In “A Complete Guide to Public Speaking” the steps for preparing and delivering an effective presentation, whether to a large audience, to your management, or even to your colleagues in a meeting, are described in a straightforward and easy-to-follow manner.

Many topics are presented as: Factors to Consider Before Speech Preparation, Research on Message Retention, Winning Over an Audience, Opening & Closing Techniques, Developing Each Part of Your Speech, Taking the Terror Out of Speaking in Public, Pros & Cons of Various Visual Aids, Deadly Mistakes to Avoid and much more.

Many vital speaking tips are also discussed regarding: the use of humor, awareness of your eyes / body as well as verbal language / gestures, avoiding "brain death" during your speech, strong words to use & weak words to avoid, speaking speed and pauses, handling hostile questions and audience members ... even clothing to wear.

The author uses his extensive education, 35 years of management consulting and executive experience plus, research on public speaking to present a useful guide for public speaking in any arena.

Deftly constructed at 55 pages, A Complete Guide to Public Speaking is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Communications category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, A Complete Guide to Public Speaking meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $9.95.

Additionally, A Complete Guide to Public Speaking can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432734848
Format: 6.14 x 9.21 Paperback
SRP: $9.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.


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