Never Fear Public Speaking Again – And Better Yet... Be Great

Everything you need to know to present the best speech possible, from planning and research to day-of checklist.

Los Angeles, CA, April 23, 2007 --( Ten Minutes to the Speech (Tallfellow Press, June, 2007), the newest addition to the 10 Minutes 2 Success series from Tallfellow Press, offers prospective speakers everything they need to Persuade, Inform, Impress and Entertain an audience and be comfortable doing it.

From crucial work presentations to amusing wedding toasts to triumphant graduation speeches and even somber remembrances at funerals, Ten Minutes to the Speech will give any speaker the confidence and tools to deliver the perfect talk.

To receive a review copy, schedule an interview or for further information, contact Claudia Sloan at 310 203-3837 or

Executive Director of the Producers Guild of America, Vance Van Petten makes numerous public appearances. Tallfellow’s co-founder, Leonard Stern, heard him on several occasions and suggested he put his “talent for talk” on paper. The result offers helpful writing guidelines, tips on preparation in the days before the speech and a last minute checklist of 16 items that covers all the bases. Check off the list, make a great speech. It’s as easy as that.

About the Author: Vance Van Petten is an experienced public speaker who has addressed many influential organizations. Formerly, Executive V.P. of Business and Legal Affairs at several Hollywood studios Van Petten is currently Executive Director of the Producers Guild of America.

See Van Petten’s Los Angeles Times article on the 10 Best Academy Award Speeches (2/23/07).

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Claudia Sloan at or 310 203-3837.

Ten Minutes to the Speech
by Vance Van Petten
Tallfellow Press
ISBN 978-1-931290-59-3
$12.95, 116 pages
Paper, 4-1/2 x 7

Contact: Claudia Sloan

310 203-3837

Tallfellow Press
Claudia Sloan