How women can become engaging, memorable, and fearless speakers


What is holding you back from achieving the next step in your career? For women to lead, influence, and make a difference on the global stage, we must overcome speaker anxiety and embrace our authenticity. In Out Front: How Women Can Become Engaging, Memorable and Fearless Speakers, Deborah Shames guides you through the process of learning the skills to communicate effectively and present with confidence, precision, and purpose.

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For 15 years, Deborah Shames ran Focal Point Productions and Deborah Films in Sausalito, CA. These were the only female owned and operated production companies in Northern California. Even though Deborah competed and won many awards for her directing and producing, she was an unseen force behind the camera.


So Deborah expanded her horizon and co-founded Eloqui to train executives in presentation and communication skills. She fought her stage fright, and began to embrace her own voice, authenticity, and true power. After more than 15 years of training A-list entertainers, political candidates, CEOs, and other professionals how to speak and communicate more effectively, Deborah now shares her expertise with Out Front: How Women Can Become Engaging, Memorable and Fearless Speakers.

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Interestingly enough, an audience or listener will make a decision on how capable you are based on your delivery, more than your content, your age, or your experience. Don’t let bad habits influence their decision. Engineer the perception you want every time. See video

Never wing your presentation! Use techniques from the professional’s playbook to keep your material sounding fresh, ‘marking’ your content, and staying loose. See video

Before assembling your content, determine the one thing you want to achieve more than anything else. This is your Intention, and will give you the greatest opportunity for success. Here are rules of Intention. See video