Public speaking is our final frontier. As women, we have advanced in many arenas, yet we will never achieve our full potential if we avoid public speaking, or follow outdated techniques that do not reflect our authentic voice. There is a way to overcome your fear and be out front.Read more Join
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.
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.
Out Front is dedicated to women like Lu, who are committed to conquering their fears and making a difference in the world. Deborah Shames, Presentation & Communication Specialist/Author of the books, “Out Front” and “Own the Room” shares the story of Lu, who never gave up and learned to overcome her fear of public speaking. See video
With practice Out Front might even make speaking in public actually fun!
Deborah's latest book continues to motivate me to push myself. Even if you think you're a good public speaker, you'll be hard pressed to not find something in here that inspires you.
Through my work with Deborah I have completely transformed as a public speaker. I've stopped apologizing — in speech, in body language, in cues — for stating my position and I now have a tool kit to use to achieve my goals.
The invaluable counsel Deborah gives in her book Out Front has greatly improved my speaking as a ‘seasoned veteran’ in front of audiences across the country. I will definitely give this valuable book to executive candidates as well as women who aspire to serve on corporate boards of directors.
This book is not only for emerging women professionals, but for those of us with 20 years experience in front of an audience. Deborah’s sage voice is in my head every time I create a presentation or update tested material. I may just wallpaper my office with the pages of Out Front.