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McCall, Morgan, Michael Lombardo, and Ann Morrison. The Lessons of Experience: How Successful Executives Develop on the Job. New York: Lexington Books, 1988.
A video or CD version of this masterful presentation is available from Gene Griessman at 127352 Sunset Blvd., Suite D604 Pacific Palisades, Calif. 90272. http://www.presidentlincoln.com.
Barbara Jordan was a United States Congresswoman who became the voice of moral authority during the Watergate hearings. She was also the keynote speaker at the 1976 Democratic National Convention and the first black woman from the south to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Barbara Coloroso is the award-winning expert on parenting and the author of the book Kids Are Worth It! (New York: Harper Resource, 2002). Kids Are Worth It! is also available as a videocassette and an audiocassette titled available from http://www.kidsareworthit.com.
Visit the Toastmasters Website, http://www.Toastmasters.org, to find out about the organization and the clubs that are nearest to you. Like all large organizations, each club has a personality of its own. You may want to do some research first to discover the club that would be most compatible with you. You may also want to visit several clubs to see for yourself which is the most comfortable and best suited to your specific needs.
http://www.nsa.org. The National Speakers Association (NSA) became a partner in the formation of an umbrella organization created to support the growing importance of the speaking profession globally in 1997. By making its resources available to existing international associations for professional speakers, NSA is able to enhance the value of those association memberships, encourage the formation of new associations for professional speakers, and set the benchmark for platform excellence worldwide.
You can visit McRae Seminars at http://www.bradmcrae.com and Brooks Seminars at http://www.DavidBrooksTexas.com.
http://www.dalecarnegie.com. Dale Carnegie Training has helped individuals become successful professionals for nearly a century. They offer a comprehensive catalog of courses, seminars, and training products that enable participants to grow and prosper both professionally and personally. The course they offer that is most germane to the topic of this book is High Impact Presentations.
http://www.christophers.org. The Christopher Leadership Course helps participants gain self-confidence and learn speaking skills through a 10-week program. It is especially helpful for those who need to overcome their fear of speaking in front of a group. Participants begin by presenting silly prepared poems, which helps participants relax, release tension, and feel more comfortable. Participants eventually move on to present their own prepared speeches. As the program progresses, the speeches become longer and participants are asked to work on a project that puts them in the position of leadership, allowing participants to further develop confidence.