Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6 x 9
978-1-5381-0205-3 • Hardback • October 2017 • $36.00 • (£28.00)
978-1-5381-0206-0 • eBook • October 2017 • $34.00 • (£26.00)
Paul Geiger is currently a Senior Associate Instructor at New York Speech Coaching in New York City. He specializes in effective business communications. Paul uses his training, his experience and, more importantly, his intuition to figure out the key action steps that work for each individual client. He has spent most of his life developing consistent approaches that work for so many difficult business communications scenarios. Paul has enjoyed a parallel career as a voice artist and as a performer. His radio and television voiceover clients include: Mazda, Capital One and America On Line. Paul’s live and on camera performances have promoted such companies as: Platinum Technologies, Coldwell Banker and Bacardi International. Paul is a regular contributor to the website: Vocal Articles. Better Business Speech is his first book.
In his new book, Better Business Speech – Techniques, Tricks, and Shortcuts for Public Speaking at Work, Paul Geiger, an actor, voice-over artist and esteemed speech coach, covers all the possibilities that can go wrong in public speaking and shares how to get them right…. Better Business Speech is organized by chapter to allow you to easily find specific tips for a particular type of business setting or for a speech technique you hope to master. With his book, Geiger has provided a comprehensive and solutions-oriented user’s manual to meet any speaking challenge your professional life demands with both authenticity and authority.
— US Daily Review
Quiet voices, running out of breath, appearing unsure — these challenges and more are addressed in Better Business Speech: Techniques, Tricks, and Shortcuts for Public Speaking at Work. Written by speech coach and actor Paul Geiger, the book is filled with strategies for overcoming the jitters and learning how to be a powerful and authoritative speaker. Geiger smartly encapsulates mental and physical techniques within a simple and clear framework, reflecting the very approach we should take to our own speeches…. Better Business Speech isn’t just for businesspeople. It’s for anyone who has to speak in public. But for someone who’s about to speak at a conference or make a presentation and is already starting to sweat, this is a lifesaver of a book. Filled with an insider’s wisdom and empathetic perspective, it will help you gain courage as you step into the spotlight. From honing your message to breathing, from integrating your body language to projecting authority and confidence, Better Business Speech offers all the tools you need to go out there and communicate effectively.
Paul Geiger teaches you how to get your point across with power and panache. This book is indispensable.
— Al Pittampalli, author of Persuadable: How Great Leaders Change Their Minds to Change the World
This renown NYC vocal coach, Paul Geiger, in Better Business Speech offers practical methods for increasing vocal effectiveness. In clear one-to-one steps, he demonstrates using one’s outgoing air flow to punctuate the verbal message; i.e. delaying vocalization after air input, or by varying loudness levels, or by using downward pitch levels at the end of a phrase or sentence. The practice materials when mastered will help speakers sound like they know what they are talking about.
— Daniel R. Boone, PhD, Boone, D.R., et.al. (2014), The Voice and Voice Therapy, 9th edition (Pearson); Boone, D.R. (2016), Is Your Voice Telling on You?, 3rd Edition (Plural Publishing)
Paul Geiger has assembled an essential rule book, and tool book, for anyone wishing to improve their communication skills. He writes with clarity, directness, and authority. Exactly the way this book can help you learn to speak. The exercises he offers are simple, effective and easy to follow, making the journey to confident communicating both satisfying and rewarding.
— Doug Paulson, actor, singer, writer, musician, dialect coach and voice teacher
Paul Geiger’s Better Business Speech might just be more valuable than your MBA! In today’s business world, it has become increasingly important to present oneself well in terms of communication and speech. Yet, countless professionals feel ill-prepared or even fearful when it comes to using their speaking voices in effective, confident, and successful ways. Many must wonder: “If only it could EASY and PRACTICAL for a business person to revolutionize their speaking capabilities in a short time!”. This is precisely what Paul Geiger has accomplished in his inspired work with “Better Business Speech”. He has taken his expertise as an experienced Speech Coach working with hundreds of clients in the heart of New York City and translated his success into a format that can help everyone. This book should make it from every college dorm room nightstand, to every interviewees’ purse, to the personal bookshelf of every CEO’s top floor office.
— Justin Stoney, Internationally-Recognized Voice Teacher and Vocal Coach, Founder of New York Vocal Coaching
Better Business Speech will take your speech at work from serviceable to extraordinary. Paul Geiger is one of the few coaches whose knowledge of vocal anatomy is on par with his understanding of office politics. Whether you want to enhance your speaking voice, figure out what to do with your hands, or learn how to tell a great story... this book covers everything you need to know!
— John Walton West, co-president and head instructor of New York Speech Coaching