Gravitas: How to Communicate with Confidence, Influence and Authority

Caroline Goyder

Published by Vermilion in Hardback (£12.99) on 06-03-2014

Have you ever wondered why some people earn attention and respect when they speak and others don’t? The secret to their success can be summed up in one word: gravitas.

In this revolutionary new book, GRAVITAS, leading voice coach Caroline Goyder reveals how to speak so others will listen.  Using simple techniques to build your natural gravitas, you will learn how to express yourself clearly with passion and confidence to persuade, influence and engage listeners. By being grounded in your values and capabilities, you will gain the authority needed to make people sit up and pay attention.

Gravitas is an ancient method of communication, a skilled art form, that up until relatively recently was learnt, practised and passed on through generations. Nowadays we find ourselves communicating via digital platforms where we can speak to hundreds, thousands, sometimes millions of people, at the press of a button.  Expressing yourself clearly and with confidence is more important than ever, but it is a life skill that most people aren’t taught. In a competitive world, success favours the articulate: it really does matter what you say and how you sound when you say it.

Each chapter of GRAVITAS guides you step-by-step through practical techniques and exercises to give you the skills for great presentations, productive meetings and persuasive pitches. You’ll overcome anxiety, learn how to deal with difficult people and feel calm and in control when public speaking. GRAVITAS  is set to become the essential guide for anyone who wants to improve their communication, their confidence and their impact. Whether it’s a job interview or a company presentation, a church elegy or wedding speech, with GRAVITAS, Caroline Goyder aims to restore our proficiency at conveying our ideas, message, aims and expertise, through calm, confident and lucid communication.

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