For many years I have been preparing a book that I have finally managed to write. As I seldom write advertisements in this space and this book is really worthwhile for anyone who is engaged in public speaking or other vocal performance, my faithful readers will probably forgive me in this season of goodwill.
This book offers a proven course of vocal training. It is eminently suitable for teachers, actors, politicians, pastors, managers, or anyone who is called upon to lead seminars, or to give an address at social occasions and anniversaries.
In this book explains the key concepts of voice production for public speaking, while taking you through a program of exercises. This combination of learning and practical training will help you to speak in the right way naturally.
You will find out that this method works as you practice. Famous speakers from the Classical and Victorian age were clearly audible to large crowds of thousands of people in an age without microphones or hearing aids. Your voice is probably able of doing this as well. Your body is so wonderfully designed that everything is in place for efficient public speaking already. Most of us are just no longer trained to do it. This book will show you how wonderfully you are made and help you use and coordinate everything that you have got already.
This book takes you on a journey of three months that will change the rest of your life. You will be inspired by the experiences of famous orators from history. The key concepts will become clear and correct speaking will become a second nature as you progress through this course. Your voice will become clearer and less vulnerable, even in seasons when you battle with flu or colds.
Dr Benno Alexander Zuiddam has over thirty years of experience in public speaking. After completing studies in journalism and mass communication, he has served in many positions that require public speech professionally: as a politician, broadcaster, journalist, pastor and university lecturer.
Professor Zuiddam earned doctorates in Theology (DTh) and Classical Greek (PhD). He serves with North-West University in South-Africa and is a senior research associate of the Centre for Patristic Research (Free University Amsterdam/Tilburg University) in the Netherlands