Reviews of Speak with Impact
Allison Shapira has become not only a master of public speaking but one of the best speech coaches in the U.S. In this new book, she provides a clear, practical roadmap for those who want to have impact in today’s clamorous world. If you want to excel on your feet, read this, keep this, and read again.
Allison can and has proved that anyone can learn to lead; it all starts with your voice.
If you want to improve your public speaking, spend a few hours with Allison’s book. It’s loaded with good advice and tricks of the trade that will help you up your game.
The brilliance of Speak with Impact is in its simple genius. Allison’s lessons are by nature specific, practical, and transferable. With Allison’s help, I was able to arm my team with the proper tools needed to enhance their presentations skills and build self-assurance in public speaking.
Allison has written a practical and thoughtful guide to public speaking that equips the reader with a powerful set of tools that are applicable to any presentation or speaking opportunity. Allison successfully blends her narrative voice with key takeaways that I found to be incredibly useful.
Allison skillfully commands the attention of her audiences with professionalism, grace, humor, and insight. Through Speak with Impact, she provides pragmatic tools, practical advice, and examples that will help readers build powerful public speaking skills.
Reading Speak with Impact is like having a one-on-one session with a master trainer in public speaking. Allison Shapira’s practical advice and well-hewn insights are captured on every page and will give novice speakers confidence and seasoned veterans a stronger voice.
Allison Shapira’s new book is as much about leadership as it is about public speaking. She prods us to ask tough questions: what do we want to accomplish, who is our audience, why should they listen to us? And then she makes us critique ourselves and test our messages with the audience. I wish I had met her years ago.