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Do Present - How to give a talk and be heard Mark Shayler

Getting our voices heard can be a nerve-wracking and overwhelming task – particularly in a world where everyone seems to have something to say. The ability to present our ideas with confidence is now a coveted skill. Yet on stage, we become this other person: less funny, less engaging, less human.

Mark Shayler draws on his own experience – from nervous speaker to charismatic compere – to guide you through the task of public speaking. He takes a deeper look at what’s holding you back, and will help you to: 

  • Find your voice and the confidence to share it
  • Learn how to tell stories, not just share data
  • Stand and move around the stage comfortably
  • Leave the audience informed, entertained and uplifted

Giving a brilliant talk is not about following a method. It's not about rules. It's about understanding what you want the audience to think, feel and do afterwards. Ultimately, it's about being more you. 


  • New book from Mark Shayler, author of Do Disrupt
  • Key business skill - get to grips with it and get much better at it
  • Contains reassuring advice, practical guidance and some funny stories
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‘Now more than ever, the world needs us to share the stories of who we are, and how we came to be. This book shows us how.’
Joan Iyiola
‘A soulful, timely resource. With a thoughtfully human-centric and humorous approach, Mark pairs practical, tactical guidance for how to develop and articulate ideas, with anecdotes and real-world examples to inspire you along the way. Beyond presenting at your best, this book will (re)connect you to the core of who you are.’
Holley M. Kholi-Murchison, Partner, HOLI. Brands
‘As an actor, I develop a character, step into their shoes and share them for a while. To do this you need to know yourself. Be yourself. This empowering book will help you to do just that.’
Mark Benton
‘It’s like your knowledgable inner-self giving you a pep talk. Genuinely feel I can give a presentation now.’
Kate, reader

About the author

Mark Shayler is one of Britain's most charismatic keynote speakers. He has made a reputation by thinking on his feet and engaging audiences at some of the world's biggest organisations and conferences. When he isn't on stage, he is a leading change consultant for companies including Samsung and Coca-Cola. He is a founding partner of the Do Lectures and the author of Do Disrupt: Change the status quo. Or become it (2013)

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Product Details

Pub date: April 2020
Dimensions: 120x178mm
ISBN: 978-1-907974-76-2
eBook ISBN: 978-1-907974-77-9


Contain illustrations by the author.

Paper & print details

Paperback editions are printed by OZGraf Print on Munken, an FSC-certified paper

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