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Fearless Public Speaking

About the Book                                                                                                                                  Stage fright is your friend – that’s one of the many things you will discover when you learn to rock the mic. Fearless Public Speaking teaches young people how to plan, prepare and deliver a speech with confidence. Outlining, ad-libbing, composing, performing, writing and reciting – everything you need is found in this fun yet practical guide.

About the Author                                                                                                 Performance poetry, training workshops, storytelling, classroom teaching - Joy Jones has addressed countless audiences. She is the director the of performance poetry group, The Spoken Word and founder of the multigenerational double Dutch team, DC Retro Jumpers. Jones is the author of several books including Private Lessons: A Book of Meditations for Teachers. and Tambourine Moon, which was selected as one of the best books for children by the black caucus of the ALA and featured on the Bernie Mac show. Fearless Public Speaking debuts Spring, 2019. Visit her at www.joyjonesOnline.com.



What People Are Saying 

Joy Jones’ advice to young speech makers combines hilarious double-takes along with solid examples of how to avoid being boring, ways of using nervousness as an inspiration, and thankfully - dynamic and stimulating ways to use props and other audiovisuals aids. I can almost hear [teens’] youthful laughter as they read this encouraging text. While they are smiling over Joy’s witty statements, they are learning how to make good speeches.  

--Carolivia Herron, best-selling author of Nappy Hair


When Joy Jones speaks, the audience listens—and learns.  Jones brings her skill and know-how as public speaker, performer, and slam-poetry coach to this lively, informative guide. Tips and playful exercises guide nervous teens to greater confidence whether speaking in a classroom, off the cuff or in competition.  I wish I had this when I was a teen!

—Mary Quattlebaum, children’s author and creative writing professor 


This comprehensive and rich book is written in a style that teens can relate to and gives them the tools they need to be successful. I can't wait to recommend this book to my teens.   -- Adjoa Burrowes, author and illustrator




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