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The Handbook of Public Speaking (Petit manuel à l’usage de ceux pour qui l’oral est un cauchemar)



Original Language: French | 156 pp. | January 2019

2 Seas represents: World Excl. French rights.

Over 7,000 copies sold

Rights Sold: Romania (Editura For You)


Public speaking is the foundation of our personal and professional development. It is necessary on a daily basis in our relations with others, but also to succeed in life – from oral tests in High School to job interviews. However, public speaking is not taught at school, so it’s no surprise that so many of us feel helpless when it comes to giving a speech.

Coach, voice actress and theatre professor Valérie Guerlain has devised a simple and effective method to help those who fear public speaking. Her ACT Workshop-Theatre Coaching Method combines group work with individual follow-up and theatrical expression. She starts from the basics (exercises to speak comfortably and gain self-esteem) and then gradually moves on to putting those exercises into practice, providing concrete testimonies and examples.

Valérie Guerlain is a voice actress, theatre professor and coach. For the last ten years, she has been leading public speaking training programs for companies and workshops in colleges and high schools. She lives in Saint Maur-des-Fossés (94).