Author Event


at Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612.822.4611,

• Thursday, March 29, 7:30 p.m. — Matt Abrahams leads a workshop based on his book, Speaking Up Without Freaking Out: 25 Techniques for Confident Calm and Competent Presenting — Concerned about an upcoming interview? Anxious about being asked to provide your thoughts during a meeting? Fearful of being required to give a presentation? Many of us are uneasy about speaking in public. In fact, The Book of Lists identifies speaking in front of others as Americans’ number one fear. Come hear Matt Abrahams, author of Speaking Up Without Freaking Out: 35 Techniques for Confident, Calm, and Competent Presenting, deliver a workshop designed to provide you with several practical techniques you can use to manage your speaking anxiety.

Professor Matt Abrahams is a passionate, collaborative and innovative educator and consultant with more than 20 years of experience helping people confidently deliver presentations. He teaches at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and Continuing Studies Program, Palo Alto University, and De Anza College, Cupertino, CA. Abrahams is also Co-Founder and Principal at Bold Echo Communications Solutions, a presentation and communication skills company based in Silicon Valley that helps people improve their presentation skills. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with this wife and two children.

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