Ever been at a loss for words on an important occasion? Be it a business presentation or a television appearance, a proposal of love or a one-to-one with your direct reports, this book helps you discover your voice and hence leaves your audience—and not you—speechless!
A powerful D-I-Y book on effective public speaking, Speechless explores and explains the magic and logic which go into crafting an effective speech, presentation or talk. Authored by Roshan Abbas and Siddharth Banerjee, two of India’s most experienced communicators, the book rests on the duo’s belief that effective communication can be taught and shaped by deliberate practice. The authors have distilled 50 years of their experience in effective communication into a simple mantra that you can imbibe and follow, replete with examples, stories, tips and tricks, expert interviews and practice exercises.
Speechless brings—for the first time in India—in-depth interviews of the country’s foremost public speakers, thus serving as a guide to both amateurs and professionals who want to hone their power of public speaking.
About the authors:
Roshan Abbas is one of India’s finest orators and storytellers, besides being a successful entrepreneur and business leader. Roshan’s radio, stage, television and events experience has led him to win seven national awards for TV and radio, which gives him the Jedi Master stature in the world of effective communication.
Roshan graduated from the prestigious Jamia Millia Islamia University and built Geometry Encompass into one of India’s finest experiential marketing agencies. Currently, Roshan’s passion lies in Kommune, a platform for curated stories and diverse storytellers.
Siddharth Banerjee is one of India’s leading business executives and an award-winning global marketer. He has gained experience over nearly two decades in competitive industries like FMCG and telecom—living and working across India, Singapore, Sri Lanka and the UK.
Siddharth holds an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi, and has coupled it with executive education from the Harvard Business School and the University of Oxford. He is a published author, a regular on jury panels in advertising and marketing and one of the most sought after industry speakers in the Asia-Pacific region.