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The ability to speak successfully in unplanned situations can impact our personal and professional lives: deals are won, relationships initiated, questions answered, and much more. Whether we like it or not, the need to speak spontaneously crops up many times in our everyday life. The good news is that you can get better at your spontaneous speaking! In this Think Faster, Talk Smarter interactive fire side chat, Stanford Graduate School of Business lecturer and Continuing Studies instructor, coach, Think Fast, Talk Smart: The Podcast host, and author Matt Abrahams introduces a simple six-step methodology for helping us feel more comfortable and confident speaking on the spot. This webinar will be recorded.

Book Giveaway: Update!

Winners will be announced this week for the latest copy of: Think Faster, Talk Smarter: How to Speak Successfully When You're Put on the Spot. Winners will be notified via email. 


Matt Abrahams
Matt Abrahams is a leading expert in communication with decades of experience as an educator, author, podcast host, and coach. As a Lecturer in Organizational Behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business, he teaches popular classes in strategic communication and effective virtual presenting. He received Stanford GSB’s Alumni Teaching Award in recognition of his teaching students around the world. Matt also teaches with Continuing Studies, offering courses in communication and public speaking. Outside of the classroom, Matt is a sought-after keynote speaker and communication consultant. He has helped countless presenters improve and hone their communication, including some who have delivered IPO road shows as well as Nobel Prize, TED, and World Economic Forum presentations. His online talks garner millions of views and he hosts the popular, award-winning podcast Think Fast, Talk Smart: The Podcast. His new book Think Faster, Talk Smarter: How to Speak Successfully When You're Put on the Spot provides tangible, actionable skills to help even the most anxious of speakers succeed when speaking spontaneously, such as navigating Q&A sessions, shining in job interviews, providing effective feedback, making small talk, fixing faux pas, persuading others. His previous book Speaking Up without Freaking Out: 50 Techniques for Confident and Compelling Presenting has helped thousands of people manage speaking anxiety and present more confidently and authentically. 


For questions regarding registration for the webinar, please email: continuingstudies@stanford.edu. Thank you!

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