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How To Talk So People Will Listen: And Sound Confident (Even When You’re Not)

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
September 2023
2 hours 12 minutes
Find your voice and own the room, even when your legs are shaking!

Do you sometimes feel awkward about speaking in class or meeting new people? Lots of us feel like this sometimes-even people whose job it is to talk!

In this audiobook, professional cartoon voice artist Lizzie Waterworth tells you all about her strategies for confident speaking, from breathing exercises to what to do with your hands, and how to conquer that pesky inner voice that whispers 'What if...?'.

Packed with funny stories from Lizzie's world of cartoons, and top tips from a host of professional voice artists and public figures, such as Stephen Fry, David Menkin, and BBC presenter Ben Shires, this audiobook is full of practical advice to help you find your voice!

Including Horrid HenryTM references by kind permission of Novel Entertainment Limited.

Narrated by Lizzie Waterworth with contributions from: Stephen Fry, Sue Elliott-Nicholls, Emma Tate, Wayne Forester, Tom Clarke Hill, Mel Churcher, Marcel McCalla, David Menkin, David Holt, Catherine Conley, Jules de Jongh, Katherine Schell, Keith Wickham, Raj Ghatak, Sharon Miller, Akie Kotabe, Ben Shires, Teresa Gallagher, Lewis Dow, Jimmy Hibbert, Jenny Clarke, Leigh Matty, Steve Hoy.

Lizzie Waterworth had her first break into animation voiceovers aged 22, and has been voicing award-winning cartoons and video games ever since, including the lead role in Horrid Henry and characters in numerous successful kids' shows like Bob the Builder and Mush-Mush and the Mushables. In 2019, she was nominated for a BAFTA for her role as Henry. When she's not in a recording studio, she is helping young people to build their speaking confidence, visiting schools and businesses to run workshops, speaking at events, and coaching one-to-one. Lizzie is currently working with her local NHS hospital Milton Keynes University Hospital, supporting their paediatric department by identifying ways to help children feel more confident during their visits.

'We teach our children reading and writing but we forget listening and speaking, which are essential life skills. Lizzie brilliantly fills that gap for speaking in this fun, easy-to-read manual for children of all ages (and parents too!). Every child should have this!' - Julian Treasure, top-10 TED speaker and author of How To Be Heard

'The book looks really brilliant - I will definitely be using it for homework sessions with my younger ones.' - Dr Natalie Cawley, counselling psychologist and psychotherapist

'Lizzie has a terrific way of helping folks overcome natural fears about speaking in front of others, and this book very much captures her spirit and energy. In How to Talk so People Will Listen, she draws on her professional knowledge and experience to treat the topic seriously while also making it fun.' - James Tierney, Yale University English Language Programs

© 2023 Lizzie Waterworth (P) 2023 DK Audio
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