Resources for becoming a confident public speaker

Carla Kimball takes an unusual approach to public speaking. She works from inside-out, not giving you a list of things to remember, but rather helping you find a calm, quiet center from which to speak.  This is because her simple and practical strategies and tools can be practiced in everyday life and interactions, not just when you making a formal presentation.

Carla has written two workbooks to help you discover your own innate quality of presence.  They are filled with articles and exercises to practice what you’ve learned.

  • SpeakingPresence Toolkit:  Describes the mental models that get in the way of speaking with presence and those that help you create a sense of presence. Filled with articles and exercises to support you in your journey towards speaking confidence.
  • The ABCs of Presence in Speaking, Leading, and Life!:  A workbook of 26 articles and related exercises to help you over come your fear of public speaking.

Public Speaking Blog Posts: Carla is a prolific writer in the field of public speaking presence and has compiled her many articles into separate blog posts.  These articles are timeless and can be enjoyed at any time.

The Yoga of Public Speaking Blog Posts:  Much of Carla’s inspiration for her work in helping people develop an authentic speaking presence comes from her years of experience as a dancer, yoga teacher, and tai chi practitioner.  This subset of public speaking blog posts explores ways that these movement practices can you develop an embodied presence as a speaker and leader.