10 Seconds of Courage

10 Seconds of Courage


Discover how to move beyond whatever is holding you back from being a confident and successful presenter! A culmination of 30 years of learning and teaching, this beautifully insightful book explains that courage is the means to developing confidence and stepping up as a successful presenter. 10 Seconds of Courage is a simple yet profound approach, available to anyone wishing to address the age old “fear of public speaking”. Containing 10 key principles, 10 Seconds of Courage travels from the basics (such as use of breath and body language) to deeper, more specific lessons, that deal with your negative inner voice, address external influences and mentor you to develop a mindful and purposeful approach to presenting. You will find yourself “in the moment”, learning the lessons and confidently moving forward with 10 seconds of courage because 10 seconds is doable!

Natalie Cossar is a ‘wordsmith’ with exceptional skill, who has the courage to share with you her personal experiences about public speaking. When you read ‘10 Seconds of Courage’ you soon come to realise that this book is different. For some, public speaking creates an underlying level of fear, lack of confidence and anxiety in the most professional of experts and I used to be one of them! I wish I had the advantage of this knowledge in the past when I had to contend with that inconvenient ‘fear’ that used to immobilise me; the tummy upset, the dry mouth and the desire to ‘run’ away prior to presenting. However the practical suggestions imbedded within the information that Natalie shares will support you in the development of your skills and confidence so that you won’t have to experience those difficulties. The journey towards becoming a professional speaker is about developing a procedural format, following a pre-determined and structured pathway of support when anxiety and fear overwhelms you. ‘10 Seconds of Courage’ is all that’s necessary to give you that support as you travel this exciting pathway of development – enjoy the journey rather than fear it.
– Joane Goulding

“10 Seconds of Courage” is about so much more than public speaking, it’s about finding your authentic voice and being able to articulate your truth. A beautifully presented book that everyone from students to CEOs will find invaluable.”
– Donna de Zwart, Chief Executive Officer, Fitted for Work

“Natalie’s 10 Seconds of Courage will help you achieve this. It has very useful insights into how to manage your fear and how to transform this feeling into one of confidence and courage.”
– Alberto Calderon, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, ORICA

This ebook is the PDF version.