They Don’t Have to be Naked: A New Approach to Public Speaking

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WARNING: This guide, contradicts a lot of the accepted principles of "good" public speaking. I encourage you to maintain an open mind and challenge your beliefs you may like what you find. This book uses concepts developed from police interrogation, poker analysis, improv, acting and stand-up comedy to create a comprehensive guide to become not just good, but interesting, compelling and memorable. More

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About Ivan Wanis Ruiz

I have over 15 years of public speaking and facilitation experience. Originally I was trained at the Ministry of Attorney General's Office of British Columbia in facilitation and spent two years travelling around the province speaking to youths from 5-18 about racism and violence.
My speaking audiences were amazingly diverse. I might speak to 60 kindergarten students in the morning in an auditorium and 4 at risk teenagers in a youth detention centre in the afternoon and finish the evening in front of teachers and police officers.

I also had the great honour of representing one of Canada's top universities (McGill) internationally as part of their elite case competition team speaking to business professionals and fellow business students worldwide.

During this time I was asked by several professors at McGill Management to speak in front of their students and teach my techniques for public speaking. This is really where the concept of training others was born. Since then I have achieved an Advanced Toastmasters Gold designation from Toastmasters International, the highest designation available in communication under the Toastmasters system and was the president of the Walter Gage Toastmasters for 2 years; in which time we were awarded the Presidents Distinguished Club award from Toastmasters International and locally the District Star Award. I have also been a guest trainer at UBC Sauder School of Business Early Masters Program and The Interior Designers Institute of BC among many others. Most recently I was the Co-Host to the Vancouver International Salsafestival & the Shine Dance Festival speaking in front of over 1000 people nightly.
Currently I am working with the Dale Carnegie Group in Ontario delivering High Impact Presentation Training.
I am also currently a member of the Second City Conservatory Program.

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meritak reviewed on July 24, 2014

This is a succinctly written guide with excellent strategies for effective public speaking. As a teacher, I would easily recommend this to both colleagues and students. Overall, I feel this is an accessible, entertaining and practical resource. Many thanks, Ivan!
(reviewed 27 days after purchase)
Gil reviewed on July 10, 2014

I found the book to be very informative and easy to read for a novice such as myself. It is filled with practical and useful advice that one can utilize in any situation. It is extremely well written and organized. A very fine job.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
Adolph Kaestner reviewed on June 24, 2014

Well done Ivan - been a Toastie for 30 years and now a Professional Motivational Speaker, Trainer and Speakers Mentor and I got many tips and reminders from your book.
A must read for all people starting out and a must read every few years for those in the business who fall into ruts and need to be reminded to check and change
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Cmac24 reviewed on June 20, 2014

A quick and easy read packed with practical advice. I'd recommend it to anyone starting out with public speaking or giving presentations for work. The section on memorization and using slides is priceless--I wish every presenter gave as much thought to slide design and the integration between slides and speech content as Ivan advocates.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
gpeters reviewed on June 18, 2014

Great book, very practical. I already started using some of the tips. I have been in Toastmasters for 3 years and I still learned a lot from this book. The most valuable part was about how people naturally cover up certain parts of their body (neck, belly button, and crotch) when nervous. I noticed this and now already look way more confident! Thanks Ivan!!
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Shtoop reviewed on June 18, 2014
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Great read and unique tips on public speaking I have not heard before. I look forward to becoming a more dynamic speaker.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Norman Davie reviewed on June 18, 2014

One of the things I like about this book: No fluff
It gets right down to business and you can use all the techniques right away.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
K. C. Boone, MSFE reviewed on Dec. 15, 2013

Well worth reading.
(review of free book)
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