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Public Speaking with Confidence: How to Overcome Anxiety and Deliver Unforgettable Presentations by Philipp Humm

The Marketing Book Podcast: "Public Speaking with Confidence: How to Overcome Anxiety and Deliver Unforgettable Presentations” by Philipp Humm

About the Book

Discover a proven, easy-to-follow system to feel excited about speaking in public.

You’ve probably tried to speak in public a few times before. Maybe your heart started racing, you had difficulty breathing, or you forgot what you wanted to say. You’ve tried a few different strategies, but nothing has worked. It sucks, right?

Philipp Humm knows the struggle you’re going through right now.

For years, speaking in public was the single thing he was most afraid of.

Until he discovered the techniques you’re about to learn.

In this book, you’ll master the techniques that have helped him overcome his fear of public speaking and feel excited to speak in public.

They are the same techniques he used to prepare for his TEDx talk, which he’s taught in his workshops with companies including Google, Oracle, ASICS, Visa, Salesforce, Metlife, and EON.

Some of the exercises are a bit unconventional. Some are weird. But they’re also the most effective in helping you feel confident about speaking in public.

In this step-by-step guide, you’ll discover how to:

  • Give fewer f*cks about what other people think of you
  • Structure your presentations following an effective 9-step process
  • Turn any boring speech into a captivating performance
  • Rehearse your presentation like a professional actor
  • Get yourself into the zone with a powerful 10-minute warm-up routine

The techniques you’re about to learn have changed Philipp Humms’ life, and they’ve turned thousands of his clients into charismatic speakers.

They will help you:

  • Get promoted faster
  • Become the trusted expert in your industry
  • Close more deals
  • Teach and mentor others

Be the most interesting person to talk to, overcome your anxiety, and feel excited to speak in public!

About the Author

Philipp Humm is on a mission to help professionals worldwide reach their full potential through confident, authentic, impactful communication.

He has helped thousands of sellers, leaders, and entrepreneurs worldwide use stories to inspire in business and beyond. His clients include Google, Visa, and Oracle, to name a few.

Before his speaking career took off, Philipp worked for nearly a decade at Uber, Bain & Company, and Blackstone.

He discovered his passion for performance arts (acting, improv., and storytelling) during his time in New York City while earning his MBA at Columbia University.

His TEDx talk on “The Secret to Building Confidence” was selected as an Editor’s Pick by the global TED organization.

He is also the author of The StorySelling Method: Master the Art of Storytelling to Build Trust, Stand Out, and Boost Sales which was featured on episode 463 of The Marketing Book Podcast in 2023.

And, interesting fact – according to page 18 of his previous book The StorySelling Method, he once received a testimonial that included, “He’s got a German accent that’s hotter than a pretzel straight out of the oven.”

Listen to the Interview…


Presentation Structure (mentioned in the interview)

Presentation Structure


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