GUEST SPEAKER: Shannon O’Dowd click here.
WHERE: Carlsbad Dove Library
1775 Dove Ln Carlsbad
COST: $20.00 ($10.00 for Members) Click here.
Most authors are introverts, but in order to promote their books they need to talk about it – sometimes in front of lots of people. To many, this is terrifying. Speaker, on-air talent, and coach Shannon O’Dowd offers strategies and exercises for eliminating your jitters and performing like a pro. O’Dowd starts by explaining humans’ psychological perspective on public speaking and how to alter it. Then she offers numerous tactics for speaking more naturally, such as memorizing your open and close while outlining the rest of your speech so it is delivered in an easy and natural way. O’Dowd will help any author to conquer their fears so they can market their book with confidence and flair.
Shannon O’Dowd is a TV Host/Spokesperson as well as an on-camera coach and media trainer who specializes in TV hosts, influencers, and experts. Originally from St. Petersburg, FL with a degree in Theatre Performance from Florida State University, she has been working on both sides of the camera (as on-camera host and also as a coach), for well over a decade.
As on-camera talent, she has been the spokesperson for several national commercial campaigns including Cable One, Sunsweet Raisins, OfficeMax, Invisalign, and Nissan. As a host, she has been on QVC as well as being the face of many spots in the infomercial world including Keurig, Aerobed, Instant Figure, Nano Gym, Lipozene, Bankruptcy Legal Network, etc.
As a coach, she has clients on the Today Show, the Doctors, HGTV, Hallmark, WE, DIY, QVC, HSN, and on talk shows, news appearances, morning shows, and more! Her training focuses on camera technique, brand messaging, talking points, and sound bites for TV Appearances, Press Junkets, Talk Shows, Social Media, etc.
She is also the co-author of The Ultimate On-Camera Guidebook: Hosts*Experts*Influencers.