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An Asperger's Guide to Public Speaking

An Asperger's Guide to Public Speaking

How to Excel at Public Speaking for Professionals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Rosalind A. Bergemann

Part of the Asperger's Employment Skills Guides series

Quick Overview

People with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) often excel at public speaking, but there are key elements that they can find challenging. This book explains how to master public speaking with advice on preparation, delivery, gauging your audience, and surviving post-speech social events - all addressed from a unique Asperger perspective.
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Paperback / softback
2015, 9.57in x 6.73in / 243mm x 171mm, 184pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-516-1
2015, ePUB, 184pp
ISBN: 978-0-85700-979-1
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This practical guide to effective public speaking for professionals with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) provides tailored advice on using your Asperger strengths to your advantage and overcoming areas of challenge to find your public speaking voice.

Written by a business leader with Asperger Syndrome, it includes guidance and hands-on tools for preparation, research and delivery of successful speeches and presentations. It addresses all the key areas that can cause particular difficulty for people with Asperger Syndrome such as coping with anxiety, interpreting the facial expressions of your audience, awareness of your own body language as projected to others, sensory overload issues caused by the speaking environment, and surviving post-speech networking and social events.

Whether giving a presentation at a meeting, hosting a corporate event, or delivering an autism awareness speech, this book provides all the guidance that professionals with Asperger Syndrome need to master public speaking.


By (author): Rosalind A. Bergemann


This is one downloadable PDF, including the following tables and templates from the book:


pp.148–149: Your Initial Thoughts

pp.152–154: Key Elements of Public Speaking

pp.155–157: Part 1 – Your individual behaviours

pp.157–163: Part 2 – Your current coping strategies

p.167: Developing Your Public Speaking Persona

pp.168–169: Part 1 – Mannerisms at rest

pp.169–170: Part 2 – Mannerisms whilst speaking

p.171: The Topic Research Template – Template 1

p.172: The Topic Research Template – Template 2

pp.174–175: Template for Developing Your Speech Notes 

An Asperger's Guide to Public Speaking - Resource.pdf