“Speak Now” – A new perspective on communications in the workplace

“A vital skill in any role is to be able to communicate effectively – this is the book to reach for.” – Sir Anthony O’Reilly

by Gazette Reporter
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Orlaith Carmody, expert communications consultant and executive coach, has announced the launch of a brand new, fully-revised and updated edition of her debut book. 

The launch of ‘Speak Now: Communicate well in the Workplace’ follows the success of the original title ‘Perform As A Leader’ which was released by Ballpoint Press in 2015The second edition focuses on the importance of effective communication skills in today’s workplace, which is swamped by the distractions of the fast-paced, increasingly digital world, that exists post-pandemic.  

Commenting on her new book, Ms Carmody said: “Covid launched us, as a society, into new levels of communication technology which has resulted in successful delivery of information being more challenging than ever before. In my new book I demonstrate how in the live arena, effective human communication still needs to take precedence over infographics and lengthy slide decks. And how, despite the marvel of virtual gatherings, an online speaker now faces an audience that is even more likely to zone out and head for the kettle if their attention is not immediately grabbed by the message!”

The author packs in a treasury of advice gleaned over her years of working as an executive coach in communications.

She provides the reader with the tools to beat nerves; how to favour passion over PowerPoint; and how to get to the heart of what to say and deliver it clearly and impactfully.  

Orlaith shares the necessary strategies to bolster self-confidence and maintain energy levels in the competitive workplace, while advising how and when to lay them down and recognise the value of true work-life balance. 

Written with humour and in a concise, accessible style this book is guaranteed to make a great stocking filler for executives of all levels. ‘Speak Now: Communicate well in the Workplace’ is priced at €15.00 and is available from all good bookshops (see editor’s notes below).

Featured Image: Ivan Yates, Helena Mulkerns, Gavin Duffy and Orlaith Carmody

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