The Public Speaking Primer
by Carol Roan
8 X 5.25 paperback
Carol Roan holds master's degrees in music from Indiana University and in business from Columbia. She began performing professionally as a singer at eighteen. Critics were soon commenting on her stage presence, which became the focus for her later research. She developed a method for teaching others how to communicate with an audience, and taught the first stage presence course in the country at the New School of Music in Philadelphia. Since that time, her clients have used their training in venues ranging from the Metropolitan Opera stage to boardrooms, courtrooms, and classrooms. Carol is the author of Clues to American Dance (Starrhill Press) and co-editor of When Last on the Mountain: The View from Writers over 50 (Holy Cow! Press). She currently teaches voice and stage presence in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
"Carol taught me to truly and deeply connect to my audiences when I give readings."
— Mark Hardy, author of Nothing Pink
"I repeat Carol’s words of wisdom often and refer her name to anyone and everyone seeking to become a more sincere and passionate performer."
— Kirsti Gholson, singer/songwriter
"There may be no one who combines practical advice with a solid philosophy the way Carol does."
— Garry Hyatt, Esq.
"If it weren’t for Carol and her ability to show me the things I needed to see, I would still be standing awkwardly in front of the room with my eyes shut tight."
— Megan Asplundh, vocalist, Spirits & Song
— Indianapolis Star
— Evening Bulletin
“wonderful . . . very funny”
— Winston-Salem Journal
“thrilling style . . .a beautiful timbre . . . dramatic passion”
— Atlantic City Press
Cover artist Vicki Latimer Roan was once sent home from nursery school for painting her arms, legs and face. She’s progressively improved upon staying inside the lines. Since opening her own design studio, Vicki has focused mainly on print projects including logos, business collateral, packaging and custom patterns. Moving to Winston-Salem in 2007, she lives and works in the West End, while simultaneously encouraging her children Lincoln and Harriet to color outside the lines.
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