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My new book, "The Public Speaking Horror Show: 7 Secrets to Kill It as a Speaker" is coming in Fall 2023. Be the first to know when it drops!

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“WOW!!! Laura Reid delivers a MUST-HAVE, MUST-READ, excellent book on public speaking. The Public Speaking Horror Show leads you to the other side of your fears and, most importantly, teaches you how to get up, speak up, and own the room... any room.”

Willie Jones, 1997 World Champion of Public Speaking

"What is unique and delightful about The Public Speaking Horror Show is Laura's darkly funny and entertaining voice. This is one of those non-fiction books that can read like fiction while public speaking fears melt away. Laura has you laughing your way to better communication!"

Mike Carr, 2020 World Champion of Public Speaking, Founder, The Consistency Initiative

“From the deeper reasons behind the common fear of public speaking to practical but powerful tips, Laura shares the wisdom she has collected on her own journey to light the way for others.”

Jenny Pentland, Author of This Will Be Funny Later

What a refreshing treat! The Public Speaking Horror Show's creative twist on the spooky topic of public speaking will entertain and enlighten you. I strongly recommend reading this book; you'll truly enjoy it.”

Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE Author of What To Do When You're The Speaker

“Now and then, a book appears that takes you on a wild and crazy ride with lots of magical twists and turns. Whether you’ve never stepped onto a stage before or the stage is your second home, Laura’s secrets are the key to living an inspired life, sharing your message with the world, and delivering it with your own conviction and magic!

Paul N. Larsen, MA, CPPC, Founder, Find Your VOICE Coaching Institute

“Usually, I have no patience to sit down and read a book, but The Public Speaking Horror Show's unique mix of learning and humor hooks the reader AND delivers valuable lessons.

Mohammed Qahtani, 2015 World Champion of Public Speaking

"Many people take the stage, but few own it. Laura Reid's book, The Public Speaking Horror Show, teaches you how to avoid the mistakes most presenters make so you can have the impact most presenters don't. If you're ready to own the stage, this book is the gift that keeps on giving to you, your speeches, and your audiences."

Craig Valentine, 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking, Founder, Inner Circle for Speakers

This book is fresh, fun, and fabulous. It gives beautiful insights into what holds us back and powerful processes to help you move forward. The Public Speaking Horror Show's tips and tricks, interspersed with Laura's hilarious humor, make this book the best friend and speaking coach I know so many are looking for. She will entertain you while also leading you to lean into your fear, uncover your story, and share your voice.”

Verity Price, 2021 World Champion of Public Speaking, Accredited Speaker

"If you'd rather be slaughtered by vampires than speak in public, step into Laura's crypt. She'll take you from the graveyard to greatness, from ghastly to gleeful, from ghoulish to… something else that starts with G. Seriously, get this book before the next full moon."

Kevin Burke, 2008 Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year

Be the confident, captivating and creative speaker of your dreams.

Public speaking can be a nightmare, yet it remains the most powerful, authentic and effective way to make an impact, yet it remains one of our biggest fears. This book is for aspiring speakers who want to overcome their fear and captivate any audience - virtual or live. Much has changed in our world over the pandemic, but one thing is certain - the need to connect and inspire has never been greater. This book will provide reader with the tools they need to gain the courage to find their most authentic voice, tell stories and be an unforgettable speaker. Packed with game-changing techniques, tips and inspiration and sprinkled with haiku and thoughtful activities, readers of The Public Speaking Horror Show will be delighted to find that speaking doesn’t have to be so scary.