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Speaker, Leader, Champion: Succeed at Work Through the Power of Public Speaking, featuring the prize-winning speeches of Toastmasters World Champions by Ryan Avery, Jeremey Donovan

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

It takes a community of leaders to write a book. We are indebted to our agent, Jackie Meyer, to our “secret” line editor, PJ Dempsey, and to the following individuals on the McGraw-Hill team for the magic they create behind the scenes: Chelsea Van der Gaag, Ann Pryor, Mary Glenn, Ron Martirano, and Janice Race.

A special thank-you to our editor extraordinaire, Casey Ebro. We almost wanted to keep revising this book because the guidance you gave us made the book 10 times better after every draft. You should be writing books about public speaking yourself; yet you humbly give your ideas freely so others look good, with no expectation of attribution.

This book would not have been possible without the guidance of the past Toastmasters ...

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