About the Book

Have you ever struggled with speaking in public?

Are you introverted, shy or, at times, socially awkward?

Do you find it challenging to communicate your value with confidence?

Carma Spence, author of Public Speaking Super Powers
I’m Carma Spence, and I can say I’ve struggled with all these things myself at one time. I’ve lacked self-confidence. I’ve avoided speaking before groups. I’ve even kept silent about the value I have to offer the world.

No longer. From personal experience, I know for a fact that you can be a decent speaker even if you are introverted, shy and socially awkward. And, this is one of the reasons that I’ve written Public Speaking Super PowersTM.

Public speaking is an important, possibly essential, skill to learn.

↪ It increases self-confidence and courage.
↪ It is good for business and your career.
↪ It can improve your listening skills.
↪ And, it can help you in your relationships.

Public Speaking Super PowersTM was written for beginner and intermediate speakers: Those who’ve never felt comfortable speaking in front of a group, as well as those who have just gotten their feet wet but know they still have a lot to learn.

It covers all the foundational skills and techniques needed to be a decent public speaker and provides a path for improving communication and speaking skills over time.

In this book, you will learn

  • how to unleash your inner public speaking superpowers
  • the five key speech writing skills
  • the six foundational delivery tools and techniques

and more!

At the end of this book, you will be able to identify your speaking strengths, as well as areas for improvement, and create a plan of action to take you from where you are now to where you want to be.

So, are you ready to unleash your inner speaking superhero and communicate your message with confidence?

Buy your copy of Public Speaking Super PowersTM today! Available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.

Public Speaking Super Powers

Where is Public Speaking Super Powers Available?

You can order Public Speaking Super Powers in paperback and hardcover directly from the author, at your favorite bookstore or online through these and other vendors.

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What Readers Are Saying

Felicia Slattery
“Drawing from the experiences of in-the-trenches everyday speakers, Carma Spence has taken a fun concept of superheroes and translated it into public speaking skills. A comprehensive look at excelling in front of an audience, Public Speaking Super Powers is both accessible and useful for speakers who want to develop their speaking superpowers. Highly recommended!”
Felicia J. Slattery, M.A., M.Ad.Ed.,
Best-Selling Author of 21 Ways to Make Money Speaking,
Creator of the Signature SpeechTM, and founder of Speaker Cash Collective

“It’s not every day that someone puts in the amount of research, time, and care on a topic that is so misunderstood and so poorly taught by perceived influencers in the public speaking space. Carma’s unique approach to unlocking your superpowers and unleashing your speaking skills is a fresh, practical, and accessible manual for anyone who wants to break into the speaking world.”
Davide Di Giorgio
Speaker, Coach and Author of Being Unapologetic
Davide Di Giorgio

Ben Parris
“An accessible guide for everyone. I have nothing but praise for this clear-thinking presenter. Spence has uncovered valuable advice, much of which I tell my public speaking students every day, and much that hadn’t occurred to me. I kept pausing and commenting, Wow, she’s smart! As accomplished a public speaker as I am today, I read this book through thinking about how much easier my path could have been if I had this advice when I started.”
Ben Parris,
Former taxpayer education spokesman for the U.S. Treasury Dept.,
Solar System Ambassador/Media trainer with NASA, and
Author of Today You Write the Book: The Keys to Start Your Novel


eLit Book Awards
Book Excellence Awards Finalists
Author Academy Awards Top 10 Finalist

Public Speaking Super PowersTM Answers the questions:

“If Public Speakers Were Superheroes,What Would Their Super Powers Be?”
And Could YOU Develop Those Powers Too?

Read the article that started it all here.

Learn from more than 85 public speaking superheroes what they believe their super powers to be and how you can develop them, too!

From fainting during a first public speech to taking the spotlight at a tender age, speakers come in all shapes, sizes and innate talent levels. Public Speaking Super PowersTM shares their stories and advice, illustrating how you can unleash your inner public speaking superhero, as well. Each chapter ends with three exercises you can do to develop the speaking superpower discussed in that chapter.

Public speaking skills can help you grow your business…progress in your career…be more confident in your day-to-day life…even become a career in itself. Regardless of how you want to use presentation skills in your life, Public Speaking Super PowersTM will help you develop the abilities you need to succeed.

Buy your copy of Public Speaking Super PowersTM now!

Why the Superhero/Super Power Metaphor?

Superheros are excellent metaphors for what each and every one of us has inside. Most of the origin tales of superheroes show that they started off ordinary but came into their own extraordinary-ness through some trigger event. Whether it was being bitten by a radioactive spider, being dowsed with radiation or just learning of their true origins, each superhero started out ordinary in their own minds.

We are all like that … ordinary in our own minds until some trigger event allows us to see how extraordinary we really are.

Although I have never read comic books or graphic novels (too many pictures … long story), I have had a long-time fascination with superheroes. In fact, when I was in elementary school I invented my very own superhero during a summer arts and crafts class. (Pictured here in the top two pictures on the right.)

One of the projects was to create a paper mache puppet … and thus Butterfly Girl was born! When in her secret identity, Butterfly Girl wore a simple yellow scarf around her head. But when someone was in danger, the scarf came off and her beautiful butterfly wings would sprout from her back and off she went to save the day!

Later, I became an avid fan of superhero TV shows and cartoons. Some of my favorite shows included Batman starring Adam West and Burt Ward (would you believe I had a crush on Frank Gorshin as The Riddler?), The Incredible Hulk starring Bill Bixby and The Amazing Spider-Man starring Nicholas Hammond. And, of course, who can forget The New Adventures of Wonder Woman starring Lynda Carter and Lyle Waggoner! (Loved that sparkling tooth!)

And these days, my husband and I love going to see the latest Marvel film featuring Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, The Hulk and the rest.

Carma Spence and her Butterfly Girl puppet

Carma Spence proudly displays her Butterfly Girl puppet.

Butterfly Girl in action

What Readers Are Saying

Dana Pharant
“Speaking is fast becoming an essential skill to master no matter what job or industry you are in. Carma presents easy to understand and utilize tools for anyone looking to break into the speaking industry or even to present more powerfully in the boardroom. This book is a must-read.”
Dana Pharant
Founder of Inner Dominatrix™

“The book is AMAZING. You did such a remarkable job of weaving so much gold in such a comprehensive way. I am truly proud to be in this book. Thank you for including me.”
Cindy Ashton,
Award-winning TV Host of Cindy Uncorked on e360tv
CEO of Speaker Stardom Booking Agency
Keynote Speaker and Elite Level Presentation at Your Persuasive Voice
Cindy Ashton

Cynthia Kersey
“Carma Spence shows readers how to unleash their inner public speaking superhero with clear, actionable steps. Packed with useful information for beginners and intermediate level speakers alike, Public Speaking Super Powers is an engaging and valuable read.”
Cynthia Kersey
Bestselling author, Unstoppable
CEO & Founder, Unstoppable Foundation