Blog Partner Kit

Dear Blogger,

If you’re here, you are seeking to participate in the 2018-2019 Public Speaking Super Powers Book Tour. This page is a resource to provide you with information and content you might need to create a post that your readers will value. Please reach out if there is anything I can do to help you! I look forward to returning the favor in any way that I can.

Note: Please send me the link/s to anything you do – I want to make sure to promote your efforts on social media and add a link on the book tour page.

Contents of this Page:

  • Links to Useful Resources
  • Interview Q&A
  • Book Description
  • Facts about the book
  • Facts About Carma (Serious and Fun)

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Interview Q&A

You can find a list of questions and their answers on this page, or download the PDF version here. Please feel free to use any facts or quotes!

Questions Included

  • In a nutshell, what is Public Speaking Super Powers about?
  • Why did you write the book?
  • Who should read this book? Why should they read it?
  • Why did you use the superpower metaphor?
  • How did you determine what the various superpowers were?
  • Is public speaking a skill or a talent?
  • You talk about the Public Speaking Superhero’s Journey. What is that?
  • What are the basic steps of the Public Speaking Superhero’s journey?
  • Can you share your Public Speaking Superhero’s Journey?
  • What are some of the benefits of developing public speaking skills?
  • You talk about six Public Speaking Superhero archetypes. What are they?
  • How did you come up with these archetypes?
  • How can readers connect with you?
  • Where is your book available?

Book Description

Public Speaking Super Powers by Carma SpenceIf Public Speakers Were Superheroes, What Would Their Powers Be?
And could anyone develop those powers?

Author Carma Spence asked more than 85 speakers and discovered what those superpowers were and how you can develop them. Although some people have a natural predisposition for developing speaking skills, anyone can learn to be a decent speaker.

Public Speaking Super Powers uses the metaphor of the superhero to turn the belief that only a few talented individuals can be good speakers on its ear. The book shows readers that all the factors, skills and techniques needed for success in speaking are learnable, attainable and achievable by anyone who chooses to make the effort to embody and use them.

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 Powers will help you develop the abilities you need to succeed.

Facts About the Book

  • The Kindle version of the book is currently selling for under $10 on Amazon
  • Carma started the research for this book in 2010 by interviewing nearly 90 business and professional speakers.
  • The diamond-shaped logo on the cover was developed from an original painting created for this book.
  • The book has its genesis in a blog post written in 2010. You can read it here.

Facts About Carma


Carma Spence

  • I’ve been a professional communicator for more than 25 years, winning three awards for one employee publication I edited and managed.
  • I won my first award for speaking in high school when I was on the speech team. My efforts that year earned me a Degree of Honor with the National Forensic League (now the National Speech & Debate Association). I also lettered in speech that year!
  • I attended University of California Santa Cruz (go Slugs!) and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Later I attended University of Maryland College Park and earned a Master’s degree in Journalism, with an emphasis in science communication.
  • I am a certified life coach.
  • I’ve written four other books — two cookbooks and two online marketing books — as well as numerous e-books.


  • I collect cows for the kitchen and dragons everywhere else.
  • I also collect science fiction movie posters, primarily from the 1950s and 1960s.
  • I moved to Nairobi, Kenya at the age of three and came back to the States just before my fifth birthday. My memories begin in Africa.
  • I was a belly dancer for three years.
  • I’m an avid science fiction fan and manage three blogs related to this passion: The Genre Traveler, which is about travel for science fiction, fantasy and horror fans; YesterYear’s Future, which is about the history and sociology of science fiction; and C2SciFi, a video podcast I do with my husband in which we review genre TV and film.

Looking for something that isn’t here — or interested in doing something new?

Get in touch with me! Carma [at] carmaspence [dot] org