I want to wish all readers Happy New Year. I hope that 2017 is a happy, healthy and successful one for you and for those whom you hold dear.
If you are a regular visitor to this blog, you might have noticed that my stream of posts has recently dried to a trickle. In fact, my lack of writing is due to … the huge amount of writing that I have been doing over the last couple of months.
My friend and business partner, Florian Mueck and I have been working steadily—including many 12-hour days—on a book on public speaking for the German publishing house, Redline Verlag. We worked hard to meet an early January deadline from the publisher and we have met that deadline. There will be more work to do with the editor over the next two months, but the heavy lifting is now done.
The book, entitled The TED Effect (in German, Der TED Effekt), will be published in March 2017. It will come out initially in German and we are hopeful that it will eventually be released in English. It has been a labour of love and one which has involved many long sessions working remotely on Google Drive.
Florian and I are excited to share Der TED Effekt with you. If you speak German, you can learn more about it here. And, you can order the book, in paper or electronically, on Amazon. For some great books on public speaking by other authors, have a look here.
In the meantime, I look forward to posting more regularly here on Manner of Speaking.
Update April 2020: While the book has not yet been published in English, it is now available in Russian. I will let you know as soon as our publisher has decided to release the book in English.