Living Proof by John Capecci
Telling Your Story to Make a Difference - Essential Skills for Advocates and Spokespersons

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Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012Finalist, USA Best Book Awards 2012

Living Proof is the first comprehensive guide to telling your personal story as an effective advocate for your cause or organization. This easy-to-use handbook gathers all the essentials into one place--everything you'll need to
decide what to telldeliver your story effectively and authenticallygive powerful presentations and great media interviewsLiving Proof is for
the mom addressing the school boardthe executive director talking to fundersthe advocate appearing on local radiothe national spokesperson interviewed via webcamthe millions who stand up and speak out every dayAuthored by two expert communication trainers, Living Proof contains examples, tools, exercises and worksheets to help prepare speakers at all levels. You can work through the book in a weekend, a week, with a course of study or flip to sections for immediate help.
Whether you're just starting out or looking to take your communication skills to the next level, Living Proof provides the grounding, the confidence and guidance needed to advocate with the power of a well-told personal story.

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Authors John Capecci and Timothy Cage have helped thousands of advocates and hundreds of organizations share their stories in compelling and engaging ways in order to increase awareness, educate or raise money. Since meeting as classmates more than 20 years ago in a graduate school course about bringing stories to life, John and Tim have worked with a wide range of clients: from “ordinary” people and first-time speakers to CEOs and entrepreneurs to some of the best-known celebrities, media personalities and professional speakers in the world. Their clients are business professionals, educators, nonprofit leaders, marketing/pr agencies and everyday advocates working in the arts, healthcare and wellness, manufacturing, financial, consumer marketing, travel, design and high tech industries. John Capecci is a communication trainer and educator who has published and spoken on the use of narrative to educate and persuade. He's co-editor of a best-selling series of monologue anthologies, "Sixty Seconds to Shine," and owner of Capecci Communications (, a firm he founded in 1998. Prior to this, he taught public speaking, communication theory, interpretation of literature and advanced performance courses at Eastern Michigan University. He received his Ph.D. in Speech Communication from Southern Illinois University and an M.A. in Communication Studies from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. John currently serves on the advisory board for The Soap Factory, a visual arts organization in Minneapolis, volunteers with other local nonprofits and works to preserve his historic neighborhood along the banks of the Mississippi.Tim Cage conducts media and presentation skills workshops and seminars for the highest levels of senior management and with all manner of spokespersons. He launched Timothy Cage Communication Training ( in 1993. Previously, Tim was vice president and training manager for Burson-Marsteller, a worldwide pr/public affairs agency, counseling chief executive officers and spokespersons. Prior to that, Tim was senior associate at an international communications skills training company, consulting with politicians and business executives. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in marketing and from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an M.A. in Communication Studies. Tim lectures on public relations and business communication at New York University, and has taught oral communication and interpersonal behavior courses for Cornell University's Industrial and Labor Relations Cooperative Extension Program. Tim is a founding member and former chairman of the University of North Carolina's Department of Communication Studies Advisory Board. He also serves on the board of directors for Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity in New York City and is the board's past president. AUTHORS' HOME: John Capecci: Minneapolis, Minnesota Timothy Cage: New York, New York OTHER BOOKS BY AUTHOR: Sixty Seconds to Shine: Classic Plays Smith and Kraus, 2009?Irene Ziegler Aston, John Capecci Sixty Seconds to Shine: from Literature Smith and Kraus, 2008?Irene Ziegler Aston, John Capecci Sixty Seconds to Shine: For Women Smith and Kraus, 2006?Irene Ziegler Aston, John Capecci The Ultimate Audition Book: Vol 4 Comedy Smith and Kraus, 2005?Irene Ziegler Aston, John Capecci Sixty Seconds to Shine: for Men Smith and Kraus, 2005?Irene Ziegler Aston, John Capecci The Ultimate Audition Book: 222 from Literature Smith and Kraus, 2002?John Capecci, Laurie Walker, Irene Ziegler
Published March 22, 2012 by Granville Circle Press. 212 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference.

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All the while, Capecci and Cage weave into the text actual stories told by advocates, so readers gain a full appreciation for the power of storytelling.

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