Tips of the Tongue

Deborah Grayson Riegel & Ellen Dowling



Tips of the Tongue: The Nonnative English Speaker’s Guide to Mastering Public Speaking is a practical, tactical, and supportive how-to book aimed at addressing the unique problems that nonnative English speakers experience when they deliver a presentation. Presenting in any language is daunting. But this book aims to reduce anxiety while raising proficiency in public speaking whether English is your second, third, fourth—or first—language.

Deborah Grayson Riegel

Deborah Grayson Riegel is the director of learning for The Boda Group and the CEO and chief communication coach for Talk Support. She is a lecturer of management communication at the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. She also served as a visiting professor of executive communications at the Beijing International MBA Program at Peking University.

Ellen Dowling

Ellen Dowling, PhD, president of Dowling & Associates, Inc., has consulted with many organizations in communication skills, management development, and organizational development. Formerly a visiting professor in the Beijing International MBA Program at Peking University, she is the author of The Standup Trainer and co-author of Presenting with Style: Advanced Strategies for Superior Presentations.

Praise for Tips of the Tongue

“This is the book that I have always wished existed. It has practical advice, and general wisdom, that will be immediately relevant not just to non-native English speaking presenters but to anyone that gives presentations.”

Rebecca Heino

Executive Director and Faculty of Communication, Columbia University

“This book is not only a combination of practice and theory, but also a well-customized solution for nonnative English speakers to apply to their presentations. It offers exceptional value for readers to get direct access to Ms. Riegel’s and Ms. Dowling’s years’ of solid practice and teaching experience in a book.”

Mario You

Human Resources, AUDI China Enterprise Management

“If you ever present, read this book! It is a clear and concise collection of tools and techniques, written from a practitioner’s standpoint.”

Timo Gorner

Director of OD and Training at Fox Entertainment Group