Public Speaking Expertise
The company Necessary Bridges INC, and my 2015 book, Necessary Bridges: Public Speaking & Storytelling for Project Managers & Engineers have been created primarily to persuade project managers, engineers, IT professionals—and all STEM professionals—to make a 100% commitment to acquiring expertise in public speaking and storytelling.
Every engineer can be a better engineer by becoming a better public speaker & storyteller
Every citizen can be a better citizen by becoming a better public speaker & storyteller
Every professional can be a better professional by becoming a better public speaker
Necessary Bridges can help you acquire public speaking expertise
Rashid N. Kapadia will inspire you to become a BRILLIANT Speaker!
Every engineer & STEM professional can articulate an engineering & STEM challenge as eloquently and inspirationally, as the speaker does in the audio of this clip.
At the very least, every engineer and STEM professional can aspire to do so.
"Many people have a fear of public speaking and therefore avoid this at all cost. By avoiding public speaking, I feel that we may be limiting our careers and opportunities in both our business and personal lives. This is why I think this book is so darned important. This is not your standard book on public speaking, but rather a book written by an engineer and a project manager; and I might add a personal friend of mine, Rashid Kapadia. Having the mind of an engineer, Rashid has undertaken a different approach to this topic than I have seen before, and has made some amazing and useful discoveries that I think we all can use in our daily lives. I hope you get as much out of this as I did and make a commitment to purchase and read Rashid’s excellent book. Enjoy." - David R.
"Rashid Kapadia’s new book, ‘Necessary Bridges’, has broken new ground in the literary cannon of public speaking. In a powerful, novel way he breathes new life into the professional applications (and necessities!) of becoming a competent and skilled speaker. He does so primarily for those in the engineering industry, but also by extension for anyone who wants to spread their message more purposefully, with grace and a tangible positive impact.
Kapadia’s writing is conversational in an intimate, eloquent and generous way. He’s an evangelist for the uses of public speaking, especially as it relates to engineers and project managers, and he persuades gently with a knowing wisdom and hard-won experience, born of a lifetime of self-improvement, especially in the realms of effective communication and professional development. He wants to help you inspire greatness in others, wherever you stand and whatever your aspirations.
Some writers have a propensity for eliciting real change from their readers, simply in the way they bridge concrete practicality with a rich imagining of the improved results they help us believe are possible. Such a writer blends factual knowledge alongside the impetus for self-actualization and exploring the uppermost possibilities of our peak potential. Mr. Kapadia is such a writer. He challenges and rebukes staid conventions as much as he affirms and encourages the forging of new paths forward. He admonishes us to discover our own success possibilities by becoming more polished and persuasive speakers.
As such, ‘Necessary Bridges’ is a potent blueprint for enriching your own growth by becoming a skilled communicator, but it is also a highly valuable resource for anyone wanting to become a more effective leader generally. His contributions to the field will be lasting; this book is an instant classic that can be returned to again and again for insight, advice and an informed, broad-minded perspective on the art and highest utility of public speaking." - Richard Andrews, M.Ed, CPRS
Director of Education
“Build a Thriving Speaking Business!”
"This is an excellent book, a necessary bridge for technical professionals who are willing to improve their public speaking skills. It is based on effective storytelling techniques and contains lots of exercises. One of the greatest strengths of this book is the comprehensive list of references about the main issues involving public speaking. I particularly like the discussion on how to achieve the state of flow in chapter 16. This book is also easy to follow and understand. It provides a solid platform to continually improve your skills. Great book!" - Mauro T.