Vikas Jhingran

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January 20, 2014
Career Press
Paperback, $15.99
Pages: 224



Vikas Jhingran (Houston, TX)

International speaker, engineer and author of Emote: Using Emotions to Make Your Message Memorable


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  • Author of Emote, a book that introduces an emotion-based approach to verbal communications. Emote is a paradigm shift for speakers and presenter, changing the way you write and deliver speeches and presentations.
  • Winner of the 2007 Toastmaster World Championship of Public Speaking, defeating more than 20,000 other speakers in over six months of competition; he is the first East Indian and the second Asian to do so in the 80-year history of the competition.
  • Strategic thinker and corporate leader at Shell Oil Company, where he leads technical teams and drives change to improve workflow, efficiency and the corporate bottom line.
  • Serves on the board of Foundation of India Studies, a nonprofit organization that promotes education and awareness on India; graduate of Leadership Houston.
  • Has authored and co-authored over twenty technical papers and has spoken at technical conferences around the world.


  • Teaches how to deliver a powerful, effective message despite any perceived handicaps, through an emotion-driven approach.
  • Presents communication in a unique, neurocentric way by explaining the interaction of memory, brain and action.
  • Motivates by sharing his own journey from an introvert, hesitant speaker to the World Champion of Public Speaking.
  • Encourages introverts and non-native English speakers to find their voices and deliver impactful speeches.

Many people fear public speaking more than death. Most wish they could do it better, or at least avoid the sweating, stuttering jitters that plague them before any presentation or speech.

Vikas Jhingran has been there. He was so poor at speaking in public that his supervisor wouldn’t let him make presentations to clients–even when he had done all the work.

Surprisingly, few professional speakers and presenters understand speeches or presentations at a fundamental level. Their overly prescriptive approach actually ends up confusing the speech and the tools that are used to deliver it, instead of connecting with the essential part of speaking—that which engages listeners with the message and the emotions that go with it.

Emote: Using Emotions to Make Your Message Memorable, introduces a unique emotion-driven approach to verbal communications that will revolutionize the way you go about preparing for your next speech, conversation or discussion.

Emote takes you into the fascinating world of human emotion and its interplay with memory and action. The book guides you away from speaking tools so that you can focus on the emotional journey of the audience. Filled with insights and practical research, Emote brings up many interesting scientific concepts like mirror neurons, flashbulb memories, amygdala and dopamine, basic emotions and emotional intelligence, as it helps you realize the impracticality of a tool-driven approach to speaking. Emote is more than a book on communication, it is a paradigm shift in the world of communication. The speaker in you should get ready for a complete change in perspective.

Emote will help you gain the confidence you need to stand in the spotlight and “wow” clients or executives, create connections, and get your message across to anyone.


“I witnessed Vikas transform a mediocre presentation into a world championship-winning speech. He is a true master of his craft. Regardless of your experience, this book will help you become a better communicator, both on and off the stage.”   —Stephen Shapiro, author of Best Practices Are Stupid

Emote approaches verbal communications from a very human perspective. It will help you improve verbally, whether public speaking or in one-on-one conversations.”  —Nancy Duarte, author of Resonate

“Vikas’ workshop on public speaking, which is based on his book Emote, has consistently received stellar ratings by our students. Many have said that it changed their perspective on public speaking.”  —Tracy Purinton, associate director, MIT Leadership Center, MIT Sloan School of Management

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