Confessions of a Public Speaker
In this hilarious and highly practical book, author and professional speaker Scott Berkun reveals the techniques behind what great communicators do, and shows how anyone can learn to use them well. For managers and teachers -- and anyone else who talks and expects someone to listen -- Confessions of a Public Speaker provides an insider's perspective on how to effectively present ideas to anyone. It's a unique, entertaining, and instructional romp through the embarrassments and triumphs Scott has experienced over 15 years of speaking to crowds of all sizes.
With lively lessons and surprising confessions, you'll get new insights into the art of persuasion -- as well as teaching, learning, and performance -- directly from a master of the trade.
Filled with humorous and illuminating stories of thrilling performances and real-life disasters, Confessions of a Public Speaker is inspirational, devastatingly honest, and a blast to read.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - StephenScience - LibraryThing
It's got a lot of tips that would help first timers and reminders for people who are experienced. Summed up: "When you give these little talks of yours- have a point. It makes it so much more ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bamajasper53 - LibraryThing
An excellent read. As a speech and drama teacher, I found the information both useful and presented in an entertaining manner. While much of the practical material can be found in basic speech courses ... Read full review
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