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Public Speaking: What Amazing Nonsense You Are Talking! Paperback – September 12, 2013
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About the Author
Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He is the Past Coordinator of the English Department at Colegio Internacional SEK in Santiago, Chile. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Organiser of EdCamp Santiago 2012 & Edcamp Chile 2013, free, participant-driven, democratic, conversation based professional development for teachers, by teachers. EdCamp Santiago 2012 was held at Universidad Mayor in Santiago. Edcamp Chile 2013 was held at Universidad UCINF. Thomas is also a past member of the Advisory Board for the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL), where he also serves as a reviewer and as the HETL Ambassador for Chile. Thomas enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. Thus far, he has written the following genres: romance, historical fiction, autobiographical, sports history/biography, and English Language Teaching. He has published a total of sixty five (65) books, all available on Amazon Kindle (eBook) or as a Paperback on Createspace. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family, his wife Gabriela, and his son, Thomas Jerome Baker, Jr.
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Baker reminds us of what James Baldwin says: To be a good public speaker, never give up. Face your fear. “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” ~ James Baldwin And reminds us of even more: advice all the way back to antiquity and Demosthenes
Baker tells us "In this book, I share my story, from a variety of angles, of how I face my fear of public speaking. I don't preach, I don't lay out a magic formula. I simply share different ways I deal with public speaking, from a variety of viewpoints, stories, activities, some old, some new. I study people, I do what ancient speakers did to train themselves, like Demosthenes, an ancient Greek lawyer from Athens who was often humiliated and made fun of due to a speech impediment before becoming a much admired public speaker. And then who can forget England's King George, a man with a stammer and a nation to lead. To lead a nation, in wartime, you must speak to your people - in public - in spite of your speech impediment, despite the stammer, despite the fear."
More even than that, Baker gives you ways to customize your learning, overcome your particular fears. In a world where many have information, a much fewer number have knowledge, Thomas Jerome Baker falls into the rarest and most esteemed of categories: he has wisdom -- and shares it.
This reviewer hopes to have helped you understand what wisdom Baker's new book brings. If you are someone who needs this book, or if you know someone who needs this book, buy it. Thomas Jerome Baker will not let you down: you'll be proud to bought this one, read it, or given it as a gift. Start clicking....
With a great deal of interest, I cracked this one on public speaking. Having done some public speaking myself, I fully enjoyed the references to his own trials with the experience.
Where this book stands out is in the meat he has put on the bones. Once again I was pleasantly surprised. No dry dusty slogging necessary. I do encourage you to follow the links in the content. My e-reader took me to some very interesting places when I tapped on those links.
You wouldn’t think you would find yourself laughing over a subject like public speaking, but I was. I was also encouraged and inspired. This is more than a book on getting up before a crowd and giving a speech, it is once again a look into the writer’s heart and an inspiration to do a better job myself. The book actually did what the author tries to do when giving a presentation and I did learn from it. Excellent book.
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