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Public Speaking For Dummies Paperback – May 7, 2004
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From the Back Cover
Conquer your public speaking jitters and deliver a dynamite speech
Anxious about public speaking? Have no fear! Use this friendly guide as your personal arsenal of tools to overcome stage fright and build a rapport with your audience. From researching your topic and preparing the room to crafting a riveting address, these savvy tips will help you deliver a masterful presentation.
The Dummies Way
- Explanations in plain English
- "Get in, get out" information
- Icons and other navigational aids
- Tear-out cheat sheet
- Top ten lists
- A dash of humor and fun
Discover how to:
- Speak with confidence
- Create spectacular visual aids
- Add power with body language
- Address international and virtual audiences
- Answer questions the right way
Top Customer Reviews
I am grateful for Kushner for taking a complex topic and making it easy to understand. Even though I am naturally outgoing and like to talk to groups, I wanted to learn an effective method of public speaking. I picked up the book because some friends and I have started an internet broadcast (called a podcast) and I wanted tips and suggestions on how to improve my speaking ability and organizational skills. I eventually want to branch out and do public speaking.
Generally, I liked the book, and even read it in a single day. I especially enjoyed the chapters about speech organization and the ones about voice and body language. I am going to practice his techniques during my spare time before either the mirror or a camera, to try to make them come more naturally. I am also going to thoroughly prepare for any speech I make, using the methods outlined in this book. He gives plenty of tips on how to start a speech, how to end one, and how to fill the speeches with humor and other interesting elements. Even though the book is an overview, putting his many suggestions into practice will keep anyone busy for awhile.
The only drawback to this book is that being a "...for Dummies" book, I feel like I need to read another more advanced book to actually get the best handle possible on public speaking.Read more ›
I would have liked to know alittle bit more, however, how speakers can connect with different kinds of audiences..that could have been explored a little bit deeper.
Basic messages are be prepared and know your audience.
Like most of the "For Dummies" series, the book has an encouraging tone and is written in a humorous or light manner. It's an easy and pleasurable read and I believe everyone interested in public speaking would pick up something useful from it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book covered a lot of info, so I'll start by stating its strengths. This book would be a great book for a business profession who was required to give pre-written speeches,... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Heather Hart
Is good if taken in the right dosage. Watch the caffeine intake. Too much caffeine is not a good thing.Published on December 16, 2013 by Nala
I am starting my speaking career and this book was recommended by a fellow speaker. I am actually enjoying getting my speech together with the great suggestions in this book!Published on September 24, 2013 by Michelle Hanley
I love most all the 'for Dummies' books that I can get my hands on. They are always right to the points that I want to learn about and I love the way that they are structured.Published on September 13, 2013 by Amazon Customer
The author's style of writing is easy to understand and funny. I like that you do not have to read the book in chapter sequence. You can choose a chapter and start there. Read morePublished on April 2, 2013 by Lady G