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Public Speaking for Dummies

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Tried-and-true tips for dazzling your audience 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 savv ...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published March 11th 2010 by For Dummies (first published July 28th 1998)
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Heather Hart
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, introduce other speakers, or do other types of professional, business oriented speaking. It covered great details about writing speeches, body language, etc.

However, it was extremely weak in covering informal and online speaking engagements. In fact, while it mentioned speaking in coffee houses, it didn't give any relat
William Perrin
Jan 20, 2015 William Perrin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pretty decent book. I'm a fan of anything "for dummies" and have often looked at plenty written about various subjects at libraries over the years. This particular book struck me as one Barack Obama obviously read. He follows the book to the "T" and anyone who's read it knows that he does. I'm not saying that this is a book meant only for liberals because it's not. I am saying this book was used by Obama like most would use a Bible. With all that aside, this book is full of really useful techniq ...more
Apr 17, 2008 Donitello rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yes, there ARE many good books out there for people who need to build their presentation skills. So what’s different about this one? Two things: First, it boasts the comprehensiveness and easy referencing of all the Dummies books. Second, it’s written by a friend and associate, and the Humor-in-Business expert I admire most, Malcolm Kushner. Any presenter, from the novice to the experienced, will find information here that is new to them. Name the aspect of public speaking that you most need hel ...more
Aug 11, 2008 Jo rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, self-help
I love most Dummies books.
This one was differnt. I was needing a quick refresher and was so glad to find this. Then as I read it I realized it was set up listing issue after issue, but instead of talking about an issue after it was brought up in a productive way, it tells you to (see ch. --) over and over. I could not keep a handle of one thought. Not an easy read.
Russell Hayes
This really hasn't helped either my ability to speak or my nerves before speaking. Then again, the subject is really one that lends itself to practice, not reading.
Helped me to overcome stage-fright. I am still nervous before each conference I give, but at least, I am not in panic anymore.
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