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Mastering the art of public speaking

3.25  ·  Rating Details ·  4 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Unlike shyness, stagefright is not a personality trait that affects some people and bypasses others. All of us experience butterflies at one time or another -- specifically in situations where we fear the results of a negative evaluation. Interestingly, what frightens one person may not faze the next; conversely, several people may fear the same thing, but for different ...more
Hardcover, 165 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by Barnes & Noble Books (first published 1999)
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Ryan Morton
Dec 17, 2015 Ryan Morton rated it liked it
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Quick, efficient read on public speaking, stagefright, and shyness. I don't particularly suffer from those issues, but we can all improve in order to tell a better story and have more impact.

The writing was constantly interrupted with case studies, which were useful, but the flow was jarring for me. After a few chapters I started to more-or-less skim large sections and focus on the headings, summaries, and lists for value.

If you suffer from stagefright, shyness, or anxiety, then this is a good b
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Abel Doster
Jan 01, 2012 Abel Doster rated it it was amazing
Discovered this book in Barnes & Noble's bargains area; not sure you can still find it. Super effective, straight-forward, method for banishing stagefright; this book pretty much got me through all of my highly technical presentations in Grad School.
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