An Essential Guide to Public Speaking: Serving Your Audience with Faith, Skill, and Virtue
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An Essential Guide to Public Speaking: Serving Your Audience with Faith, Skill, and Virtue

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Whether at a business meeting, church gathering, or social function, most of us will be called upon at some time to speak publicly. As Christians, we are called to speak not only with effectiveness but also in a way that honors God and embodies Christian virtue. In "An Essential Guide to Public Speaking, "communications expert Quentin J. Schultze encourages readers to beco...more
Paperback, 111 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Baker Academic (first published July 15th 2006)
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Christopher M.
A pretty good book which overviews public speaking from a Christian perspective for a Christian reader. The book isn't as much concerned with the specifics of methodology (although there are some) as much as a big-picture summary of a believer's calling to be responsible, truthful, and virtuous while giving a unified and artful presentation. My troubles with the book have more to do with its lack of a clear structure or end-goal. While reading, I had a hard time detecting a flow of thoughts, tho...more
Nov 08, 2009 L.S. rated it 5 of 5 stars
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This is truly amazing book! It is a Christian view on public speaking and is not (just) for pastors or Sunday teachers. It can really help you to serve as best as you can those who you are spaking to. When spaking in public you shoud be responsible and even you do not mention a thing about you faith the speach that you deliver should be from a Christian world view (ie to serve the public) which is essential in this postmodern times, as a social testimony.
Straight forward and easy to read. If you are a neophyte to the topic of public speaking this book serves as a good, yet brief, introduction. This book is written with a Christian audience in view, which I greatly appreciated, and spent quite a bit of time covering ethical elements of speaking. But if you are looking for technique, you will have to look elsewhere.
Andy Mitchell
The author is somewhat abstract and idealistic in style, much more big picture / less concrete than most other public speaking books. If you're an NF on the Myers-Briggs, you'll feel like you're spending time with an old friend.
Josh Shepherd
About as essential as all the other essential guides.
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