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The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  6,391 ratings  ·  267 reviews
Now streamlined and updated, the book that has literally put millions on the highway to greater accomplishment and success can show you how to have maximum impact as a speaker--every day, and in every situation that demands winning others over to your point of view.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 1st 1990 by Pocket Books (first published January 1st 1962)
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Michael  Baggetta
I read this book when I was 16 years old. That was in 1974! My father made me take the Dale Carnegie course then and I have to say I have been a public speaker my whole life. I learned a-lot from this book and others by him. A must read!
LeeAnn Taylor
Aug 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I bought this book one week before I was scheduled for a public speaking engagement, to get myself added confidence and some fresh ideas on effective speaking. It worked!! It is full of good, solid concepts to help anyone become a confident and entertaining speaker.
Richard Stephenson
Apr 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
I recommend this one for general conversational goodness as well as foundations for active speaking practice. Dale makes no bones about speaking: you can read all the books you want; unless you take EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO PRACTICE - you just won't improve much.

I've made a couple of commitments to build my speaking confidence (not directly suggested in the book, but based off of the lessons)... such as (1) using people's names in retail stores (they have name-tags for a reason), (2) making an hones
Samir Ahmed
One of the most bland and tedious book ever read. It took me almost three years to finish this. After reading 'How to win friends', I had lot of expectations from this book but it disappointed me to the moon and back! It is not at all engaging. However it has few silver linings like Short talks, Impromptu speeches, Opening speeches, few tried and tested rules, etc. But whenever the interest is developed it is soon lost by numerous unnecessary analogies. If concised to one third of its volume it ...more
Nada AbuHassan
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
It take me long time to finish it , it is very useful book.
Vanga Srikanth
Nov 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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This book has 14 chapters of examples and insight into public speeching. The author, who taught public speaking at seminars for 40 years, has learned alot and communicates his ideals well in written form. I really envy those who had a chance to listen to his public speeches. That is the weakest part of this book, which the author admits. It doesn't matter how much you read about
A Daisy
Jul 19, 2009 is currently reading it
I won a Scholarship the Dale Carnegie Leadership workshop series and so will be reading three of his books. I'm very excited about the experience. Public Speaking has always been one of my strong suits, but I'd have to be a fool to not take this opportunity to dust off and polish my existing skill set.
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: english, non-fixi
I want to highlight these two stories that captured my interest the most. Which first is:

1) How lincoln always keep books with him wherever he go. It's just such a good example that proved to us, books can improve a lot of ourselves, only if we read, focus and do it.

2) "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm". Which this one story William Lyon Phelps was probably the most beloved and the most popular professor ever to teach at Yale University. He said "teaching is more that an art or
Oct 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Actually, I'm a type of a silent man and find myself hard to speak in the public. I always feel nervous when staying in front of many people, even in front of the group I have known well. However, once I remember, I was chosen to speak in front of thousands of students for 10-15mn while I hadn't known it in advance and prepared nothing. I kept staying calm, leant to microphone and I spoke of what I could think of. I didn't even realize what I was talking, but surprisingly, as I finished, everyon ...more
Mar 09, 2015 rated it liked it
the cliff notes:
have passion and enthusiasm for your topic
be knowledgeable
practice at every opportunity
Nov 15, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
Always a reluctant speaker, I have - to be honest - never put in the effort to apply myself to develop the skill... but small lessons over the years that I have picked up have helped me to acknowledge that it is possible to become better and even achieve the impossible task of engaging people, catching their attention...

The book mostly reinforces what I have learnt earlier - either from other books or articles, or thru my own experiments - and these I can validate from my own trials:

(1) I have
Farhan Khalid
Jan 30, 2020 rated it liked it
We are not born competent, we become so

Draw inspiration from the experience of others

Do not lose sight of your goal

Be sure of your success beforehand

Seize every opportunity to practice

The fear of public speaking comes from lack of habit

Talk about your subject with your friends: this is a way to test the ideas

To become confident, then you have to act as if you were

Search for subjects in your past. Speak about them

Ask yourself if you would be able to defend your point of view with conviction if yo
Popoy Mindalano
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One thing that I learned after reading this book was that in order to speak effectively in the public, it takes certain preparation and adherence to certain principles in order to achieve that end.

This book will teach its readers with various principles and techniques in order to effectively speak in the public. But the principles presented here are not a magical eloquent formulas as this book is filled with disciplines to follow so that we could train ourselves to become an effective public sp
Nov 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
The quick & easy way to effective speaking by the greatest Dale Carnegie
This book taught me a lot , tactics and ways I need them now as I need them in the future .
We all like to impact people with our thoughts and ideas but when the occasion comes we hesitate and we don’t know how , what to do and what to say ! This book should be read by everyone , a student and a worker , business man and a teacher ... we everyday encounter such a situation which requires us to talk and expresses what is in o
Apr 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
A great little book for anyone looking to improve upon their speaking skills. Dale Carnegie is one of, if not the, greatest self-help authors of all time. He's written countless books on how to improve your business and personal skills, and this book does not disappoint. Like all of his books, it is a little old and dated, but practical and useful nonetheless. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their communication skills.
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well, this book delivers really interesting facts and ways. The way everything is explained is simple and easy. I liked this book and would recommend to everyone irrespective of their age. A very motivational book indeed.
Amroj Sandhu
Jun 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Step by step guide to public speaking— but with a lot of anecdotes. This is what’s wonderful about reading through the experiences of person who has lived teaching people how to make it work.
Look at your listeners as if they owe you money, best advice I have come across on public speaking...
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i'm going to use the lesson to my fullest ability!
Michael David
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read both Norman Vincent Peale and Dale Carnegie's works. I can unequivocally say that I prefer Carnegie's write-ups, because his books are often constructive and directive: Carnegie provides concrete guidelines and steps to achieve what the reader seeks for himself. In contrast, however, Peale is all about abstract ideas like "enthusiasm," or "positive thinking," and tries to admix it with his brand of "psychology" so that one could improve himself.

Carnegie didn't skip a beat with this bo
Jun 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Adam C. Zern shares his thoughts . . .

"I'm always willing to give an unknown book a try if I get it for free or an extremely reduced price. This was the case for books like The Thirteen American Arguments by Howard Fineman and Rights from Wrongs by Alan Dershowitz. Some of these unknowns ended up becoming true gems that I found great value in and others didn't have all that much to offer. The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking by Dale Carnegie was one of those freebies I picked up after c
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was absolutely incredible as I learned so much about how to give an effective speech from beginning to end. While I learned so much about these concepts from my time at Toastmasters, the book goes incredibly in depth discussing things from speech format to things you should be conscious of from a personal level as well.

Couple of key points are that for the introduction, you want to start out with some type of question, fact, story, or anything else that will really appeal directly to t
Ali Changazie
Jul 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
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The prime motive of this book is to furnish excellence in speaking effective and creative with motivation of self-learning and endeavor, this book explains art of oratory in 14 topics and four chapter, each one of chapter posses special and keen place in the enhancement of public speaking. This book is complete bibliography of writer’s journey who taught public speaking at seminars for 40 years. In this book writer tran
Matt Burgess
May 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
It is not often I read a book that is basically a waste of time, but this book by David Bornstein is one of them. I picked it up with the hopes of promise of something useful, but I was left with a collection of poorly written stories about "social entrepreneurs". Instead of writing about them and explaining their accomplishments in more practical terms, Bornstein leaves us with a history lesson.

Buy this book if you want a fairly lengthy book on your shelf with an impressive title. Don't buy it
Viviene S.
The book really is a quick and easy guide to public speaking. The things I loved about the book is that (a) it is easy to understand, (b) reading it wasn't boring because it is filled with true stories about the people who Dale Carnegie taught and anecdotes that makes the topics easier to digest and to retain in the readers' mind and (c) there is a sort-of chapter summary at the end of every chapter, which reminds the readers of what was tackled and the important points of the chapter. I honestl ...more
Aug 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
It was very good guide to effective speaking.

I recommend this book for every student who has a free time to read such a book. It is really going to develop lot of skills all most every student needs to do a presentation.
Mar 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-improvement
A wonderful book. I am going to reread & annotate it immediately. The challenge is to put the words into action. So many highly powerful skills & tools. Potentially life changing little reference book. ...more
Feb 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
This is one of the better self-help books on public speaking, and I'd recommend it to anyone who is presenting a paper or simply giving a speech. It stays true to the title: it's quick, effective, and easy.
Sep 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An absolute must read for public speakers. I'd recommend it to everyone else too because of its focus on growing up into a confident, enthusiastic person who delights in conversation and the sharing of ideas.
Jun 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A very detailed book. It tackles everything i need to know about public speaking. Good Job Dale Carnegie! :)
Apr 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Decent book. Took away some tips for my professional career and speaking with coworkers and upper management.
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Dale Breckenridge Carnegie (originally Carnagey until 1922 and possibly somewhat later) (November 24, 1888 – November 1, 1955) was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking and interpersonal skills. Born in poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People, fir ...more

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