The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking Mass Market Paperback – Mar 1 1990
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Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) described himself as a "simple country boy" from Missouri but was also a pioneer of the self-improvement genre. Since the 1936 publication of his first book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, he has touched millions of readers and his classic works continue to impact lives to this day.
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This book along with every other speaking book drives home the point that there is no such thing as a good impromptu talk unless you were very lucky. In reality you work on subjects and material with a plan to use it at some future time. When you are speaking there are many things to watch. If you speak impromptu on a new subject some thing is going to suffer.
Introducing a speaker or presenting an award seems to stimulate reckless behavior much like the cutting desire to hurt people of newscasters. This book explains why this behavior is so short sighted.
Having read a Dale Carnegie book decades ago, I put off reading this book for fear it would be full of positive thinking dribble. This book is completely straight forward in style. It is in textbook format, but it is extremely easy too read. The examples of actual students and successful speakers get a little shallow sometimes.Read more ›
If you only speak on those topics, all the superficial stuff works out. You communicate. And you'll feel comfortable doing it. Carnegie's three fundamentals are the most important you'll ever encounter on speaking.
I'm the author of the book, Self-Help Stuff That Works, and I'm an expert on the subject, and I'm telling you if you want to help yourself to better speaking skills, study and practice the principles in this book and forget the superficials.
With that noted, this book does a great job at describing the speaking process. It starts by reviewing "the basics" and then divides his book into the special potential needs of its readers. At its core, this book tries to address the fears of its readers. It appear that public speaking strikes fear into more people, then anything else. If you are scared, you can't think well or express yourself clearly. Thus, if you can conquer your fear, you are on your way to giving a great speech.
"Quick" discusses three things to do. First, be prepared. You can't talk intelligently about any topic, if you don't understand it. Second, try to speak to your interests. The more you care about something, the more interesting will be your speech. Third, remember your audience. Even if you love __________ (fill in the blank), you need to understand that your audience may not. Since, no speech is effective if you lose your audience, you have to remember their needs.
The other thing "Quick" does is give you good tips. Don't try to use them all at once. My advise, pick the one, or two you like the best and work on them. Once you perfect them, or decide you don't like them, try something else. For example, I like "Quick's" suggestions of using names when you tell a story.Read more ›
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J'ai beaucoup aimé ce livre et je voudrais le conserver afin de pouvoir le lire plusieurs fois.Published 5 months ago by Erika
This book is a great resource, for anyone looking to improve their public specking skills. Carnegie explains things in an easy straight forward manner. Read morePublished on March 27 2013 by Patrick Sullivan
I read and shop for a lot of self improvement books. I must say that this book is absolutely outstanding. Easy read. It will serve as as book for future reference.Published on May 7 2004
This book by Dale Carnegie is one of the classic books written on public speaking. Anyone interested in public speaking should include this book in their library. Read morePublished on Feb. 17 2004 by Lenny Laskowski
I never took up any efective speaking book before. This would be my first. It has been very helpful and comes with examples that really boost your confidence. Read morePublished on July 2 2003
This book represents one of the classics works by Dale Carengie and should be in every speaker's library. Read morePublished on March 4 2003 by Lenny Laskowski
How to Win Friends etc. will probably always outsell this one. But the former book you can always practice with your family, neighbors and co-workers one at a time. Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2003 by Robert B. Makinson