Confessions of a Public Speaker 1st Edition

Confessions of a Public Speaker 1st Edition (English, Paperback, Scott Berkun)


Confessions of a Public Speaker 1st Edition  (English, Paperback, Scott Berkun)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: O'Reilly
    • ISBN: 9788184048469, 8184048467
    • Edition: 1st, 2009
    • Pages: 256
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    Straightforward and highly practical, Confessions Of A Public Speaker is a hilarious and engaging account of what happens behind the scenes in the public speaking profession.

    Summary Of The Book

    Public speakers are among the most influential professionals in the world. So what is it that makes a person a good public speaker? This insightful, humour-packed, and provocative book by bestselling business author and speaker reveals all on what the best public speakers do, how they do it, and most importantly, how anyone can do it as well as them.

    Confessions Of A Public Speaker is an interesting read for managers, teachers, speakers, and practically anyone who wishes to master the art of public speaking. In this book, Berkun reveals the techniques and secrets of effective public communication that he acquired over years of giving lectures and teaching courses.

    In his unique comic style, Berkun also gives us an insider’s view of the various triumphs and embarrassments that he had to go through over his 15 years of speaking in front of differently sized crowds. Confessions Of A Public Speaker is packed with many humorous and illuminating tales of real-life disasters and phenomenal performances. The book also gives readers an inside scoop on people who earn $30,000 an hour for presenting lectures and why they earn so much.

    This entertaining, inspirational, and devastatingly honest book also presents lively lessons and practical advice on various public speaking topics including the science of not boring people, how to work a tough room, and what to do when things go wrong.

    About Scott Berkun

    Scott Berkun is a well known American public speaker and author.

    Berkun has authored several books including The Art Of Project Management, Making Things Happen, Mindfire: Big Ideas For Curious Minds, and The Myths Of Innovation.

    Berkun studied design, computer science, and philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University. He began his career at Microsoft in 1994, and worked on Internet Explorer 1.0 to 5.0, MSN, and Windows. He left the software company in 2003 to take up a full time writing career. He has also been a commentator on MSNBC, CNBC, and National Public Radio. He has written for The New York Times, Forbes Magazine, Wired Magazine, The Washington Post, and Fast Company. Berkun was awarded the Jolt Award for Productivity Winner in 2008 for The Myths Of Innovation.

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    Table of Contents
    • Table of Contents

      Chapter 1 I can’t see you naked

      Chapter 2 The attack of the butterflies

      Chapter 3 $30,000 an hour

      Chapter 4 How to work a tough room

      Chapter 5 Do not eat the microphone

      Chapter 6 The science of not boring people

      Chapter 7 Lessons from my 15 minutes of fame

      Chapter 8 The things people say

      Chapter 9 The clutch is your friend

      Chapter 10 Confessions

      Appendix The little things pros do

      Appendix How to make a point

      Appendix What to do if your talk sucks

      Appendix What to do when things go wrong

      Appendix You can’t do worse than this

      Appendix Research and recommendations

      Appendix How to help this book: a request

      Appendix Acknowledgments

      Appendix Photo credits



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    Quite useful and Well researched material

    I've not yet read the complete book, but whatever part I've gone through, I am impressed with it. It is written with a thorough reasearch. I liked the examples and tips. The authors has really put his genuine and sincere efforts. The "Research and reccomendation" part is great and author didn't shy away in sharing the details that helped him writing this book. I am grateful for having this part. The confessions will make you realize your own mistakes. Anybody wishing to learn will surely get ...

    Manish Kumar

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    Feb, 2014

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    Funny, Captivating

    This book is wonderful - the author takes up one of the greatest frights of man - stage fear and writes a compelling book on how to tackle it. His examples and incidents are funny and Scott does a great job of making you feel at ease with public speaking. Once you've read this book, you will emerge as a confident public speaker. Even if you don't give a great presentation, you will not feel embarassed by your performance; because the author gives a lot of examples from the audience point of v...

    Rahul Mulchandani

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    Mar, 2012

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    Did not meet expectations

    The delivery took much more than expected time.

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