Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott Berkun

By Scott Berkun

During this hilarious and hugely sensible publication, writer speaker Scott Berkun finds the suggestions in the back of what nice communicators do, and exhibits how an individual can learn how to use them good. For managers and academics -- and somebody else who talks and expects somebody to hear -- Confessions of a Public Speaker offers an insider's viewpoint on the best way to successfully current principles to somebody. It's a different, exciting, and educational romp throughout the embarrassments and triumphs Scott has skilled over 15 years of talking to crowds of all sizes.

With full of life classes and wonderful confessions, you'll get new insights into the paintings of persuasion -- in addition to instructing, studying, and function -- without delay from a grasp of the trade.

Highlights include:
* Berkun's hard-won and easy philosophy, culled from years of lectures, educating classes, and hours of appearances on NPR, MSNBC, and CNBC
* Practical advice, together with find out how to paintings a difficult room, the technological know-how of now not dull humans, easy methods to continue to exist the assault of the butterflies, and what to do whilst issues get it wrong
* The inside of scoop on who earns $30,000 for a one-hour lecture and why
* The worst -- and funniest -- catastrophe stories you've ever heard (plus countermoves you should use)

Filled with funny and illuminating tales of exciting performances and real-life failures, Confessions of a Public Speaker is inspirational, devastatingly sincere, and a blast to learn.

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