Secrets of Great Public Speakers Exposed – Dale Beaumont

Book – Secrets of Great Public Speakers Exposed

Author – Dale Beaumont

Publisher – Dream Express Publishing, 2007

Rating – 4

“Great speakers need to have humility; they must have a positive attitude and the ability to make heart-to-heart connections with their audience.   They also need to be prepared to admit weaknesses and tell self-depreciating stories to make relevant points”  Robyn Henderson.

Most people at some stage in their life, are required to stand up in front of a group to speak or “say a few words.  Research indicates that public speaking is the number one fear in the Western world ahead of dying!  Given that public speaking is so confronting to people and that we will all be put in a position where we have to speak publically at some time or another, learning to speak in public can be seen a gift that will serve us throughout our life.

Through the personal stories of 16 Australian speakers, this book covers a range of topics  on professional speaking, and reveals tips, tricks and techniques to improve our communication and leadership skills which are the cornerstone to success in all areas of our lives.

Topics include:

  • What to speak about
  • Handling nerves and being confident
  • Pitfalls to avoid
  • Where to start to get experience
  • How to research and structure a memorable speech for maximum impact
  • Storytelling
  • Preparing mentally and physically
  • Using the power of your personality
  • Simple techniques to communicate subconscious messages
  • What it takes to be a $1 million year professional speaker

“The bottom line is anyone can learn to become a competent and accomplished public speaker, but it will take lots of practise and concentrated effort to build your own personality and style”  Ron Tacchi

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