Scott via this book helped me get through my first public speaking gig alive in tact and having done a reasonable job firstly with practical tips on how to put together an interesting talk secondly by helping me realise there is nothing to be afraid of it s actually a ve I m terrified of public speaking and so in an effort to find a way of reducing this fear I ve read A LOT of books on the topic Confessions of A Public Speaker is definitely one of the better onesIt s less of a how to and of a description of the author s experiences positive and negative with some hints tips and guidance thrown inI really liked this format I found it interesting and a refreshing change. In this hilarious and highly practical book author and professional speaker Scott Berkun reveals the techniues behind what great communicators do and shows how anyone can learn to use them well For managers and teachers and anyone else who talks and expects someone to listen Confessions of a Public Speaker provides an insiders perspective on how to effectively present ideas to anyone Its a uniue entertaining and instructional romp through the embarrassme.
From the feel the fear and do it anyway approach taken by uite a few of the books in this genre The chatty informal and humorous style in which it s written makes it an extremely easy and engaging read and I thought that the photos which show venues from a the view of the speaker were a nice touchDefinitely worth a look if public speaking s something you struggle with Excellence service Highly entertaining and inspiring romp through Scott Berkun s career so far as a public speakerScott Berkun was a project manager for years at Microsoft then left to make a life as a freelance writer and speaker He states that one of his ambitions is to be a great thinker someday Looks. Nts and triumphs Scott has experienced over 15 years of speaking to crowds of all sizesWith lively lessons and surprising confessions youll get new insights into the art of persuasion as well as teaching learning and performance directly from a master of the tradeHighlights includeBerkuns hard won and simple philosophy culled from years of lectures teaching courses and hours of appearances on NPR MSNBC and CNBCPractical advice including how to work a tou.
Like he is well on his wayOne of the good things about this books is that it is experience based an amalgam of personal memoir and tips he wants to pass on about how others can learn from his successes and failures to become better public speakers themselves As a result the book has a personal story telling feel to itAnother good thing about this book is that it s hilarious I chuckled all the way throughThoroughly recommended even if you don t have ambitions to be a public speaker Easy book to read with a lot of examples and tips to become a better public speaker The part that I ve liked the most is the large number of sources the author drew from when writing this book. Gh room the science of not boring people how to survive the attack of the butterflies and what to do when things go wrongThe inside scoop on who earns 30000 for a one hour lecture and whyThe worst and funniest disaster stories youve ever heard plus countermoves you can useFilled with humorous and illuminating stories of thrilling performances and real life disasters Confessions of a Public Speaker is inspirational devastatingly honest and a blast to read.