Hot Best Seller

The Art of Public Speaking

Availability: Ready to download

The best way to become a confident, effective public speaker, according to the authors of this landmark book, is simply to do it. Practice, practice, practice. And while you're at it, assume the positive. Have something to say. Forget the self. Cast out fear. Be absorbed by your subject. And most importantly, expect success. "If you believe you will fail," they write, "the The best way to become a confident, effective public speaker, according to the authors of this landmark book, is simply to do it. Practice, practice, practice. And while you're at it, assume the positive. Have something to say. Forget the self. Cast out fear. Be absorbed by your subject. And most importantly, expect success. "If you believe you will fail," they write, "there is hope for you. You will." DALE CARNEGIE (1888-1955), a pioneer in public speaking and personality development, gained fame by teaching others how to become successful. His book How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936) has sold more than 10 million copies. He also founded the Dale Carnegie Institute for Effective Speaking and Human Relations, with branches all over the world. JOSEPH BERG ESENWEIN (1867-1946) also wrote The Art of Story-Writing, Writing the Photoplay (with Arthur Leeds), and Children's Stories and How to Tell Them.


Compare

The best way to become a confident, effective public speaker, according to the authors of this landmark book, is simply to do it. Practice, practice, practice. And while you're at it, assume the positive. Have something to say. Forget the self. Cast out fear. Be absorbed by your subject. And most importantly, expect success. "If you believe you will fail," they write, "the The best way to become a confident, effective public speaker, according to the authors of this landmark book, is simply to do it. Practice, practice, practice. And while you're at it, assume the positive. Have something to say. Forget the self. Cast out fear. Be absorbed by your subject. And most importantly, expect success. "If you believe you will fail," they write, "there is hope for you. You will." DALE CARNEGIE (1888-1955), a pioneer in public speaking and personality development, gained fame by teaching others how to become successful. His book How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936) has sold more than 10 million copies. He also founded the Dale Carnegie Institute for Effective Speaking and Human Relations, with branches all over the world. JOSEPH BERG ESENWEIN (1867-1946) also wrote The Art of Story-Writing, Writing the Photoplay (with Arthur Leeds), and Children's Stories and How to Tell Them.

30 review for The Art of Public Speaking

  1. 5 out of 5

    Amit Mishra

    Public speaking is all about building self-confidence. If you are confident enough to face any situation life throws at you seldom you will fell the hesitation. Dale Carnegie is a time tasted motivational writer that has portrayed the pretty picture of our fear psychology. He has talked about how to be confident in every phase of your life. Whether it's about speaking in a youth speech competition or in a business suit he has shown many fundamentals steps to build self-confidence. It is a must-h Public speaking is all about building self-confidence. If you are confident enough to face any situation life throws at you seldom you will fell the hesitation. Dale Carnegie is a time tasted motivational writer that has portrayed the pretty picture of our fear psychology. He has talked about how to be confident in every phase of your life. Whether it's about speaking in a youth speech competition or in a business suit he has shown many fundamentals steps to build self-confidence. It is a must-have book for everyone

  2. 4 out of 5

    Alfred Williams

    A classic book from a recognized master on the topic. A good read and foundational material for anyone looking at public speaking as a career. I bought this book at special price from here: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Public-Spe... A classic book from a recognized master on the topic. A good read and foundational material for anyone looking at public speaking as a career. I bought this book at special price from here: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Public-Spe...

  3. 5 out of 5

    Trung Nguyen

    As other Dale Carnegie' books, this book lays out important principles for effective public speaking. I have been trying to apply his suggestions in my talks and I find them very helpful. A few notes: - Be genuine interested in the audience: when preparing and giving a talk, I constantly remind myself to appreciate the audience who spend their time (and perhaps money) to listen to me. If the talk is 20 minutes and there are 30 of them, that's already 10 hours so I am responsible for not wasting su As other Dale Carnegie' books, this book lays out important principles for effective public speaking. I have been trying to apply his suggestions in my talks and I find them very helpful. A few notes: - Be genuine interested in the audience: when preparing and giving a talk, I constantly remind myself to appreciate the audience who spend their time (and perhaps money) to listen to me. If the talk is 20 minutes and there are 30 of them, that's already 10 hours so I am responsible for not wasting such precious time. I put myself in their shoes and ask if I were among the audience, what do I want to get from the talk? How can I improve their life and work from my presentation? - Converse to the audience: a talk given in a natural and conversational manner will enter the audience's mind more easily. This includes using different tones and varying the pitch. - Do not memorize the talk: I tried memorizing the talk before, it never worked! But one could write down what he wants to convey and then naturally express the points during his speech. - Be confident: the speaker of a work is usually most qualified to talk about that work (in research in particular). I often tell myself that I know about the subject I'm going to talk about better than most of the audience (and it turns out to be true from my experience). This makes me confident and I can give the speech as if I'm sharing my knowledge and experience with them. - Be passionate about the topic: if the speaker sounds skeptical of his own work, he will have a hard time convincing the audience about the value of the work - Tell them what you're going to tell them, tell them, then tell them what you have told them (outline, body, summary) - Use visualization techniques and figurative words - Focus on only a few key points (people have short attention span)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ashrakat Rady

    Since I had been a memmber in an organisation which meant by making projects and in the end of each year there is a competition to choose the most effective project, I noticed how the presentation was a great part of this process it is every team responsibility to show how great they achieved, I was in love with this moment when the oraganizers say "Now, you can begin your presentation" Because of that I tried a lot to learn about public speaking techniques, through reading, MOOCs, and practical Since I had been a memmber in an organisation which meant by making projects and in the end of each year there is a competition to choose the most effective project, I noticed how the presentation was a great part of this process it is every team responsibility to show how great they achieved, I was in love with this moment when the oraganizers say "Now, you can begin your presentation" Because of that I tried a lot to learn about public speaking techniques, through reading, MOOCs, and practical workshops, but something went wrong. My self confidence went down and down every single time..but this boos really was what I was looking for, it is not the book which gives you a fake hope, it gave me a practical solutions, and draw a plan into my head, now I know the skills which I am going to work on, and I have a hope, a hope associated with facts. I know I can make it, I have the potentials to be a great speaker, all I need know is to practice and develeop them. The guidelines I am going to make: 1) I made a folder in my labtob, and I am going to make a files, each file has a title to a subject I am interested in, and I will take notes under each title, these notes can be quotes from films and books, can be a personal experience, or just an idea rised up in my mind. 2)I will read the poems I love loudly to practice how to pronounce every single sintence with taking my breath and notice how my tone of voice changes, and finally to express my feelings smoothly. 3)I will watch the great speeches in the history and analyse them, the cratical thinking will strengthen my skills. 4)I will keep reading and take MOOCs in public speaking to learn more and improve this plan. 5)after some months I will reread my files and set the subjects on my mind and I will start to practice them in front of mirror, then in front of my friends finally in front of a strangers. Wish you all to be a great speakers, and to express your thoughts easily, the world need to know as and our visions reserves this, I believe.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Farhan Khalid

    Spiders, heights, public speaking. Everyone has their own phobias Speaking in public is a matter of practice Believe in the subject you’re presenting You learn to swim by swimming The only way to become a skilled speaker is by giving speeches There are three techniques to help you to do that 1. Forget feelings of self-consciousness by becoming absorbed by the subject 2. Have something to say. Memorize at least the first few lines of your speech as a starting point 3. Expect success Just like in music, mo Spiders, heights, public speaking. Everyone has their own phobias Speaking in public is a matter of practice Believe in the subject you’re presenting You learn to swim by swimming The only way to become a skilled speaker is by giving speeches There are three techniques to help you to do that 1. Forget feelings of self-consciousness by becoming absorbed by the subject 2. Have something to say. Memorize at least the first few lines of your speech as a starting point 3. Expect success Just like in music, monotony is the enemy The first key to giving a dynamic speech is to use emphasis (changing pitch) The second and third key techniques are changing pace and pausing You must become what you’re speaking. Transform yourself into your subject Eliminate all unnecessary gestures. Make sure they match your message Your expression should show your enthusiasm and spirit A strong speaking voice requires good health Work on improving your memory so that you can speak naturally and in a conversational Memory system is based on these three laws 1. Start by getting a deep and vivid impression of the thing you want to remember 2. Anything can be memorized if it is repeated often enough 3. The only way to remember something is to associate it with something else To ignite the hearts and minds of your listeners, you have to arrange the audience in a way to do so Acknowledge their needs, fears, and aspirations Arouse your audience's curiosity Tell a story, or ask a question. Keep their interest by appealing to their interests To be an effective speaker, you have to be capable of building an argument as well as tearing one down Use the power of the imagination when delivering a speech Public speaking is a kind of poetry Start with a plan. Here are examples 1. The action seeker State your facts Argue from them Appeal for action 2. Show that something is wrong Show problem Show how to remedy it Ask for involvement 3. The educator Gain the audience’s interest and attention State facts and educate the audience about the merits of your proposition Appeal to the motives that will make the audience act Build up to some kind of climax Be well rested Avoid a heavy meal right before speaking Look well groomed Smile! Pay some attention to the physical location where you will be speaking Crowd the audience together Keep the air fresh Light up your face Resist the temptation to twiddle your thumbs, fuss with your clothes, or play with a pen and paper Don’t crowd out your space distractions Avoid guests on the platform Seat your audience, if possible

  6. 4 out of 5

    Tony Wang

    Do you always feel worried to talk with girl? Do you still feel doubtful about how to make public speech? Speaking is an art,if we can use it properly,then we can benefit from it.Want to know how to make yourself be good at speaking? Read this book- The art of public speaking as soon as possible. Unlike previous works on speech, speech patterns described in this book, the integration of public oratory, salesmanship, psychology and business negotiation skills to guide people on how to overcome fe Do you always feel worried to talk with girl? Do you still feel doubtful about how to make public speech? Speaking is an art,if we can use it properly,then we can benefit from it.Want to know how to make yourself be good at speaking? Read this book- The art of public speaking as soon as possible. Unlike previous works on speech, speech patterns described in this book, the integration of public oratory, salesmanship, psychology and business negotiation skills to guide people on how to overcome fear, build self-confidence, in accord with nature to play to their potential intelligence , on various occasions issued the appropriate conversation to gain success in life and business on.Because this is a self-help and self-education book.I don’t think it’s a suspenseful and dramatic. I think do well on introduce public speaking from many facts.Such as talk to friends;make public speech;talk to stranger,etc.This book involve almost all speaking situation that we can meet in our life.I suggest author should add specific sentences that we can say to others to make them happy.Everybody hope can get other’s praise. This book does help us deal with many speaking situations in our life.Although a people who not good at conversation,can improve the skill of talking with others by this book.It’s really a compelling and page-turner book. In my opinion,I think the potential audience might be the people feel hard to talk with others and people always make others mad by themselves bad speaking.I think the people who like reading Carnegie’s book and wish can improving themselves speaking skill would like this book. To sum up,this is a great book that can make our feel better when we talking with other in our life.I recommend people to read this book for improving speaking skill.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Desiree Finkbeiner

    Most everything in this book is a review of what you learn in college speech class- though these methods are common sense to some of us, this would be a good book for someone who really just needs LOTS of practice. MANY speeches are offered in this book with tips on how to best recite them, but it's really more of a workbook than an informative read. I lost interest many times b/c it was just review information and long winded speeches and poetry from other authors given as examples for the read Most everything in this book is a review of what you learn in college speech class- though these methods are common sense to some of us, this would be a good book for someone who really just needs LOTS of practice. MANY speeches are offered in this book with tips on how to best recite them, but it's really more of a workbook than an informative read. I lost interest many times b/c it was just review information and long winded speeches and poetry from other authors given as examples for the reader to practice to. I would recommend this to anyone who's been told they do not have very good speaking skills. But for a well-seasoned public speaker, this will not be the most exciting read and you may be better off devoting your reading time to other areas.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sotiris Makrygiannis

    This is the first time that im reading about Public Speaking and will say that this book, despite that is old, is fantastic. It breaks down Public speaking to specific items that anyone could practise and gives a lot of advice, tips on how to do it. If you are interested on the free audio book version, can be found here: https://librivox.org/the-art-of-publi... For sure, will be reading more about the subject and also hear this book again, especially the first 10 chapters. This is the first time that im reading about Public Speaking and will say that this book, despite that is old, is fantastic. It breaks down Public speaking to specific items that anyone could practise and gives a lot of advice, tips on how to do it. If you are interested on the free audio book version, can be found here: https://librivox.org/the-art-of-publi... For sure, will be reading more about the subject and also hear this book again, especially the first 10 chapters.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Divya Chirania

    I had very high hopes after reading "How to Win Friends & influence people ?" and to an extent, it has lived up to the expectations. He has tried his best to include even the minority details required in a public speech so that a speaker does not stutter. Of course, the book has to be complemented with the practice otherwise it is waste read. The author has included references from multiple resources and has tried to make this topic as lively as possible. There are examples, inferences, explanat I had very high hopes after reading "How to Win Friends & influence people ?" and to an extent, it has lived up to the expectations. He has tried his best to include even the minority details required in a public speech so that a speaker does not stutter. Of course, the book has to be complemented with the practice otherwise it is waste read. The author has included references from multiple resources and has tried to make this topic as lively as possible. There are examples, inferences, explanations & scientific discussions which can come handy in any kind of speech, be it an extempore or a simple dinner table conversation. Well, 4 stars because amidst explanation of important concepts, the book assumes a theoretical tone which I found too technical to understand every bit. Then there are long examples of some well-known speeches which give a feel of text-book. Apart from that, author's point of view on the impact of will, confidence, positive thinking, thoughts, personality,etc.. is praiseworthy. Some excerpts : Let us not confound loudness with emphasis. To yell is not a sign of earnestness,or intelligence of feeling. No one can say that one interpretaion is right and the other is wrong. It is not so much what you say , as how you say it. Concentrate all your mental energies on the present sentence. Speak, don't anticipate. The mechanical calling of words is not expression, by a long stretch. As a speaker your words must be born again every time they are spoken, then they will not suffer in their utterance. Speeches which arise from concentrated thought and feeling and not a mere necessity for saying something lose nothing by repitition. Count your blessings and they will multiply. COnviction Convinces. The man within is the final factor. He must supply the fuel. Why not charm men instead of capturing them by assault ? The speeches that will live have been charged with emotional force. DO not let your words say one thing , and your voice and attitude another. The great man's sincerity is of the kind he cannot speak of , is not conscious of. Fluency is almost entirely a matter of preparation. They are most ready who are best prepared. Fluency depends on knowledge and and your being accustomed to telling what you know to an audience. Ease arises from practice. Proper friendships form one of the best means for the formation of ideas and ideals. Clarify your ideas by putting them in words,the talker gains as much from his conversation as the listner. A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years of study of books. You must not forget a great many thinngs that are not in your subject, but you must not think of them . Your attention must consciously go only to your message, but subconsciously you will be attending to the points of technique whihc have become more or less habitual by practice. Learn by rules to speak without thinking of rules. No philosopher's stone that will act as a substitute for laborious practice has ever been found.It it were, it would be thrown away. because it would kill our greatest joy, the delight of acquisition. Never force your tones. Ease, openness and forwardness, they are the prime factors in eneabling your voice to be heard at a distance. Do not gaze at the floor as you speak. Do not try to speak too long without renewing your breath. Do not drink cold water when speaking. The voice with the smile wins. To the wise , a word is sufficient. As a man thinketh in his heart so is his voice. The eyes has been called the window of the soul.Through it shines the lights of our thoughts and feelings. DO not despise practice. When we merely repeat words that were conceived hours or weeks before and hence are like chamagne that has lost its fizz. Notes like crutches are only a sign of weakness. Make notes on your brain instead of paper. Only the practiced speaker can hope to gain both conciseness of argument and conviction in a manner , polish of lanuage and power in delivery , finish of style and fire in utterance. If you have no ideas do not rattle your empty ers and ahs , but get some ideas and do not speak until you do get them. Rserve power is magnetic. Audience is getting the cream of your observation, reading, experience, feeling, thought. But how shall we get the mile ? From the cow and the other is from milk man. This faculty of acute and acurate observation is so important that no man ambitious to lead can neglect it. Translate all that you see into terms of speech. Reading should entertain, give information, or stimulate thought. To read a borrowed book may be a joy, but to assign your own book a place of its own on your own shelves, be they few or many, to love the book and feel of its worn cover, to thumb it over slowly , page by page , to pencil its margin in agreement or in protest, to smile or thrill with its remembered pungencies, no mere book boorrower could ever sense all that delight. Seek reading that makes use your own brains. Knowledge knows a fact in relation to other facts. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Do not waste your time in ways that profit you nothing. Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run. Be sure that your recereation recreates. WHat should be said, by whom, and in what cirecumstances, constitute ninety percent of effeciency in public address. Blessed is the man that maketh short speeches, for he shall be invited to speak again. Live an active life among people who are doing worthwhile things , keep eyes and ears and mind and heart open to absorb truth, and then tell of the things you know, as if you know them. More speeches have been spoiled by the half hearted preparation than by lack of talent. Do not allow any many man to force you to work in his way, but do not neglect to consider his way, for it may be better than your own. Speak not at all, in any wise, till you have somewhat to speak, care not for your reward of your speaking, but simply and with undivided mind for the truth of your speaking. Setting forth a matter so plainly that it cannot be misunderstood. To speak effectively you must be able to see your subject clearly and comprehensively and make your sudience see it as you do it. Clearness, precision, accuracy, unity, truth and necessity , these must be the constant standards by which you test the efficiency of your expositions. A dust cloth is a very useful thing but why embroider it ? First and final impressions remain the longest. To describe a thing as a whole you must first see it as a whole. Wit is keen and like a rapier, piercing deeply, sometimes even to the heart. We naturally respect authority. Our feelings, thoughts and wills tend to follow the line of least resistance. The speaker skilled in moving men to action manages to dominate the minds of his audience with his thoughts by subtly prohibiting the entertaining of ideas hostile to his own. We are all influenced by our environments. It is all the matter of public's confidence in speaker. Confidence is the mother of conviction. The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armour of righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. To secure confidence, be confident. Don't claim authority unless you carry your license in your pocket. Example is a powerful means of suggestion. Figurative and indirect language has suggestive force , because it does not make statements that can be directly disputed. Arguing a subject, however will necessarily arouse contradictory ideas in the mind of your audience. When immediate action or persuassion is desired, suggestion is more efficacious than argument - when both are judiously mixed, the effect is irresistable. The nature of persuassion is not soley intellectual, but is largely emotional. A mistake in your estimate may cost you your case. The successful pleader must convert his arguments into terms of his listener's advantage. Neither is possible to plead with full effeciency for a cause for which you do not feel deeply. Base your appeal on reason, but do not end in the basement, let the building rise, full of deep emotion and noble persuasion. Crowd never reasons. The sense of responsibility is lost in the crowd because of its numbers.However, it will forget in an hour when the fit is past. Do not rest satisfied with the ability to recall images, but cultivate your creative imagination by building what might be upon the foundation of what is. Do not be content with your general knowledge of a word - press your study until you have mastered its individual shades of meaning and usage. Only deep impressions can be recalled at will. One intense hour will do more than dreamy hours. Listen with the mind and you will remember. It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied. Thought and heart combine to produce right thinking. Actions develop into habits, habits constitute character and character determines destiny. What we secretly cherish in our hearts is a symbol of what we shall receive. Ask and ye shall receive, seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you. Never tolerate for an instant the suggestion that your will is not absoutely efficient. Desire greatly, and you shall achieve, sacrifice much , and you shall obtain. Leaving too much to the moment is taking a long chance and generally means a less effective speech , if not a failure. Success is usually a happy mixture of seriousness and humour. Be as original as you can. Many could argue but few converse. They are praised who praise, they please who listen well. All the world is seeking happiness. Always leave them laughing when you say goodbye :)

  10. 4 out of 5

    Ed Barton

    Classic and Dated This is a classic book, filled with oratory from 100 years ago. The advice is timeless but the book isn’t. There are lots of choices out there, and this isn’t your best choice. Want to read some lost great speeches? You got them here. Want to speak better? Look elsewhere.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kamal Kishore

    A must for everyone

  12. 4 out of 5

    Hicham Al Maghribi

    Great book to read , it gives you many tips in order to improve yourself and explain your ideas with ease .

  13. 5 out of 5

    Chayong

    Thanks Blinkist! There’s only one way to become an effective public speaker: practice, practice, practice. That said, there are techniques that’ll help you succeed. For starters, avoid monotony by effectively using emphasis, let your gestures emanate from sincere feeling, turn your audience into a crowd and improve your voice by attending to your cardiovascular health. Finally, test your arguments and the arguments of your opponents, and use imagery both to prepare for and to construct your speec Thanks Blinkist! There’s only one way to become an effective public speaker: practice, practice, practice. That said, there are techniques that’ll help you succeed. For starters, avoid monotony by effectively using emphasis, let your gestures emanate from sincere feeling, turn your audience into a crowd and improve your voice by attending to your cardiovascular health. Finally, test your arguments and the arguments of your opponents, and use imagery both to prepare for and to construct your speeches. Actionable advice: Build your vocabulary. Your speeches will be considerably more effective if you have a large vocabulary. A strong command of language is the only way to forcefully communicate ideas. Now, if you truly want to broaden your vocab, you must use new words. So next time you pick up a copy of Montaigne’s essays or Wordsworth’s poetry, note down some unfamiliar words. And then – this is the crucial part – incorporate them into your next speech.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Anthony Bergen

    I listened to this book through an audio book version. It's filled with many quotes and speeches that can last as long as fifteen minutes or more. This can be both distracting and rather boring causing you to miss key information on the art of public speaking. Although, some of these quotes and speeches do help in identifying important information in public speaking. After you get over these flaws, the book is filled with many devices that will help you stand up in front of many and speak confid I listened to this book through an audio book version. It's filled with many quotes and speeches that can last as long as fifteen minutes or more. This can be both distracting and rather boring causing you to miss key information on the art of public speaking. Although, some of these quotes and speeches do help in identifying important information in public speaking. After you get over these flaws, the book is filled with many devices that will help you stand up in front of many and speak confidently and effectively.

  15. 5 out of 5

    F.

    I wish I could say that this was a great book. But it was sooooooo boring. The only reason I have to give it three stars is that it was genuinely a very educational book that I'm certain benefited me. Other than that, yeah . . . I wouldn't recommend this for anyone's fun reading. This is definitely for people who perform public speaking and no others. I wish I could say that this was a great book. But it was sooooooo boring. The only reason I have to give it three stars is that it was genuinely a very educational book that I'm certain benefited me. Other than that, yeah . . . I wouldn't recommend this for anyone's fun reading. This is definitely for people who perform public speaking and no others.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Tato

    A book that I am reading referenced this one so many times that I thought I am missing big on something, so I purchased it. Well, definitely a must read for a starter, but I should have known that having been written in early 1900s, it wouldn't be much applicable to an academic woman of early 2000s :-) A book that I am reading referenced this one so many times that I thought I am missing big on something, so I purchased it. Well, definitely a must read for a starter, but I should have known that having been written in early 1900s, it wouldn't be much applicable to an academic woman of early 2000s :-)

  17. 4 out of 5

    Marja Botha Van doorn

    This book will teach you everything you need to know about public speaking but also about influencing and persuading people in everyday life. Everyone can do with what this book teaches because sooner or later we all need to learn the art of persuasion. And this book teaches you how.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Maksims Trivaškevičs

    Worth reading at least twice.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Maria Dovnar

    It was my first book in a long joney of figuring out how to build conections and understand people. Its nice book, just take some honey away from it)

  20. 4 out of 5

    Lena Nechet

    I am re-"reading" The Art of Public Speaking by listening to the audiobook, during long morning runs. I am re-"reading" The Art of Public Speaking by listening to the audiobook, during long morning runs.

  21. 4 out of 5

    It is I

    Very outdated.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Nico Robin

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I picked this book hoping for support/help in my preparation for everyday public speaking inside the classroom BUT ...why it is a collection of speeches from old and renowned people? There are indeed guidelines/tips on how to do public speaking such as believing in yourself (confidence), getting the attention of the audience (influencing the crowd), voice, voice charm, growing vocabulary words, memory training, truth about gestures, methods of delivery, change of pace, and many cliché techniques I picked this book hoping for support/help in my preparation for everyday public speaking inside the classroom BUT ...why it is a collection of speeches from old and renowned people? There are indeed guidelines/tips on how to do public speaking such as believing in yourself (confidence), getting the attention of the audience (influencing the crowd), voice, voice charm, growing vocabulary words, memory training, truth about gestures, methods of delivery, change of pace, and many cliché techniques. Maybe I expected too much from the author of the book ‘How to Win People’ to actually help me become a good public speaker. Yet he said in the first place, “YOU MUST LEARN TO SPEAK BY SPEAKING.” So why write a book if public speaking can only be improved by speaking instead of reading? Paradox, isn’t it? In addition to that, why include that too many speeches of important people from history? Lol. If I want to read their speeches, then maybe I’ll just read their books instead. Still try to read this if you’re curious. Ignore me. Maybe you’ll be the next speaker in the events I’ll attend in the future. Then smack this review in my face if you find me. And also still love you Dale Carnegie and other author.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Gulo

    As with most books by Dale Carnegie, this book is more of an all-encompassing tome on how to approach life with enthusiasm and humility. Indeed, it is literally a self-help book about public speaking and confidence building (and a successful one at that) but it starts from the premise that the first step in great speeches is the necessity of great emotion or enthusiasm from the speaker on the subject at hand. Brilliant, short, and with bullet-form summaries at the end of each chapter, this one i As with most books by Dale Carnegie, this book is more of an all-encompassing tome on how to approach life with enthusiasm and humility. Indeed, it is literally a self-help book about public speaking and confidence building (and a successful one at that) but it starts from the premise that the first step in great speeches is the necessity of great emotion or enthusiasm from the speaker on the subject at hand. Brilliant, short, and with bullet-form summaries at the end of each chapter, this one is a must read for those interested in becoming a better public speaker. Some core concepts: - Practice, practice, practice - Speeches take time to build; put in the time and effort to get to know as much as possible about the subject and you will very likely build a great speech - Confidence begets confidence My one takeaway quote: “Live an active life among people who are doing worthwhile things, keep eyes and ears and mind and heart open to absorb truth, and then tell of the things you know, as if you know them. The world will listen, for the world loves nothing so much as real life.” -D. Carnegie

  24. 5 out of 5

    Hannah

    This book, for a genre that I don't normally read, was really good. A lot of the information contained in the book are all the things that you here when you take any sort of class that involves public speaking. I've utilized some of the principles contained in this book in my own opportunities to do public speaking, One of which is to outline, not to write out the whole speech in its entirety. It has made memorizing and presenting speeches much easier because it isn't really memorizing. I would This book, for a genre that I don't normally read, was really good. A lot of the information contained in the book are all the things that you here when you take any sort of class that involves public speaking. I've utilized some of the principles contained in this book in my own opportunities to do public speaking, One of which is to outline, not to write out the whole speech in its entirety. It has made memorizing and presenting speeches much easier because it isn't really memorizing. I would recommend this book who has anything worth communicating, which is everyone. The way the inspiration is presented and the tone of voice used adds to the book greatly. Dale Carnegie writes very inspiringly. The stories add so much to the message.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Janka H.

    This is a serious tome on the art of the rhetoric! While it is an oldie, it still contains many useful information and techniques. Yet, I would not recommend it as a quick reference material for someone trying to enhance his performance before this week's important presentation! (For this event my advice would be: practice before friends/mirror!). This book is for the serious users with the long-time goals. Also, it is useful to remembet that the book was written in 1915, thus not all the informa This is a serious tome on the art of the rhetoric! While it is an oldie, it still contains many useful information and techniques. Yet, I would not recommend it as a quick reference material for someone trying to enhance his performance before this week's important presentation! (For this event my advice would be: practice before friends/mirror!). This book is for the serious users with the long-time goals. Also, it is useful to remembet that the book was written in 1915, thus not all the informations are relevant for today's needs. But the main points are still valid: confidence and practice. The ways to these skills may differ in the modern world, yet the basics are still the same. Bonus: some very interesting and enriching speeches are included in the book!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Yoric

    Carnegie has a reputation, and the first sentence opening the book sets the tune: "The efficiency of a book is like that of a man, in one important respect: its attitude toward its subject is the first source of its power." Then: "Training in public speaking is not a matter of externals-primarily; it is not a matter of imitation-fundamentally; it is not a matter of conformity to standards at all." And this one definitely put a marker on the book's quality: "the first thing both in time and in importa Carnegie has a reputation, and the first sentence opening the book sets the tune: "The efficiency of a book is like that of a man, in one important respect: its attitude toward its subject is the first source of its power." Then: "Training in public speaking is not a matter of externals-primarily; it is not a matter of imitation-fundamentally; it is not a matter of conformity to standards at all." And this one definitely put a marker on the book's quality: "the first thing both in time and in importance is that the man should be and think and feel things that are worthy of being given forth."

  27. 5 out of 5

    Marc Page

    This book was not what I expected. It is very much a text book for becoming a great speaker. While the casual reader will get many bits of advice on speaking better it is designed to be a program with exercises and retrospection. There does seem to be a political bent to the selections of speeches given to practice but given that we are so far removed from the era of the author it is difficult to say. Overall a great exercise to improve your public speaking is used as a text book and selection o This book was not what I expected. It is very much a text book for becoming a great speaker. While the casual reader will get many bits of advice on speaking better it is designed to be a program with exercises and retrospection. There does seem to be a political bent to the selections of speeches given to practice but given that we are so far removed from the era of the author it is difficult to say. Overall a great exercise to improve your public speaking is used as a text book and selection of things to think about and tips on speaking of just read casually.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Nancy Kuykendall

    Having been first published in 1915 the reader must be prepared for the older, more formal style of writing in this book. There are many good ideas and tips that have surely helped many become sufficient public speakers. These ideas also apply well to writers. The book includes many reading exercises and questions to answer within each chapter. Though I found this book to be quite informative, I had trouble wading through it all and skipped most of the extra helps to focus on the explanation of Having been first published in 1915 the reader must be prepared for the older, more formal style of writing in this book. There are many good ideas and tips that have surely helped many become sufficient public speakers. These ideas also apply well to writers. The book includes many reading exercises and questions to answer within each chapter. Though I found this book to be quite informative, I had trouble wading through it all and skipped most of the extra helps to focus on the explanation of each topic.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Nikola

    This is the type of book you get back to. It is in a class of its own, it broads your views and each chapter focuses on specific aspect that may inspire you to further research the topic. I would recommend it to anyone in need to hold public speeches, but also it can help you in daily conversations with people. I found the summary in bullet points at the end of each chapter enjoyable and helpful. In one sentence: a supreme book that was never boring.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ky'Shea

    The book expands on basic and advanced understandings of public speaking. It's a workbook with a lot of examples, tips and exercises for each chapter. I thought it might have been written in a condescending way but it wasn't. Unless you are reading this for school, I recommend reading the whole book straight through and then going back to do the exercises because stopping to write at the end of each chapter was demotivating. The book expands on basic and advanced understandings of public speaking. It's a workbook with a lot of examples, tips and exercises for each chapter. I thought it might have been written in a condescending way but it wasn't. Unless you are reading this for school, I recommend reading the whole book straight through and then going back to do the exercises because stopping to write at the end of each chapter was demotivating.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.