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1. Speaking Without Fear or Nervousness
by Helen Sutton
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Asin: 1559776757
Catlog: Book (1997-08-01)
Publisher: Careertrack Inc.
Sales Rank: 92577
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
It's worth paying! I recommend evryone who want to become a good public speaker, this is the must listen audio book.

Good luck, San Kim ... Read more


2. 10 Days to More Confident Public Speaking
by The Princeton Language Institute, Lenny Laskowski
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Catlog: Book (2002-02-01)
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Written by an expert in the field, this book has the tools you need to become a relaxed, effective, and commanding public speaker. A clear, concise, step-by-step approach with dozens of inside tips, 10 Days to More Confident Public Speaking will help you:

* Overcome nervousness and discover your own natural style
* Establish an immediate rapport with your audience
* Practice your new techniques daily in conversations with friends
* Write a speech that builds to an unforgettable conclusion
* Expertly blend humor and anecdotes into your talks
* Use special techniques to memorize your speech ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars My speech was a hit!
I just wanted to let you know that the book and information of yours that I used for writing one of my speeches was a hit. I've never felt so confident and never had so many compliments. Thank you very much!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Book On Public Speaking I have ever read!
Lenny's book is probably one of the bext books written on this topic. Lenny's clear writing style is like being in one of Lenny's seminars. When you read this book, it is like Lenny is speaking to you during one of his seminars. He makes it very easy to understand. What a wonderful book.

I can only imagine what Lenny's seminars and workshops are like. They must be outstanding!

This book is a MUST for everyone's library!

5-0 out of 5 stars Practical advice you can use immediately!
After devouring this book, I immediately passed it to a client who is developing a speaking business. Lenny's book is full of real-life examples and practical tips for communicating clearly and powerfully. Whether you want to speak professionally or just communicate better in your day-to-day life, this is the book for you!

5-0 out of 5 stars Valuable Practical Tips and Information
This book is a gold mine! It provides a ton of practice, easy to understand and easy to implement ideas. Lenny's style of writing is so conversation. Reading the book is like having Lenny speak to you one-on-one. The information is easy to understand and simple to use and the entire book is an easy read.

Great job!

5-0 out of 5 stars AN EASY WAY TO ELOQUENCE
Throat dry and raspy? Hands damp and clammy, perhaps even a little shaky? Don't worry, chances are you're not coming down with the flu but simply about to speak in public. Why the majority of us are rendered incapable when standing before a group of faces, even loving ones, is a mystery.

However, there is no mystery about the help for our podium petrification found in "10 Days To More Confident Public Speaking" by The Princeton Language Institute. After listening and practicing the useful tips found in this audio many will be almost as eloquent as reader Peter McHugh!

Listeners are shown how to be laid back, be comfortable with their own unique selves, and, of great importance, given insider tips on establishing an instant rapport with an audience. Suggestions as to how to integrate humor abound, as well as memorization techniques. Once a speaker knows the words he or she wants are firmly in mind, there is an added comfort and confidence.

Whether you going to be up before a local historical society or a judge, 10 DAYS TO MORE CONFIDENT PUBLIC SPEAKING is an invaluable aid.

- Gail Cooke ... Read more


3. How to Talk to Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere : The Secrets of Good Conversation
by LARRY KING
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Asin: 0679436537
Catlog: Book (1994-10-18)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Sales Rank: 462515
Average Customer Review: 3.24 out of 5 stars
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We do it every day, but talking to people -- especially people we don't know -- can sometimes be a daunting challenge. Now Larry King, who has talked with everybody from Mikhail Gorbachev to Michael Jordan, shares his secrets of how to communicate confidently and effectively in any situation. Whether you're at a cocktail party, in a job interview, or giving a speech, there are simple techniques for getting your listeners on your side and getting your message across -- and Larry King knows them all.

Larry provides dozens of tips that will help you master the art of conversation in both social and professional settings. He shows you how to break the ice with strangers, what to say at a wedding or a funeral, and how to sell yourself to a prospective employer -- or interview a prospective employee. Finally, as one of the most sought after and highly paid speakers in America, Larry shares his keys to successful public speaking.

With How to Talk to Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere, you, too, can learn to communicate with the assurance and ease that has made Larry King famous around the world as a master of good talk. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Worth looking at, understand what this book will help with
I picked up this book because I have a problem with conversations. I have difficulty talking to people if I don't know them very well. That's one problem, but the real reason I read this book was my other problem: thinking of things to say with people I do know. Larry King (the king of talking) addresses the first problem, but not the second. He gives tips and techniques about how to talk to strangers and how to speak in a business setting. This advice is valuable. There were tips that I found useful, but as a whole, this book did not address what I needed.

Fortunately, this was an interesting book to read as King gives examples and illustrations from his own life and career. He explains things clearly and if I would have been reading this to help me converse with strangers, there would have been more value in reading this book. If you are thinking about reading this book for being able to converse with strangers, I would give this book a try. If you are looking at it for my reason, skip it and try something else.

2-0 out of 5 stars This is mostly a name-dropping kind of book.
This book is enternaining in places, but not particularly helpful in my opinion. Larry King is a master of the bold, rapid-fire question type of interview. In this book, though, he talks about celebrities like himself, with whom he is on first name terms. That's fine for him, but there's not much here that I can use.

4-0 out of 5 stars Talking from experience
This book is not the ideal book to learn how to talk to people, but nervertheless it is a good book to read. Larry King in this book talks of his personal experience, how did he reach his current success, from a boy running around the studio working on any work got to current Larry King - one of the successful people of show business.

2-0 out of 5 stars Back to the basics
Larry King knows how to talk, but that doesn't mean he knows how to teach. This is predictable stuff that only will help those who are in need of basic advice. Save your money and your time.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not so good.
When buying this book, I thought I will master the skills of communication, after all who would be better than Larry King to teach me how to talk?

Unfortunately, I did not gain much of this book. Well I can't blame Larry for not letting out his secrets of communication, he is definitely aware that competitors will read it too!

I recommend How to Win Friends and Influence people instead. ... Read more


4. Be Heard Now!: How to Speak Naturally and Powerfully in Front of Any Audience
by Lee Glickstein
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Catlog: Book (1998-10-01)
Publisher: Sounds True
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Average Customer Review: 4.36 out of 5 stars
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Be Heard Now! Lee Glickstein

Teaches you the same powerful skills Lee Glickstein has used to transform thousands of ordinary people into confident, effective public speakers.Includes a complete exercise for creating your own compelling talk. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Becoming a Great Speaker
I have been speaking professionally for 3 years. Prior to that, I spent years speaking in Toastmasters and other non-paid forums. I have read numerous books on public speaking, but by far my favorite is Lee Glickstein's Be Heard Now! The tape complement's the book very well.

Once you get beyond the nuts and bolts of public speaking, you are ready for learning the art of this craft. Lee Glickstein takes you to there. Although there are a few nuts and bolts (he gives what I think is the best formula for structuring a speech, especially how to make your opening remarks), most of the book goes to the subtleties of great speaking-building rapport with your audience. He also makes the profound observation that rapport comes more in the silence between spoken words than the words themselves. You can read the connection in the eyes of your audience. Lee Glickstein shows you how. Finally, he talks about the concept of "Speaking Circles" - similar to Toastmasters in some ways but with an even more of a supportive slant.

This book and tape can take you from being a good speaker to a great one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Lose the fear of public speaking!
Lee Glickstein offers a unique approach to public speaking. No more canned, "polished" acts in front of a group! Who likes to memorize, anyway?? BE HEARD NOW involves becoming more connected to your audience, which in turn creates an authentic, fresh message each and every time you speak to a group. Yes, there are preparations to be made before you speak but it doesn't work to copy someone else's style or words. The idea in this book is to bring out your own creative, genuine style when you speak. And, by weaving personal stories and anecdotes from your own life into a message you truly feel compelled to talk about, you can draw rapt attention from your audience. It's a wonderful, refreshing approach to speaking from the heart. I loved this audio tape. I've listened to it a dozen times. I used the techniques in a recent promotional opportunity at work and was chosen hands above the other candidates. It works!

2-0 out of 5 stars Too much waffle, not enough meat!
Did I listen to a different tape from the one that most listeners awarded five stars? I found it full of new age waffle that certainly wouldn't help me prepare a speech. I did find a few useful tips on tape 2, but it was a long time to wait!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great help for turning fear into fuel for public speaking.
This tape augments Glickstein's book and provides a comprehensive roadmap for turning fear into a joyful strengh for those who want to be more effective in communicating - whether to small groups or to large audiences. He clues you in to the power of your own essence when you use it to to both receive and give as you interact with the audience. Also great tips on structuring your talk.

5-0 out of 5 stars Terrific Tape
This tape is a wonderful work that will help you connect with your audience. You might find some of the techniques far removed from the beaten path of traditional speech coaches, and that's okay. Lee Glickstein has figured out how to really build a personal bond with audiences that transcends the traditional rules of thumb. Read the book. Listen to the tape. You'll be amazed with the results. ... Read more


5. 101 Secrets of Highly Effective Speakers: Controlling Fear, Commanding Attention
by Caryl Rae Krannich
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Asin: 1885408366
Catlog: Book (1999-11-15)
Publisher: Listen & Live Audio
Sales Rank: 534040
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Most people fear giving a speech more than any other situation they encounterin fact, public speaking ranks #1, even out-ranking death.Reluctance to getting up in front of an audience is often a major impediment to career advancement.Indeed, each year thousands of people turn down promotions because a new position would require giving speeches to bosses, co-workers, or clients.

101 Secrets of Highly Effective Speakers shows you how to--

Prepare a dynamite introductionUse visuals aids effectivelyTime a speech properlyKeep listeners in suspenseEstablish credibilityPrepare for questions from the audienceControl nervousnessProject enthusiasmMaintain audience attention

Heres an audiobook that finally pulls together the major principles and techniques used by todays most effective speakers! ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good advice for beginning speakers...
As part of my Lotusphere preparation, I read the book 101 Secrets Of Highly Effective Speakers by Caryl Rae Krannich. As the title indicates, it's a series of short "secrets" (tips) on how to make effective presentations. The tips are broken up into categories such as Plan To Exceed Expectation, Build Your Body - Your Speech Body, Close With Power, and Prepare Like A Pro.

This isn't a "program" to help you overcome your fear. Instead, it's more like a buffett of ideas. Most of the ideas are common sense, and will strike you as "I know that already". If you've given presentations before, or if you're an experienced presenter, you might not take much away from the book. But if you're just starting out on the speaking trail, the information in the book will help you to focus your efforts.

4-0 out of 5 stars Sensible advice for all
True to the title, Ms. Krannich outlines, in a sensible order, 101 eminently useful tidbits on public speaking. She covers everything from the speaker's posture to controlling anxiety to the actual environment of the room, giving fledgling speakers insights that might have taken years of trial and error otherwise. True, there are limitations in the user-friendly self-help style Ms. Krannich adopts. At times , things seem a little too overly simplified; at other times, she doesn't explain enough why the technique is useful. Most of the time though, she offers well reasoned common sense. Definitely useful.

5-0 out of 5 stars Read This Book If You Are New To Public Speaking
Easy to read straight forward style. Author does not talk down to you like so many other public speaking books. Great tips on how to get started and how to improve in many, many ways. As you read each tip you know you are going to use it as the tip is so well reasoned. It would be an excellent first book on speaking. This is one of the most wisely organized books I have ever read. Dance around from subject to subject with great table of contents and index or plow though sequentially Read the book in one day.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
A excellent Hand book to any Interviewer ... Read more


6. Inspire Any Audience: Proven Secrets of the Pros (Audio Editions)
by Tony Jeary
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Asin: 1572701021
Catlog: Book (1999-03-01)
Publisher: Audio Partners
Sales Rank: 426916
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Whether your presentations are one-on-one or to thousands, master presenter Tony Jeary covers everything speakers need to positively inspire any audience. His confidence-inspiring techniques are organized into four sections: 1) what to do before a presentation; 2) how to win your audience in the first three minutes; 3) how to master the tools of the trade; and 4) how to close a presentation to get 100% audience buy-in. Listen as Mr. Presentation interacts with many different audiences, demonstrating his system that is so easy to learn, understand, and implement, your own effectiveness will quickly improve.2 cassettes. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars If you need to improve, you need this book
Not only is this a great book for professionals who do a lot of public speaking, but it is also great for those of us who only rarely have the opportunity to speak or give presentations.

The level of nervousness is much higher for those who do not consistently practice speaking, so they need a lot of practical advice that they can put into practice immediately, and they also need only that advice that has already been proven to work well. This book provides both.

I discovered this book before my last presentation and my delivery was immediately improved by using the practical tips Mr. jeary provided in the book. If you need to improve and you need it in a hurry, you need this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!
As a professional trainer for a major U.S. web site design software tool company, I fly all over the country teaching our nation's teachers about our tools.

I wanted to improve my presentation / speaking skills and happened to come across Mr. Jery's book.

It was just the thing I needed. Why do I rate it outstanding? Because I have put many of Tony's ideas into practise, and they work!

There is so much good advice in the book (love the stuff about having a "conversation" with the attendees, not lecturing them) here that I am now going to pass it along to many of my assocaites I work with.

I am so impressed with the book, I'd like to now sign up for one of his seminars!

Tony, if you read this, were do I sign up!

Good job!

Yours,

Richard ... Read more


7. How to Be Booked by Speakers Bureaus
by Dottie Walters
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Catlog: Book (1996-10)
Publisher: Royal Publishing
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great for beginners to the speaking industry
Dottie Walters is a long-time veteran in the speaking industry - both as a speaker and as the owner of a speakers bureau - and she delivers many great tips and techniques on this audio set.

If you're just starting out as a speaker, and you want to know how to make yourself more desirable to speakers bureaus, pitfalls and potholes to avoid, what should go into your speakers kit, etc., this is a fantastic way to get the ball rolling.

I've personally been using the tapes to boost my own speaking career. And indeed they do work. ... Read more


8. Public Speaking for Dummies (--for Dummies (New York, N.Y.).)
by Malcolm Kushner, Malcolm L. Kushner
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Asin: 0694519189
Catlog: Book (1998-06-01)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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“Malcolm translates his uncommon knowledge into powerful, easy-to-use techniques for making presentations that work.”- Joe Di Nucci, Vice President, Silicon Graphics Computer Systems

Whether you're dealing with one person or one thousand, the ability to present your ideas and concepts with impact is essential.Would you like to convince your boss that you deserve a promotion?Or persuade your dream date to go out with you?The key to getting what you want is to maintain confidence and present your ideas with conviction and credibility.

Filled with expert tips, hints, suggestions, and real-world examples, Public Speaking For Dummies® helps you avoid presentation pitfalls by giving you the tools and techniques you need to deliver a speech or presentation with style, energy, and enthusiasm!

Inside, you'll discover how to:

•Research and organize a speech clearly and concisely

•Grab the attention of your audience and keep it until you're done

•Project confidence with your voice and body language

•Use humor in a speech'even if you can't tell a joke

•Minimize stage fright by turning nervous energy to your advantage

•Increase your credibility

•Put your best foot forward with an awesome introduction

•Attract a crowd simply by the title you give your speech

Read by the author. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good
This is filled with good tips for speakers. As past president of Toastmasters in Monticello, I highly recommend this as a good review for polished speakers and a good introduction to the basics for beginning speakers.
I would have liked to know alittle bit more, however, how speakers can connect with different kinds of audiences..that could have been explored a little bit deeper.

Basic messages are be prepared and know your audience.

3-0 out of 5 stars Offensive title, not enough on various formats
First off, I just HATE the use of the word "Dummies" in this highly successful series of books. Dummy carries such a negative connotation! I am using this book as one of my resources in putting together curriculum for teaching people with disabilities how to be more effective at speaking in public, which in turn empowers them by giving the disabled a voice to be heard by politicians, policy-makers, service providers and others. Some of the content in this book is good, but because of the title, I keep the book hidden in a drawer in my desk. I don't want my clients seeing the book and thinking that "dummies" applies to them! Also, the emphasis on the book has to do with giving a speech, though there is a small chapter dealing with panel discussions and other situations. People perform public speaking in a variety of formats besides the "typical" stand at a podium and give a speech. Speaking up at a 12-Step meeting, speaking from the audience during a public hearing, and speaking as part of an organized "protest" or other public advocacy format are just three examples. The book's value lies in four chapters that cover organizing your material, building the speech, getting off on the right foot, and how to wrap up a speech. There are some topics there that can be generalized to any speaking situation, and those are useful. But, by and large, this book has been a bit of a letdown. If you are giving a formal speech before an organization, this would probably be helpful. The tips for dealing with panel discussions are also helpful. But for anyone who wants to participate in other public speaking situations, this book falls a bit short. It's helpful, but not thorough -- and, again, the title is just downright offensive...

4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful Guide to Public Speaking
I am new to this Public Speaking business! In my new position, I must make lots of presentations. Public Speaking for Dummies is a very helpful manual. Lots of good tips and suggestions. I also really liked the book called, Speech Communication Made Simple: A Multicultural Perspective. Both of these books have given me a lot of confidence when public speaking and have helped me to overcome much of my nervousness when speaking before groups.

5-0 out of 5 stars From mediocre to DAZZLING
I have been giving speeches for the past 16 years, and am well acquainted with the ropes. I was looking for a book that wouldn't just tell me "how not to be nervous" etc., but a book that would sharpen my speeches and make me a more polished speaker. Well, that's exactly what happened. I took Malcolm's ideas and started incorporating them into all my talks, classes, and speeches. It seems that overnight, I was being complimented more and more, and I myself feel that my speeches have much more "pizzaz" - but not only. They also are more well-built, educational, and get my points across fast. Malcolm Kushner's book is also very humorous. Perhaps sometimes the humor is just a little bit TOO much, but the easy, informative way he writes is a real treasure. Recommended! ... Read more


9. How To Get Your Point Across In 30 Seconds Or Less Cassette (Simon and Schuster Sound Ideas)
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Catlog: Book (1985-10-31)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars
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GET YOUR LISTENER'S ATTENTION, KEEP HIS INTEREST, AND MAKE YOUR POINT -- ALL IN THIRTY SECONDS!

Milo Frank, America's foremost business communications consultant, shows you how to:

* Focus your objectives
* Utilize the "hook" technique
* Use the secrets of TV and advertising writers
* Tell terrific anecdotes that make your point
* Shine in meetings, question-and-answer sessions, and more!

Milo Frank's proven techniques give you the edge that successful people share -- the art of communicating quickly, precisely and powerfully! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Practical and Useful!
One of the most practical and helpful books I have read. I bought it on a whim because of the title. The author soon drew me into his topic and convinced me that if we have something worth saying, we must make sure that people hear it. Concise speach and writing helps that happen. As part of my job, I teach communication, especially public speaking and writing, to future missionaries. This book helped shape my teaching notes AND my delivery. I always recommend it to my trainees. None of them has ever been disappointed. Thank you, Milo O. Frank.

5-0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended!
Milo O. Frank shows step-by step how you can improve your communications skills by using a 30-second message. While we all often gab for minutes or hours, you should be able to get your point across within 30 seconds. The rest is simply preparation or follow-through. The techniques of crafting a 30-second message will help you focus your thinking, writing and speaking. Using these techniques, you can also be more effective in conducting meetings or speaking to groups. This skill will give you better all-around results in business. The technique has three main steps: identify your objective, know your listener and find the right approach. The author shows how to build the most effective message and then tells you how to present it to an audience. The last chapter shows how the 30-second message can be used in other forms of communication, from business letters to sales pitches and press conferences. We [...] recommend this clear, concise book for business people or professionals who want to get their ideas across more effectively, particularly in public speaking.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Required Skill In This Day and Age...
Basically, it's turning your message into a commerical since the average person can only hold their attention for 30 seconds thanks to (M)TV. It's useful in getting a message across to individuals who either don't want to talk to you or are too busy quicky. It can be seen as "brute honesty" if it's news the individual doen't like to hear, especially, regarding personal performance.Could be very useful in sales and retail. The book uses the 3 Ks (KKK). Unfortunately, it's not a good (PC) memory aid. I perfer the 3 Cs. "Catch Em", "Ceep Em", "Convince Em". I love the saying "Talking to many is the same as talking to one."
Worth a look at about 110 pages. You can finish it in one sitting.

5-0 out of 5 stars Cheaper than college credits!
This book is excellent. It's written for the average Joe; no technical jargon -- it can and should be used by everyone. It's a short and sweet read...brief and to the point, it can be read in approximately 1-2 hours. I'm a radio announcer, and this book is one of the top 5 that I insist other people read ... but get your own copy! In my opinion "How to get your point across in 30 seconds or less" is equal to AT THE VERY LEAST one half semester of a college course in Public Speaking 101.... and it's much cheaper! This book should be required reading for everyone who opens their mouth in public.

2-0 out of 5 stars Good content - annoying audio production
While the content of the book is excellent, the production of the audio version is annoying. The clock ticking throughout examples, cheezy music, use of various voice-overs split through left right and channels, and other unneccessary audio gimics are really distracting, and actually make it more difficult to follow the dialog. While this type of format has long been the norm in business and non fiction audio productions in the 70's and 80's, I would expect a less annoying and updated format for an item produced in 1999. Read the book. Avoid the audio version. ... Read more


10. TALK YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS (REISSUE) CASSETTE
by Lilyan Wilder
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Asin: 0671537008
Catlog: Book (1996-01-01)
Publisher: Sound Ideas
Sales Rank: 936120
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America's foremost speech consultant shares her secrets for communicating more effectively.

Lilyan Wilder has coached politicians, executives and celebrities such as George Bush, Oprah Winfrey and Charles Osgood to become better speakers. Now Wilder provides you with the same key to success -- effective communication -- as her more famous clients.

Talk Your Way to Success is the only guide you need to overcome the fear of public speaking, sharpen communication skills, and deliver articulate presentations. What makes this program unique is its ability to bring out the real you, by drawing on your own personal experience, knowledge and strength. You will learn to:

  • Sensitize yourself to your audience -- so you will never lose them

  • Organize and prioritize your material -- so you will always get your point across

  • Handle the difficult boss, subordinate or peer -- without alienating any of them

A proven method for speaking more effectively, Talk Your Way to Success can help even the most timid person communicate with confidence, clarity and power. ... Read more


11. Talking with Confidence for the Painfully Shy
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Asin: 0679458158
Catlog: Book (1997-01-28)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Sales Rank: 461218
Average Customer Review: 1.88 out of 5 stars
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Whether you're perpetually shy or you just shy away from certain situations, Don Gabor can help you communicate with ease and effectiveness.First, he explains how to break life-long patterns of shyness through the process of conquering butterflies.Then, he provides guidance for strengthening interactive skills.

There are simple methods for:
Running a business meeting
Giving speeches
Selling products
Selling yourself at a job interview
Networking


and tips for the social scene:
Mingling and making small talk
Hosting parties and presenting toasts
Teaching workshops


and much more!

After listening to Don Gabor, you'll be well-equipped to effectively communicate in any situation!
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2-0 out of 5 stars You Don't Learn It From A Book (Or Tape)
A painfully shy friend let me listen to part of this, and it's not worth the tape it's recorded on. I was "painfully shy" until my 22nd year (oh, boo hoo hoo!), when I moved into a place of my own and, after awhile, realized that other people simply were not thinking about me as much as I thought they were. After I quit caring what others thought, I completely lost all shyness. Life is short, get out and have fun!

If you always worry about what others think of you, you would be astounded to realize how infrequently they DO think of you! Shyness is the result of your own inflated self-importance. You are NOT the center of the world, princess. Get over it.

2-0 out of 5 stars Seems out of touch with the painfully shy
The book has a few tips for what to say in various situations. Maybe they would be useful (or at least good for a laugh) for a person who doesn't have shyness problems. But the book doesn't address anything at all about overcoming the problem of shyness. Shy people experience pain and sometimes even panic in social situations. Simply telling them to "have a positive attitude" doesn't solve the problem - we need to know how!

So I'm still looking for a good book on the subject.

1-0 out of 5 stars Very bad
This audiobook was definitely a waste of time to listen to. Everything is commonsense, and not inspiring at all. Personally, I like books and tapes that pump you up, but in an intelligent way. This has none of that, and the ideas contained in this tape aren't worth spending your time on (ie. everybody already knows them, and it doesn't take a person with a university degree or PHD to explain them to you).

1-0 out of 5 stars disappointing
I was eagerly looking forward to this book, but am very disappointed by it. I just received it today, and though admittedly I haven't had time to read it fully, I have skimmed the topics and several dozen pages, and I'm not even going to bother reading it. This book would seem to be useless to anyone but a yuppie business executive holding million-dollar meetings and having power lunches. And obtaining such a position would seem to me to require a reasonably outgoing, aggressive personality, not the painfully shy person to which this book is allegedly directed. Oh, there's also sections on how to meet with difficult clients, and how to become a master salesman. All topics of great interest to a painfully shy person (I'm being sarcastic, of course). If you want a book by this author, buy his other book, How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends. It's much better, and has lots of halfway amusing cartoons. Gabor has completely missed the mark with Talking With Confidence For the Painfully Shy. Avoid it.

1-0 out of 5 stars Unrealistic and too brief
I agree that the situations and phrases described and prescribed in this book are tacky and unrealistic. Some of the advice would push someone further into their shyness shell because of the reactions they would get. Not recommended. So many of these self-help books are so unrealistic as applied to real life situations. Why is that? ... Read more


12. Speaking Effective English! : Your Guide to Acquiring New Confidence In Personal and Professional Communication
by Bettye Zoller, John Arthur Watkins, Hugh Lampman
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Catlog: Book (1999-04-01)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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Speaking effective English! is the definitive "listen & learn" speech program!

In this breakthrough audio program, three of America's top voice coaches give you the tools you need to speak clearly, powerfully, and effectively -- and get what you want through the power of speech! With this audiobook, you will learn:

  • How to make a knockout first impression

  • How to minimize accents and dialects

  • How to overcome "stage fright"

  • Powerful public speaking strategies

  • Job interview strategies

  • Voicemail do's and don'ts

  • The top 10 vocal sins

With these and other valuable strategies in Speaking Effective English!, you will improve your speech and reap the rewards of success! ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars More of a Broad Overview than a Lesson
I bought this tape expecting the "listen and learn" method of better speech that was promised. There are only two short exercises given in the 2 tapes, the rest is general information; some of which is unecessary, such as interview tips and how to keep your vocal chords healthy. I wish they would have taken more time to give concrete help. ... Read more


13. The Persuasive Speaker
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Catlog: Book (1989-11-25)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Teaches you simple secrets for becoming a great communicator
A friend lent me this tape, and I came here to order my own copy. Ms.Snyder presents an informative, entertaining, no-frills outline to help you understand WHO you are talking to, and WHAT they want or need to hear from you. Loaded with practical tips & systems for organizing your thoughts and tuning in with your audience. Good for beginning speakers, but probably even more helpful for an experienced speaker who wants to move to the next level -- of becoming a really effective communicator. ... Read more


14. Smart Speaking: 60 Second Strategies for Speaking Problems & Fears/Cassette
by Laurie Schloff, Marcia Yudkin
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Catlog: Book (1993-02-01)
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15. Simply Speaking
by Peggy Noonan
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Catlog: Book (1998-02-01)
Publisher: HarperAudio/ReganBooks
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Average Customer Review: 3.54 out of 5 stars
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3Great speeches are great because they say great things. Speeches that consist merely of the stringing together of pretty sentiments are not great. And never live.2An enduring gem of speech writing wisdom tells us that 3people don1t care how much you know unless they know how much you care.2 In Simply Speaking, bestselling author, columnist and Presidential speechwriter Peggy Noonan shares her valuable experiences from years in the White House speech writing trenches, offering specific techniques, fascinating anecdotes, and professional secrets of the trade. Anyone called upon to get up and speak before a group of people-from a Fortune 500 shareholders1 meeting to an anniversary dinner-will reap rich and lasting benefits from Noonan1s sage, witty, and incisive advice. We all want to give the best speech we can, and Noonan helps us do just that by demystifying a wide range of topics, including:? Finding your own authentic voice? Using logic to move your audience? Respecting simplicity and clarity-big ideas need small words? Strengthening your speech with a vital element: humorSimply Speaking draws on the best examples to help us create forceful, persuasive, relevant speeches that will resonate with our audiences. Engaging, informative, and always entertaining, this is undoubtedly the authoritative speechwriter1s bible for the new century. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Positively Poetic Prose
It is by far the best book ever written by someone named Peggy. Some say it's "I Teach Kindergarten" by Peggy Campbell-Rush, but they're wrong. There's no doubt, Peggy Noonan is the Peggy I'm talking about.

Her prose is positively poetic. Her stories about scribing speeches are spectacular. Her anecdotes are awesome, awe-inspiring, and amazing. After reading it, I just wanted to write. Write what you say? Not letters nor essays, no short stories, and definitely not novels; I just wanted to write speeches.

With this book, I obtained important insights and intriguing information about how to draft a speech (As you can see, Peggy informed me of the importance of alliteration). Maybe one day I will write a line as memorable as "Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country," and I promise you that it is now possible because of Peggy Noonan.

4-0 out of 5 stars Speaking to me
I loved reading this book - Ms. Noonan kept the momentum flowing. This is a very good introduction for people who are nervous about public speaking and/or speech writing. Ms. Noonan gives some insights and "how to's" about a person and/or topic. We must learn about what works for a person and what will not. Some of this is not earth shattering, however we can enhance our knowledge through her real life examples. Peggy points out that we should develop our own style, and we should avoid imitating other people's styles. Ms. Noonan also recommends that we use of humor in the right situations, never speak in a style above us, and avoid industry jargon.

I frequently give seminars for my company, and I am a president of a non-profit group. I found the ideas and suggestions extremely useful in enhancing my presentation skills.

There are a lot of Ronald Reagan examples/case studies, which I enjoyed because I am a huge Reagan fan. To me this was an added bonus.

1-0 out of 5 stars I actually tried to rely on this book for a presentation...
I couldn't beleive how bad this book is. Not really a presentation on how to speak well, but full of recollections of her career-long speaking days. There was nothing useful in this book, except if you want to hear her reflections on talking her grades up with the professors in college back in the '60's. A complete waste of time and money.

5-0 out of 5 stars Insightful and Well Written
What I loved best about Peggy's book is the delightful conversational style in which she writes which makes for an entertaining "how-to" read. I learned as much about people and history as I did about speech writing. Who says learning has to be dry or boring? A great book to expand a liberal arts education and improve your writing skills.

4-0 out of 5 stars A good reference source
If you're a speech writer or a person who is often called upon to speak in public, you'll find this slim volume full of nice advice. I liked best the sections that featured passages from some of the memorable speeches Ms. Noonan has written for others. Maybe it's time for a collection of her writings from Time, the Wall Street Journal, as well as complete texts of her classic speeches? Publishers & editors should look into this. ... Read more


16. Power Talk : Using Language to Build Authority and Influence
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Catlog: Book (2001-02-01)
Publisher: Time Warner Audiobooks
Sales Rank: 637889
Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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Show up on time, work hard, do well, and rise up the corporate ladder?Maybe.Actually, oral communication is the most crucial ingredient in advancement on the job.In POWER TALK Sarah Myers McGinty analyzes the social and psychological elements of speech in the workplace, helping readers hear who's in charge and talk their way ahead. Today's workplace isn't about gender-it's about power.Forget Mars and Venus.Instead, fast trackers match the right speaking style to the situation and develop a corporate voice that comes across loud and clear.From the greeting on the answering machine to the voice mail message that gets a call back, from how to navigate through a department meeting to how to command center stage, POWER TALK helps readers become their own best spokesperson and advocate and guarantees they'll be heard. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Semi-helpful
The first six chapters are helpful and contain useful information about the use of Language from the Center and from the Edge. However, the next two chapters are simply the author's social commentary about not pre-judging people on their differences in communication. The last chapter is just an overview of the study of linguistics.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent book for consultants and salespeople
This book made a profound difference in the way I conduct my business. I was an "Edge" person to the extreme. I had always been taught that asking questions and constantly probing was the best and most powerful way to deal with clients and prospects. Not so! There's a time to stop asking and start "telling."
My clients want confident advice from me. They don't want to sit around and explore options forever. I do not understand some of the negative reviews of this book. I found it to be a great help.

1-0 out of 5 stars DIDN'T HELP AT ALL
I really don't think that changing my voice mail will help me succeed in my corporation. The author talks about mixing two forms of language (Edge and Center) to have a perfect communication with the people you work with (employees, employers, boss, etc) and never tells you how to mix these concepts... and besides, if a certain form of language works for me, center or edge, I really don't see the point on changing the way I speak.I never close a book forever before finishing it but after reading a couple of pages after the middle of the book and realized that I could be reading something else so I decided to stop with the torture.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not helpful
This book was full of everyday scenarios, which were interpreted in a very narrow way to show the author's point. The connections between the examples and her points were vague at best. The real problem with this book is that it would only appeal to those with very little self-confidence, and if that person took the advice to heart the result would be laughable.

3-0 out of 5 stars weLEAD Book Review from the Editor of leadingtoday.org
Leadership is about language and communication. Sarah McGinty is an expert in the field of linguistics and her book offers us the opportunity to improve our patterns of speech to become a linguistic leader. She breaks down speech patterns into two basic modes of communication. These modes are referred to as "Language from the Center" and "Language from the Edge". The first of these conveys the pattern that is typically associated with leadership including knowledge, trust and authority. The later mode conveys responsiveness and collaboration.

"Language from the Center" is authoritative and tends to direct the flow of conversation. It makes statements, argues, and leads the listeners to where the speaker wants them to go. It also conveys competence, knowledge and a feeling of trust in the speaker by the nature of the confidence expressed. This mode also tends to use facts and strong analogies to make a point and demonstrate their expertise.

"Language from the Edge" is responsive rather than directive. It tends to ask questions, avoid argumentation and explore others' opinions. It explores, brings others into the conversation and seeks to gather information, to learn and listen instead of direct. In this mode objections may come in the form of a question rather than a bold statement. Some careers require this mode of communication including teachers, therapists, and counselors. In these professions communication is first gathered and secondarily is expressed with expertise when their opinion is needed.

The purpose of Power Talk goes far beyond the definition of these speech patterns. McGinty clearly shows how one can combine both modes into an effective unified communication style. By cross-training these linguistic modes a speaker is now able to immediately draw the positive aspects of both. The author believes that different situations require different communication styles and adapting the right language for the given situation will lead to greater success. The result is a linguistic toolbox referred to as power talk. However, this is not an easy task. It requires the speaker to examine himself or herself internally and discover how we sound to others. One must become aware of their own speech patterns and the speech patterns of others. Then by practice, sampling and observation the speaker can increase the effectiveness of their communication. McGinty explains how this process can work and she maintains that power talk can improve communication skills leading to greater influence and career advancement. ... Read more


17. 7 Steps to Fearless Speaking (Wiley Audio)
by Lilyan Wilder
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Catlog: Book (2000-08-01)
Publisher: Wiley Audio
Sales Rank: 628288
Average Customer Review: 3.56 out of 5 stars
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"Lilyan Wilder has trained more broadcasters, politicians, and business executives than anybody." - Charles Osgood, Anchor, CBS News Sunday Morning.

When people say they'd rather die than address an audience, they're not kidding. Fear of public speaking has even topped death in some surveys. But now top communications consultant Lilyan Wilder offers some sound advice on how to overcome the crippling inhibition of public speaking. Her clients have included media icons Oprah Winfrey and Charlie Rose, former President George Bush, John Sculley, and Katharine Graham. 7 Steps to Fearless Speaking will teach you how to cope with the panic, avoidance, and trauma of speaking as you give the gift of your conviction and experience your voice for the first time.

"Lilyan Wilder is the industry's undisputed grand dame of broadcast coaching." —The New York Times.

"Lilyan Wilder understands how to make the essential connection between a speaker and an audience. In this book, she tells you how to do it as she has told so well to so many famous communicators." —Charlie Rose.

"7 Steps to Fearless Speaking has helped me to speak with persuasion and conviction....Follow Wilder's sage counsel, and you'll find your public speaking much improved and more rewarding." —Ivan Seidenberg, Chairman and CEO, Bell Atlantic.

"Lilyan Wilder is simply the best. I continue to use many of her exercises on a daily basis. They're wonderful." —Dr. Bob Arnot, Chief Medical Correspondent, NBC News.

"Lilyan Wilder is simply awesome, personally and professionally." —Maria Shriver, Correspondent, NBC News. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Not Helpful For Me
Yes, the 7 steps can teach people in all types of careers and lifestyles to improve their oral communications skills but some of her methods are a bit "out there". For example: learning to focus on your voice as an instrument. The CD includes examples and anecdotes from Wilder's own work, and a number of exercises to help the reader implement the ideas set forth. If you're looking to overcome your fear of public speaking, join Toastmasters and skip this CD.

4-0 out of 5 stars An effective program for overcoming your fears...
As part of my Lotusphere preparation, I've been reading 7 Steps To Fearless Speaking by Lilyan Wilder. She's a communication consultant who has coached a number of broadcast correspondents. In this book, she outlines seven steps to take in order to become a more effective public speaker. The seven steps are: Experience Your Voice; Get A Response And Structure Your Thoughts; Establish A Dialogue; Tap Your Creativity; Learn To Persuade; Achieve Your Higher Objective; and Give The Gift Of Your Conviction.

It's not a "short-cut" or "quick fix" book, in that she has exercises that you need to work through to get the most benefit from the program. However, if you're willing to work at it and follow the path she lays out, you will emerge as a more confident and composed speaker when you find yourself called upon to speak in front of a group.

1-0 out of 5 stars I didnt even want to give it a half star.
A SNORE!!!! Geez this CD audio set was AWEFUL!! I literaly threw it in the trash as was too embarressed to give it away to anyone knowing I'd spent good money on it. Yes, I bought it or would NOT be able to comment here.
For a speaking aid, it had a huge political agenda to it that I DID NOT appreciate.
Some educational items/lessons are profound and stay with you all your life, there is nothing here that will stay except the VISA bill until you pay it off for this ripoff.
This old lady is a wash...find something current and revelant.

1-0 out of 5 stars Bunch of useless tips for fearful speakers
I purchased this book expecting a book that would ease my anxiety of public speaking, and Ms Wilder certainly "claims" in her introduction that this book is to help you become less fearful, but the tips actually are for speakers who are ALREADY fearless but just need to improve their speech skills: For example: Get immediate response from audience. You know, the last thing I want to do in a presentation is further prolong it by asking what they think of it. My plain goal, Ms Wilder, is just to complete a mediocre if dull presentation WITHOUT anxiety, not get responses from my audience and so forth. I can hardly find any good books on stage fright. They either don't help at all or are off the subject.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book will build your confidence in speaking.
I recommend this book as one of your first books to read on public speaking along with Simply Speaking by Peggy Noonan. 7 Steps is more complete and more like a text book to read. Wilder is a writer that uplifts you and encourages you rather than talking down to you like some other speach books by well known authors. Interestingly, the book begins and ends with your voice as an instrument of vocal production. Most other speech book writers don't address how to make your voice sound better. They take the: "Live with it approach." Great singers practice and practice on the sound itself. Why not speakers. May be they don't know any better or their publisher says: "too complicated." This author knows but does not overwhelm you. One speaking book was so hard to follow on vocal production I had to set it aside for a while. Wilder made the exercises so easy to follow that I was not overwhelmed. Most of the book is about developing a content filled speech and then how to deliver it. This book will build your confidence in speaking. ... Read more


18. Speak Up With Confidence: How to Prepare, Learn, and Deliver Effective Speeches
by Jack Valenti
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Catlog: Book (2002-06-01)
Publisher: Highbridge Audio
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Public speaking is one of the most intimidating and important aspects of many jobs. As a one-time speechwriter for President Johnson, and in his current position as president of the Motion Picture Association of America, Jack Valenti has written and delivered speeches in all kinds of settings. Originally published in 1982, Speak Up with Confidence is an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to write and deliver a speech that people will listen to and remember. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Not much here
I found precious little here. You might think that with the glowing reviews from famous people that this would be a useful book, but in fact the reviews aren't wrong - if you're a senator or a TV personality you'll find this book useful.

The rest of us can give it a miss.

Valenti may be a great speaker, but in terms of a book for everyone he offers little. You should remember your speech pretty much word for word. You should think of the cadence of how you'll deliver it. There really isn't much more, apart from long reminiscences about famous speeches and speakers. The book has a strange almost Victorian tone.

To misquote one of the reviews - this is a dispensible resource. Spend your money on one of the books that teaches you a lot.

5-0 out of 5 stars A rare gem that stands out....
This outstanding book is a rare gem that stands out amongst so many books on public speaking. Jack Valenti knows his stuff and demonstrates with finesse the skills and techniques required for successful public speaking. Even the experts, like Barbara Walters, are taking tips from this prolific writer and respected public speaker. His stories and eloquent illustrations are vivid and memorable, drawing both from his personal experience and real life examples of top public figures.

Valenti was a speechwriter for US President Johnson and is currently president of the Motion Picture Association of America. What can you say for a book that former US President George H.W. Bush recommends as a must-read for those who take their case to the public. This book is a brilliant achievement indeed. Once you start reading, it is hard to put it down.

Valenti assures us with his words:
"Let us be clear: If you want to be able to rise before an audience, large or small, and speak to them so that they will listen to you, you can do it."

5-0 out of 5 stars A valuable resource
As a former teacher, I think this book is an excellent resource for teaching a skill that is becoming a lost art. Whether your career routinely includes public speaking or not, people in every walk of life could benefit from the ability to organize thoughts and communicate better. And who better to teach confidence? To see him speak is to admire him.

3-0 out of 5 stars Kind of disappointing
I ordered this book after listening to an interview of the author on cable. I guess I had excessive expectations. I've been in need of a pep talk, and have always wanted to improve my ability to persuade others. The idea that this author had coached many persuasive people was a selling point.

But I can't say I found anything for me in here. There's nothing wrong with the technical content - there just wasn't anything new. While helpful, it seems awfully basic - like stressing the importance of preparation, and practice. Whoopie.

And much of the unique content, IMO, is too heavy on the name-dropping. The excerpts from speeches of the-beautiful-people-I-have-helped felt much like padding. Uh-huh, I guess I should be impressed, but shouldn't these passages be more inspiring?

Certainly I'm picky in these days of economic duress - I spend my money much more carefully, since I have a lot less. But I really thought this might be a worthwhile investment, and I rather feel it came up short. ... Read more


19. NEVER BE NERVOUS AGAIN - 4-PACK CASSETTE
by Dorothy Sarnoff
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Asin: 0671794183
Catlog: Book (1992-10-01)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Sales Rank: 1476020
Average Customer Review: 2.67 out of 5 stars
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Dorothy Sarnoff, Chairman of Speech Dynamics, Inc., has successfully counseled CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, politicians such as Senator Robert Dole and Lloyd Bentsen, newscasters such as Lesley Stahl, and numerous media personalities. Now, she shares her time-tested techniques to help you conquer your nerves and come across with authority, enthusiasm, and ease in any social situation or public forum.

Whether you're talking to a dinner companion or to your boss, meeting with the PTA or with a room full of television reporters, you'll never have to be nervous again. She offers a step-by-step program that will help you:
-- Prepare and rehearse like a pro for professional results
-- Nip your butterflies in the bud with on-the-spot relaxation techniques
-- Tailor your personal appearance to achieve maximum effectiveness
-- Sharpen your delivery and get your audience's attention

Plus, 250 quotes and anecdotes that can make any speech special, tips for using visual aids, facing the camera, and adding wit and spice throughout your presentation.

"Eminently readable ... about how to conquer the fear of communicating in public, how to control clammy hands and butterflies when making a speech, how to prepare speeches, how to look."

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1-0 out of 5 stars Still nervous
I just started graduate school and thought this book might help me overcome nervousness during the many presentations I'll have to do. This book offers very general tips for many different speaking situations (business, tv interview, etc.)and just a couple of techniques for controlling nervousness. If you're looking for a book that focuses more on controlling nerves and less on what color to wear or the perfect lighting for your face then you really should look elsewhere.

2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing....
Perhaps my fear is a little too severe for this tape, but I did not find it at all useful. I was looking for a way to mitigate my physical symptoms and the author's suggestions/tips did not help in any way.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book really works.
This is an excellent book for people who want to overcome their public speaking fears. Sarnoff teaches techniques that stop the nervousness that overcomes us before our presentations. Her book is also easy to read. ... Read more


20. Princeton Review Speak Smart : How to Overcome Your Fears and Give Great Speeches
by Julian Fleisher
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Catlog: Book (1998-02-03)
Publisher: Princeton Review
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1-0 out of 5 stars don't bother
I bought this tape set to listen to in the car on the way to work. Unfortunately it was a big disappointment. I expected some professional help for a working professional but what I got was some childish play with bad ethnic voice imitations that would probably offend several ethnic groups. Some of the information seems to be outdated although the copyright is 1998. This tape set sounds more like a college freshman's attempt at getting a "C" in a writing class. No useful information here. ... Read more


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