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What did you like best about Confident Public Speaking? What did you like least?
The content of this audio is very good. Susan Leahy's voice and delivery is perfect and entertaining. This would have been a perfect production. Except . . .
The entire audio is strewn with a cacophony of irrelevant sound effects, noises, and music that litters virtually every paragraph of the recording! Literally every few seconds there is a distracting car horn, a slamming car door, pneumatic wrenches, banging metal, burglar alarms, whatever strange and completely unnecessary noise they could think of to distract from the content. I have NO idea why these persistent noises were deemed valuable or worthy of inclusion. It comes across as juvenile and silly, and competes with the very, very good job that was done on the real content. There is a reason why very few recordings try this technique . . . because it's pointless and adds no value.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Confident Public Speaking?
I loved the structure of the audio. Everything was clearly stated and concise.
Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
This is my first time hearing Susan Leahy. I really enjoyed her performance.
Was Confident Public Speaking worth the listening time?
Yes. There is a lot of valuable content in it.
Any additional comments?
Stop with those silly and distracting sound effects.
Any additional comments?
This might work for 10 y.o kid. It's very basic and presented in a way as you speak to children in elementary school. I would not recommend it to adult listeners.
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This audiobook offers a set of tips and tools presented concisely with examples to clarify points made. I put the knowledge gained into immediate use when asked to give a talk on what I do. It allowed me to be far more aware of my audience response and easy to evaluate areas where I can improve my delivery. I lecture on a personal effectiveness course designed to support students into work. They have to reflect on what they are learning and one of the things that come up each year are the way lectures are delivered to them. with this in mind I will certainly recommend this book to fellow lecturers. It is relatively short but still manages to cover a lot so will suit those lecturers who see their time as precious.
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