Speak Up with Confidence

  • by Jack Valenti
  • Narrated by Jack Valenti
  • 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Public speaking is one of the most intimidating and important aspects of many jobs. As a one-time speechwriter for President Johnson, and current president of the Motion Picture Association of America, Jack Valenti has written and delivered speeches in all kinds of settings. Originally published in 1982, Speaking Up with Confidence is an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to write and deliver a speech that people will listen to and remember.


What the Critics Say

"Valenti has done for speaking what Strunk and White have done for writing...Nobody should try to get on his hind legs to make a speech without consulting Valenti." (The New York Times)
"In a class by itself...Speak Up with Confidence is a must read for any public speaker." (Warren Buffet)


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Customer Reviews

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Not what I expected

I gave this book 3 stars because it is interesting. I was looking more for ideas (which it contained a few)and tips. This book is a history of his speaking experiences and some other powerful people. He writes about his experiences with L.B.J and J.F.K which I found to be interesting. If you are looking for a book to help you improve your speaking abilities....look elsewhere.
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- Gary

Have coffee?

I thought it had some good suggestion but it was filled more with History lessons than it had useful content. This one was a doozy to get through for me. I had a 5 hour drive and was really synched about listening to this but it was laborous to make it through.
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- Christopher

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-10-2003
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books