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Strong communication skills are integral to success in any field, and Zeoli's work offers simple, practical advice on how to become an effective orator. He doesn't rely on trite pointers such as maintaining eye contact or keeping correct posture; he's more concerned with helping the listener achieve confidence organically by discovering and embracing his or her own voice.
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By Mart on 10-16-13
Don't waste your money and time
What disappointed you about The 7 Principles of Public Speaking?
For many people, the biggest hurdle about public speaking is fear. Overcoming this fear will not make you a good speaker, it merely makes you a slightly tolerable one. This book, sadly, does not go further than trying to negotiate this fear. And in this, the proposed methods are quite childish and probably will not have much real effect. And even though the book boasts about also making great speakers greater, it actually does not even attempt it.
Approx 50% of the book is straightforward bragging - it goes over and over again how great of a presenter the author is and how great is the book.
Thus, for absolute beginners, this book is a very time consuming way of learning ~3 truths - be yourself, prepare, tell stories. That's it. For advanced speakers there's nothing in it.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By Ryan From Maine on 08-02-14
Nothing new to public speaking same old rules
Would you try another book from Richard Zeoli and/or Peter Johnson?
The author repeats himself 100s of times it seems in this book. It was annoying to listen to at times because of it. I would not suggest it to anyone else.
Would you ever listen to anything by Richard Zeoli again?
No I have not and don't think i could handle anymore of his text in the future.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Peter Johnson?
Maybe the narrator was pleasant and enjoyable, however the text was poorly written.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
It offer some advice to those new to public speaking, however all of his stories were kind of bland and it sounded like he was trying to impress you with all the secret big people. He never disclose the names because these people were simply too big.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful