Whether you are looking to position yourself as an industry expert, extend your sphere of influence, or gain the support and backing of vital constituencies, The 7 Principles of Public Speaking will give you the tools you need to achieve your goal.
The trepidation many have for public speaking is assuaged by Peter Johnson's calm, reassuring tone throughout his reading of Richard Zeoli's insightful book. Like a successful public speaker, Johnson's delivery is effortless, natural, and engaging, making for a pleasant and rewarding listen.
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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Don't waste your money and time
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.
Nothing new to public speaking same old rules
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.
No I have not and don't think i could handle anymore of his text in the future.
Maybe the narrator was pleasant and enjoyable, however the text was poorly written.
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.
- Ryan From Maine