Confessions Of A Public Speaker

byScott Berkun

Paperback | January 8, 2011

Confessions Of A Public Speaker by Scott Berkun
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In this hilarious and highly practical book, author and professional speaker Scott Berkun reveals the techniques behind what great communicators do, and shows how anyone can learn to use them well. For managers and teachers -- and anyone else who talks and expects someone to listen --Confessions of a Public Speakerprovides an insider's perspective on how to effectively present ideas to anyone. It's a unique, entertaining, and instructional romp through the embarrassments and triumphs Scott has experienced over 15 years of speaking to crowds of all sizes.

With lively lessons and surprising confessions, you'll get new insights into the art of persuasion -- as well as teaching, learning, and performance -- directly from a master of the trade.

Highlights include:

  • Berkun's hard-won and simple philosophy, culled from years of lectures, teaching courses, and hours of appearances on NPR, MSNBC, and CNBC
  • Practical advice, including how to work a tough room, the science of not boring people, how to survive the attack of the butterflies, and what to do when things go wrong
  • The inside scoopon who earns $30,000 for a one-hour lecture and why
  • The worst -- and funniest -- disaster storiesyou've ever heard (plus countermoves you can use)

Filled with humorous and illuminating stories of thrilling performances and real-life disasters,Confessions of a Public Speakeris inspirational, devastatingly honest, and a blast to read.

Scott Berkun is the bestselling author of The Myths of Innovation,and Making Things Happen. His work as a writer and public speaker haveappeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Wired Magazine, Fast Company, Forbes Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and other media. He has taught creative thinking at the University of Washing...
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Title:Confessions Of A Public SpeakerFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 inPublished:January 8, 2011Publisher:O'Reilly MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1449301959

ISBN - 13:9781449301958

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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