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4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5 4.30 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James C. Humes Narrator: Norman Dietz Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781452673707
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Ever wish you could captivate your boardroom with the opening line of your presentation, like Winston Churchill in his most memorable speeches? Or want to command attention by looming larger than life before your audience, much like Abraham Lincoln when, standing erect and wearing a top hat, he towered over seven feet? Now, you can master presentation skills, wow your audience, and shoot up the corporate ladder by unlocking the secrets of history's greatest speakers. Author, historian, and world-renowned speaker James C. Humes-who wrote speeches for five American presidents-shows you how great leaders through the ages used simple yet incredibly effective tricks to speak, persuade, and win throngs of fans and followers. In this book, you'll discover how Napoleon Bonaparte mastered the use of the pregnant pause to grab attention, how Lady Margaret Thatcher punctuated her most serious speeches with the use of subtle props, how Ronald Reagan could win even the most hostile crowd with carefully timed wit, and much, much more. Whether you're addressing a small nation or a large staff meeting, you'll want to master the tips and tricks in Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • I love this book. I've followed Humes's lessons for years, and he combines them all into one compact, hard-hitting resource. Get this book on your desk now. Chris Matthews
  • “Narrator Norman Dietz does an excellent job of conveying Humes’s passion and wisdom. You almost feel the author grabbing your lapel.”

    AudioFile

  • “As a student of speech, I very much enjoyed this intriguing historic approach to public speaking. Humes creates a valuable and practical guide.”

    Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO, FOX News

  • “I love this book. I’ve followed Humes’s lessons for years, and he combines them all into one compact, hard-hitting resource. Get this book on your desk now.”

    Chris Matthews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean | 12/20/2013

    " A good primer of how to convert written thought into verbal knowledge. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Floyd Bowen | 11/24/2013

    " This is simply a great book - nuff said. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 10/14/2013

    " The author had a serious crush on Winston Churchill "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noel McCormick | 10/7/2013

    " Great book! Fun read, full of interesting anecdotes illustrating key speaking tips and tricks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve Smith | 9/7/2013

    " Excellent tutorial in communicating powerfully and effectively by a uniquely qualified author, a speech writer for several U.S. presidents, business leaders and statesmen. Before your next public speaking opportunity, read this! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon Schliep | 6/28/2013

    " Probably one of the most readable and applicable books on public speaking I have ever read. I think I flew through this one in a couple hours. It looks at the great orators in history and the speaking tools they utilized and unpacks those to usable application in the here and now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mcrobbins123 | 6/7/2013

    " Written by a speech writer for many of our past presidents, great advice for public speakers. A little old fashion for women, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 11/13/2012

    " a good book to improve your speaking/communicating abilities...a book to own "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 11/11/2012

    " I enjoyed this book. It had good suggestions on how to get your message heard. The author had a lot of interesting stories from history. Nothing fantastic, but a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Green | 7/19/2012

    " If you've never read a book on public speaking, this is a great place to start. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Owens | 2/12/2012

    " I hadn't even finished the Introduction and I was completely hooked! I am just now getting through the first chapter and it is absolutely AMAZING! I can hardly wait to get back to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 IsabellaAmerica | 2/3/2012

    " This book was great! It had a lot of good pointers in it, and it really has improved my public speaking! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Fallon | 11/10/2011

    " A lot of very good points for any speaker, or presenter, should follow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 9/18/2011

    " A lot of very good points for any speaker, or presenter, should follow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Schrock22 | 8/7/2011

    " a good book to improve your speaking/communicating abilities...a book to own "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 1/18/2011

    " Excellent tutorial in communicating powerfully and effectively by a uniquely qualified author, a speech writer for several U.S. presidents, business leaders and statesmen. Before your next public speaking opportunity, read this! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 9/28/2009

    " Probably one of the most readable and applicable books on public speaking I have ever read. I think I flew through this one in a couple hours. It looks at the great orators in history and the speaking tools they utilized and unpacks those to usable application in the here and now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean | 3/23/2009

    " A good primer of how to convert written thought into verbal knowledge. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/26/2008

    " I hadn't even finished the Introduction and I was completely hooked! I am just now getting through the first chapter and it is absolutely AMAZING! I can hardly wait to get back to it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Floyd | 8/3/2008

    " This is simply a great book - nuff said. "

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About the Author

James C. Humes, a former White House speechwriter for five presidents, is a Pulitzer Prize–nominated author of more than thirty books. He is currently a historian at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

About the Narrator

Norman Dietz is a writer, voice-over artist, and audiobook narrator. He has won six Earphones Awards and was named one of the fifty “Best Voices of the Century” by AudioFile magazine. He and his late wife Sandra transformed an abandoned ice-cream parlor into a playhouse, which served “the world’s best hot fudge sundaes” before and after performances. The founder of Theatre in the Works, he lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.