A collection of short and insightful pointers on the power,
potential, and practice of public speaking. Download and start listening now!
Among the many
pieces of expert advice in The Essentials of Persuasive Public Speaking is this nugget: “To capture
attention, define a problem that keeps listeners up at night.” Wyeth may as
well be talking about the audiobook itself—for nothing keeps us up at night
like the prospect of giving a speech in the morning.
In this brief and
lucid guide to presenting, Wyeth counsels how to calm a thumping heart and
reveals techniques on preparation, delivery, and visual aids as he gives you
vivid stories and rubber-meets-the-road advice. And he does more than simply ease
your dread; he inspires you with historical accounts and incisive observations
on the power and purpose of speaking well. From advice on the pitch and pace of
your speaking voice to admonishments against squirrel-paw hands and
data-crammed PowerPoint slides, Wyeth’s pointers will give you the focus and
confidence to stand up straight, lean forward, and tell your story well.