How to Be Brilliant at Public Speaking and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
  • RRP: £10.99
  • You Save: £0.31 (3%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 10 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
How to be Brilliant at Pu... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Like New | Details
Sold by Wordery
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: This fine as new copy should be with you within 7-8 working days via Royal Mail.
Trade in your item
Get a £1.50
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

How to be Brilliant at Public Speaking: Any Audience. Any Situation Paperback – 13 Sep 2011


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£10.68
£5.13 £5.52

Frequently Bought Together

How to be Brilliant at Public Speaking: Any Audience. Any Situation + Presentation Skills for Quivering Wrecks + Speak: So Your Audience Will Listen - 7 Steps to Confident and Successful Public Speaking
Price For All Three: £33.66

Buy the selected items together


Trade In this Item for up to £1.50
Trade in How to be Brilliant at Public Speaking: Any Audience. Any Situation for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £1.50, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson Life; 1 edition (13 Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0273755218
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273755210
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.8 x 21.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

"Enlightening, insightful and savvy – this book is packed with brilliant ideas. Probably one of the most clear, concise and useful books I have ever read on the subject."

Paul McGee, ‘The Sumo Guy’ and author of Self Confidence: The Remarkable Truth of Why a Small Change Can Make  A Big Difference

 

“This is an outstanding book. As a professional speaker of many years, I only wish it had been around when I started out”

David Thomas, International Speaker,  Bestselling Author, Memory Champion and Guinness Record Breaker

From the Back Cover

Don’t  you wish you could be one of those magnetic public speakers who effortlessly hold an audience in the palm of their hand? What have they got - some magic gene that enables them to razzle dazzle with intelligence and charm?

 

No.

 

They started exactly where you are and they’ve battled their fears, scratched their heads about what to speak about and pushed themselves beyond what they thought possible. The results can knock the socks off any audience. So there’s no reason why you can’t do the same.

 

In fact, anyone who can carry a conversation can be a brilliant public speaker.  How do I know? Because I’ve done it myself.

 

Sarah Lloyd-Hughes

 

 

Whether you are getting ready to present at your next company conference, or facing the daunting prospect of making a speech in front of friends and family, this book will give you every trick, tactic, tip and technique to become a truly brilliant public speaker.

 

 

“This is an outstanding book. As a professional speaker of many years, I only wish it had been around when I started out”

– David Thomas, International Speaker,  Bestselling Author, Memory Champion and Guinness Record Breaker

 

 


Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Lukasz on 24 Sept. 2011
Format: Paperback
I found this book easy to read, fun, and packed with all sorts of useful tips and strategies to make your public speaking shine. What I love about this book is that it's not about 'faking it' as a speaker - the author encourages you to be yourself on stage and to let your passion for your subject show. Definitely my preferred approach to speaking.

A quick summary of each part:

Awareness - The first part starts with what you might consider the basics - how body language and vocal delivery affect your speaking. The angle here is that by becoming more aware of what your body and voice do whilst you're speaking, you can choose to act in a more powerful way.

Empathy - looking at how you build rapport with your audience and understand their needs. I particularly liked the bit about different audience types you might come across and how to handle them (I've definitely seen a sniper or two!)

Freshness - how to add interest to what you say to make it more memorable. This is a useful checklist of all of the ways you might use visual aids, the words you say and interactive techniques to wow your audience.

Balance - how to create a decent structure in your speaking that people can make sense of - and that has some power behind it.

Fearlessness- this is my favourite part - it looks at how we become nervous about public speaking and what to do to overcome the fear. It's packed with some really useful tools which I'll definitely try out on my next bit of speaking.

Authenticity - another favourite bit of mine, this section shows you how you don't have to pretend to be someone else to be a great public speaker.

All in all, a really handy read. The illustrations make it a very friendly and approachable book - it's a good one to dip in and out of when you need a refresher.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Paul P on 24 Sept. 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Having done one of the author's workshops, I was eager to get something that I could use to continue to practice at home. I can say I was not disappointed!
Sarah's workshop was fun and engaging, and she managed to take this style over into the book.
Public speaking can be a daunting prospect, and even reading a whole book on the subject can seem like a big ask. What's nice about How To Be Brilliant is that each chapter is split up into bite-size sections, sprinkled with quotes and home-grown illustrations, which often use the author's fairly apparent fetish for cake.

Even the best advice is not much use if you can't relate to it and recall it when you need it. Each topic in the book is nicely tied together using the metaphor of the House of Public Speaking, which makes it easy to remember. And the hundreds of examples and real-life stories mean that the principles never become abstract.

I have to give public talks every few weeks, and the examples and methods I learned from the book really helped me to be more confident and engaging as a speaker.
The one thing that sums up the book for me is the roof of the House of Public Speaking, Authenticity - in the end, getting through all the nerves and using the techniques is just to bring out your own true voice.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By LJ Berridge on 3 Oct. 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Within minutes of reading this book I felt bits of my brain untangle themselves - those bits that had got themselves in knots from an early age associating speach-giving with something close to a near-death experience.

Sarah's style of writing is relaxed, fresh and humourous. I could feel her voice speaking through the words on the page with an enthusiasm and groundedness that made me just want to keep on reading. She pretty much covers every aspect of public speaking with an ease which is contagious and reassuring. The illustrations reinforce the key points in a light-hearted and memorable way that also serve to unravel decades of taking the subject far too seriously.

This is a book I would have loved to have had as a teenager - infact would have loved everyone I know to have had because it does so much more than guide you to be a good public speaker - it supports you in valuing and expressing your authentic nature which would benefit all aspects of your life immeasurably.

Buy it for yourself. Buy it for everyone you know for Christmas - why not?
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tobias Rossberg on 30 Sept. 2011
Format: Paperback
This book inspired me and I think it is a great tool for rookies and people who have to speak in public on a regular basis. I had many eye openers and WOW moments relating to where and how to improve my own speaking skills. Especially to learn more about awareness helped me a lot.

Furthermore Sarah not only provides a huge source a profound knowledge, she also manages to present it in a way that makes it easy to read and to digest.

Reading the book almost felt like listening to an authentic, emphatic & fun speech and truly seemed to come from the heart.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Rumney on 13 Oct. 2011
Format: Paperback
When I bought this book I didn't know quite what to expect, but I was blown away by the quality and depth of the information inside. The book is organised really well, so you can work out quickly how you'd like to use the book - read the whole thing or focus on specific points. It's packed with solid how-tos and lots of tips and you can read it in bite-size chunks if you want to. It's also great fun, with lots of diagrams to help your right brain engage with the content and amusing names to help you remember, for instance, the types of audience you might encounter: The Hotshot, The Snowman and The Black Cloud are a few of my favourites!

Personally, when I bought the book I was writing a script for a short video on my website. I found Sarah's instructions really helped me get clear on what I wanted to say and how I wanted to deliver it, even though my audience was virtual. It also inspired me to actually get on with it - thanks Sarah! And it made me want to go and see Sarah speak herself - she'd be a great role model.

So, if you're looking for a fun, practical and uplifting guide to any kind of presentation you're doing not just public speaking - it could help you liven up a powerpoint too!), then I'd recommend this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Feedback