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Power Speaking: The Art of the Exceptional Public Speaker [Kindle Edition]

Achim Nowak

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Book Description

Integrating key concepts and ideas about public speaking into a clear, step-by-step, transformational method, Power Speaking teaches emerging speakers how to grow the necessary skills and unleash their inner power. Divided into proficiency levels-mastering the basics, making the connection, and polishing the core-this guide allows speakers to conquer public speaking systematically. Readers start with the use of voice and body movements, then move on to learn the use of personal stories, intent listening, and positioning or reframing a topic.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2278 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Allworth Press; 1 edition (10 Oct. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,192,573 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional from Within 3 Dec. 2004
By JOSE REGO - Published on
Achim Nowak truly grasps what a Public Speaker looks for in a book of this subject. Instead of revisiting and/or paraphrasing what too many other authors have done before, Nowak invests his readers time effectively by having him/her work with those internal "issues" that are key in the process of becoming a better public speaker.

Each chapter challenges the speaker to engage in activities that often have a theatrical twist to them - which is one of the elements that allows a speaker to be, not only informative, but entertaining and fun to listen to. He focuses on activities that seriously helped me polish my technique. I made it a point to apply 3 of the techniques shared by Nowak - within a week of having finished the book - at a very important Keynote engagement. The results were simply spectacular for my audience, and I walked away with a stronger sense of security about why I do this for a living.

This book is A MUST for anyone who, for any given reason, has to stand in front of any group, for any length of time and communicate an important message. Managers, sales staff, trainers, speakers, CEOs should all read this book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A step-by-step set of rules 4 July 2005
By Midwest Book Review - Published on
These excellent business guides are quite specific but general-interest collections will also find them very useful. Achim Nowak's Power Speaking: The Art of the Exceptional Public Speaker doesn't just cover public speaking; it focuses on the best speaking techniques which embody person presence and the finer skills of the presentation. Chapters follow a step-by-step set of rules, from using voice and body movement to personal energy, stories, and developing a compelling topic.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Power Speaking, by Achim Nowak 7 Jan. 2005
By K. Elster - Published on
As a trained public speaker, I have read many books on speaking, but this book is having me re-think how I want to present myself in the future. I think I'm a really good speaker so to find new fresh insight in how to be even better is thrilling.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars lose fear of public speaking 13 Sept. 2009
By Sandra E. Chatelain - Published on
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book provides a well-written text and clear, easily followed exercises which clarify the component parts of effective speech: tone, speed, emphasis, etc. Helpful for identifying the speech habits which can block delivery of a message.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five stars & two thumbs up for a great book! 31 Dec. 2004
By EllenB - Published on
I highly recommend "Power Speaking: The Art of the Exceptional Public Speaker" to anyone who aspires to be authentically present in any situation, especially infront of an audience.

Nowak has written a thoughtfully organized, clear and helpful book. The many examples given from Nowak's own experiences have made this a concrete and personal book. These characteristics are what have made it so useful, readable and valuable to me.
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