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One of the best ever books on public speaking and presentations,
This review is from: The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience (Hardcover)
And I read them all!
Over the years I have read many hundreds of books on public speaking. Lots of them regurgitate the same old, same old - but this is different.
Steve Jobs of Apple has reinvented the genre of public speaking as pitch. People queue up all night to get into one of his talks. What can we learn from him? A lot! The author is not just a Jobs fan but an expert public speaking coach.
Granted there's some repetition half way through and the Jobs love is a bit pukey at times, but it's worth hanging in there through that.
The book is NOT for first time speakers or nervey types wanting to get a little better, but if you are a speaker and have some experience of public speaking and want to learn how to be even more persuasive, no - wildly effective - get this book. I speak in front of hundreds of people everty week and have done so for years, and can't wait till tomorrow to implement some of the advice here.
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Initial post: 19 Jan 2011 11:02:19 GMT
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It's a pity this reviewer - and the book's author - don't distinguish between "public speaking" (which is what people like after dinner speakers and politicians do), sales pitchers (like Steve Jobs) and "presenters" (who, roughly speaking) have to transfer information rather than just entertain the audience.
This book is interesting - to a degree - and may be useful for public speakers, and anyone who wants to do a Gallo version of a Steve Jobs-like sales pitch.
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