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on 3 October 2011
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?
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on 10 October 2011
Some things seem simple when you can do them - public speaking is one such thing - but what about if your focus is potential negative consequences, trying to be perfect, worried you may look and sound stupid etc. If the above mentioned seem familiar then this will not only get you out of trouble - it will also get you speaking fluently, passionately, coming across as an accomplished speaker because the info in this book works. As a public speaker, toastmaster and presenter I love this book. The way it is presented is brilliant - the book is called "How to be Brilliant at..." so maybe that is to be expected.

Simple tips like learning how to be comfortable with silence. Engage people through thought provoking questions and It even has a lovely, easy to follow section on PowerPoint. And anyone who has ever used PowerPoint will know anything that can go wrong will go wrong and you may just have to speak, speak and speak some more.

Well done Sarah for putting the info in such a lovely, enjoyable read. Worth giving as a present to anyone who needs a little help with their presentation skills as this book covers so much more than just public speaking.
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on 26 November 2016
Some interesting points but sometimes simplistic, which can be good for some and bore others. Public speaking is a subject that interests me and this deals with the fundamentals in approach, delivery and psychology
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on 23 June 2012
This book is really well structured and easy to digest! I got through it in just 2 days simply because it was so well written. It definitely has some brilliant advice and I feel more relaxed about the idea of public speaking (even though I haven't had the opportunity to test it out yet). For those of you who are sceptical, just give it a try because it encourages you to look at public speaking from an entirely different perspective - and it makes sense!

The title of the book states: advice for any audience and any situation - this may make parts irrelevant if you only want advice on a specific type of public speaking, e.g. best man speech, in which case I would recommend reading something more specific to that purpose to avoid reading areas which cover business and workshops. I think this book is particularly helpful if you are in a situation where you will have many repeated public speaking encounters, e.g. weekly/monthly presentations, pitches, workshops and classes.

Definitely worth the money!
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on 27 September 2017
Arrived on time and as described. Good product.
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on 2 May 2016
Very well written and easy to comprehend. Some of her techniques on public speaking are invaluable and confident building. Should of got this book years as it as help a lot.
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on 28 June 2017
As a trained actor, this is such a bland engagement with the skills needed for public speaking.
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on 11 September 2015
I bought this book second hand and as always it was in good condition. The book is packed with lots of good advice, not just for those who are public speaking but workshops & dealing with all kinds of audiences.
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on 1 May 2015
Unfortunately, I could not read this book. I found it a bit boring, not very useful.
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on 20 February 2016
Very easy read. Tick all my boxes. Just what I am looking for.
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