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Confessions of a Public Speaker - by Scott Berkun (Paperback)

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  • In this hilarious and highly practical book, author and professional speaker Scott Berkun reveals the techniques behind what great communicators do, and shows how anyone can learn to use them well.
  • About the Author: Scott Berkun is the bestselling author of The Myths of Innovation, and Making Things Happen.
  • 238 Pages
  • Language + Art + Disciplines, Public Speaking

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In this hilarious and highly practical book, author and professional speaker Scott Berkun reveals the techniques behind what great communicators do, and shows how anyone can learn to use them well. For managers and teachers -- and anyone else who talks and expects someone to listen -- Confessions of a Public Speaker provides an insider's perspective on how to effectively present ideas to anyone. It's a unique, entertaining, and instructional romp through the embarrassments and triumphs Scott has experienced over 15 years of speaking to crowds of all sizes.

With lively lessons and surprising confessions, you'll get new insights into the art of persuasion -- as well as teaching, learning, and performance -- directly from a master of the trade.

Highlights include:

  • Berkun's hard-won and simple philosophy, culled from years of lectures, teaching courses, and hours of appearances on NPR, MSNBC, and CNBC
  • Practical advice, including how to work a tough room, the science of not boring people, how to survive the attack of the butterflies, and what to do when things go wrong
  • The inside scoop on who earns $30,000 for a one-hour lecture and why
  • The worst -- and funniest -- disaster stories you've ever heard (plus countermoves you can use)

Filled with humorous and illuminating stories of thrilling performances and real-life disasters, Confessions of a Public Speaker is inspirational, devastatingly honest, and a blast to read.



About the Author



Scott Berkun is the bestselling author of The Myths of Innovation, and Making Things Happen. His work as a writer and public speaker haveappeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Wired Magazine, Fast Company, Forbes Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and other media. He has taught creative thinking at the University of Washington and has been a regular commentator on CNBC, MSNBC and National Public Radio. His many popular essays and entertaining lectures can be found for free on his blog at www.scottberkun.com.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 5.0 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)
Weight: .7 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Sub-Genre: Public Speaking
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Number of Pages: 238
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Format: Paperback
Author: Scott Berkun
Language: English
Street Date: February 1, 2011
TCIN: 13329718
UPC: 9781449301958
Item Number (DPCI): 248-62-4331
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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