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Becoming a successful public speaker is an acquired talent. Those who suffer stage fright or who don’t speak well may believe that they can do nothing to become commanding communicators. They are wrong. Take Ancient Greek statesman Demosthenes. As a youth, he had such a severe speech impediment that people would mock him whenever he spoke. To cure himself, Demosthenes practiced giving speeches with pebbles in his mouth. Eventually, he became one of the classical world’s greatest orators. Anyone can learn to become a strong speaker and communicator. One good way to do so is to read Karen Berg’s new book on powerful communication. getAbstract recommends this book to anyone who must speak clearly and persuasively to others. Today, that includes just about everyone.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why you need to communicate “loud and clear”;
  • Which five steps you should follow to become an engaging communicator;
  • Why you must learn all that you can about your audience, whether it consists of one person or 100;
  • Why the way you say things is as important as what you say; and
  • How to deal with hecklers.

About the Author

Karen Berg is a communication and presentations expert. She trains individuals to make strong oral presentations in business meetings, at shareholder events and on the witness stand.



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