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Greenville N. Toogood is a top executive communications expert, an established speaker (who used to be a TV reporter and network news producer), trainer, and writer, so he draws upon a vast amount of useful and successful tips for anyone interested in becoming a top-notch communicator. Although this book is written in a conversational, accessible style, you won’t find any fluff and filler, just on-target training. He covers planning your talk, speech, or presentation; your delivery and appearance; and pitfalls to avoid. He tells you how to deal with visual aids, Q&A sessions, and even the media. The author stresses that the book’s instructions can make anyone an effective and dazzling conversationalist, not just a great speechmaker, though both are well-rewarded skills. getAbstract recommends this book to every professional, on every level, and to those who would like to excel as communicators.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to communicate like a leader
  • Why 18 minutes is the optimum length for a speech
  • Why it’s impossible to be a successful leader without being an effective speaker.

About the Author

Granville N. Toogood is a top executive communications expert, as well as an established speaker, trainer, and writer. Prior to starting his own company in 1982, he was a TV reporter and network news producer for NBC and ABC. He now works with dozens of blue-chip clients and has been a consultant to 38 of the Fortune 50 CEOs, as well as thousands of senior executives, elected officials throughout the world. This book is based on his corporate workshops in executive communications.



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