If you get nervous before speaking in public, if you hear snores coming from the audience, if people keep leaving the room to "take a call" and don’t come back, if your few remaining listeners are focused on their Blackberries, you definitely need this book. Authors Brad McRae and David Brooks have long, varied experience in public speaking and offer a concise, well-organized, straightforward guide for the perplexed. The book covers everything you need to know about making an excellent public presentation: how to meet deadlines, how to organize your slides, what to do when construction workers start hammering in the next room, even how to handle hecklers and pests. The authors provide a wealth of anecdotes and illustrations. As a bonus, much of their counsel about public speaking equally applies to other kinds of communication, so the principles in this book can help you improve not only your speaking but your writing, website design and more. getAbstract.com recommends it highly.
About the Authors
Brad McRae has a doctoral degree in psychology from the University of British Columbia, has earned the Platinum Level Speaker designation from Meeting Professionals International, and is the author of four books. David Brooks is the 1990 World Champion of Public Speaking. He has coached, advised and mentored five subsequent World Champions and dozens of finalists.