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Public speaking is something that many people struggle with and yet these days not only do lots of people want to be able to speak better in front of an audience, often their careers depend on it. In Speak easy, Fortune magazine's "Turnaround Champ" Barry Gibbons, draws on his vast experience of speaking in public to help you make your dread of delivering speeches a thing of the past. Who knows, you might even start to enjoy it! Barry is the first one to admit that he's made a mistake or two along the way but these have helped him develop some brilliant ideas to avoid falling into the same trap twice.

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Average Rating: 3 out of 5 rating Based on 1 Rating

"Some useful tips, but mainly relevant to keynotes" - by Pragmatopian on 19-OCT-2012
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I quite enjoyed this book, and there were some tips broadly relevant to speakers and presenters in most circumstances.

However, I would make a couple of points to those considering it:

(1) The book contains quite a few UK-specific references and the author's style is quite quirky. I suppose that such references may prove baffling to a broader audience, although as a Brit it wasn't such a problem for me.

(2) Some of the advice is geared to professional speakers or at least to the relatively small proportion of speakers and presenters who deliver keynote speeches to large audiences. Some of the advice offered is therefore not well suited to those delivering speeches and presentations in other circumstances.

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