A Modest Book About How to Make an Adequate Speech
Most of us dread public speaking. But at some point we find ourselves forced to make a speech. And we worry: Will my jokes fall flat? What if I freeze? Is it okay to read notes? What if people walk out?
This book won’t magically transform you into a fast-talking corporate hotshot. But it will show you how to think about public speaking in a new way, and with a spot of luck, you will achieve adequacy. Or better!
Drawing on ancient principles of rhetoric and his own entertaining successes and failures on the speech-giving circuit, John-Paul Flintoff provides simple but effective techniques to help you to speak with confidence to any crowd, whether it’s a work presentation or a best friend’s wedding.
Humble but motivating, this is a guide to finding your voice, even if it’s a bit croaky at first, and a reassuring affirmation that we all have something to say.