Confessions of a Public Speaker

byScott Berkun
Rating 8 /10 Readability
Read Time 6 hrs Readible On
Published: 2009Read: January 28, 2013Pages: 240
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by Juvoni Beckford@juvoni

A fun book by Scott Berkun on how to improve your public speaking. I read through this book quickly as Berkun has an engaging writing style with practical tips and anecdotes that you can understand and put to use quickly. You don't get good at public speaking by just thinking about it, practice and awareness as two points consistently emphasised. I also enjoyed how Berkun also addressed many of the emotional barriers with public speaking.

"If you pretend to have no fears of public speaking, you deny yourself the natural energy your body is giving you. Anxiety creates a kind of energy you can use, just as excitement does." -Scott Berkun

Motivations to Read

Public speaking was a major weakness of mine and has improved a lot of the years. I am still searching for opportunities, techniques and other experience to improve my speaking skills. I had read one of Scott's other books, The Myths of Innovation and loved his writing style. I wanted to learn more about his experiences dealing with some of the emotional aspects and fears when it comes to public speaking.

3 Reasons to Read

  • Learn the principles of good public speaking
  • Insights into the life of a public speaker
  • How to manage the emotional roller coaster and get over your fears of public speaking
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posted May 20, 2015

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