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  • The Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, John R. Hale
    • Narrated By Professor John R. Hale
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (81)

    Being a great public speaker can put you on the pathway to success, whether you're looking to teach, inform, persuade, or defend an idea. Yet many of us live in fear of public speaking. As you'll learn in these 12 invaluable lectures, all it takes is confidence, practice, and the knowledge of techniques and strategies used by history's greatest public speakers. Whether you want to finally become the confident public speaker you've always wanted to be or are just looking for fresh advice on how to strengthen your skills, this inspiring course is packed with practical advice.

    Mark says: "Fair to middling"
    "awful. lonnng winded. a bad college lecturer"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    retired people with nothing to do


    What could The Great Courses have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    edited to 15 minutes to just have the bullet points at the end of some chapters. cut out the uninteresting junk in the rest.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Professor John R. Hale’s performances?

    NO


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    anger. disappointment. a joke.


    Any additional comments?

    swallow your spit while you talk.

    1 of 19 people found this review helpful

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