Best-selling author and master communicator Charles Swindoll has been effectively speaking to others for over 50 years. In Saying It Well: Touching Others with Your Words he shares his secrets on how to talk so people will listen.
Filled with techniques, stories, and models that clearly explain the formulas for successful speaking, Swindoll here teaches listeners the foundational principles for how to communicate, from preparing for a speech, organizing thoughts, and filtering out the superfluous to overcoming fears, grabbing the listener's attention, and knowing how and when to stop.
With humorous stories and inventive, practical tips, one of America's premier communicators shares decades of experience on how to speak with authority in every situation, persuade others to consider your perspective, overcome fears of public speaking, and love others more effectively with your words. He also shares his personal story and his journey to becoming a world-famous speaker.
©2012 Charles R. Swindoll (P)2012 Hachette
I would promote it as another book in Swindoll's series on men of God.
If you have been reading the other books in Charles Swindoll’s series about great men of God, then this is a must read. He continues his series with the biography of himself. All the discs in Part 1 except one small portion cover his life before he was called through the early days of his ministry. Part 2 covers every right decision he made to arrive in the beautiful life that he still enjoys today with added information on speaking. He tells us how blessed he was to have his wife, his children and all the churches to which he was called. He had the same struggles raising his children that many of us have and he helps us understand that although a circumstance may seem bad, it is all for God’s glory. This narrative is especially helpful for those who are evaluating God’s decision to bring them into the ministry and those who are just beginning their life in the ministry. I am a born again Christian and really appreciate the radio ministry that he has and how it can be a benefit to millions of people.The reader was a perfect fit for the topic of the book. His voice was pleasant, easy to listen to and helped make repetitive information easier to listen to. He added the credibility needed for an autobiography of a minister.With that said, I also deliver speeches and always appreciate help and tips from others on “How to Say It.” The information that Swindoll provides on this topic could fit onto one disk. It is so cloaked with stories of himself that you might have to go back to catch the paragraph or two that he has to offer on speaking. The information is in the line of be sincere, be yourself and speak from your heart. I will never listen to these discs again for information on speaking. It was like trying to find a needle in a haystack.
This is a christian testomial - it was interest to understand how a American christian thinks. This is not a book about how to speck, but how to say it well i.e. christian speck well.
I found the publishers reviews to be misleading and nothing to do with the book.
nickname is "Skip"
The man, the calling, The Answer.
How Chuck's story in many ways is the story of Nehemiah second edition with electronics.
The most unlikely man at a surprising time, with hidden talents. Each calling to the next assignment God had for Chuck Swindoll was met with decernment and some reluctance while serving to show how our perspective of decisions developed through preparation and the right person in the path, to the lesson that needed to be learned. Chuck prays and prepares, is called an moves to use the bricks God gave him to rebuild the Walls of many lives, congregations, communities and the airwaves internationally by radio. Insight for Living. All of these things with the common thread of the gift of communicating clearly and acurately human condition and a Heavenly Father that wants us to find and enjoy our authentic self. If anything Chuck Swindoll is authentic - the real thing.
Early life, of preparation - a guy with a stutter becomes an eloquent evangelist, with the right balance of story teller and Bible scholar. God puts people in our path for our education as He also does with challenges to see if our mind set sees them as opportunities.
The reader begins to draw close to such an honest explanation that no one person has all the answers, there are usually more questions than answers, but that's okay. Enjoyable personal account of a hero of mine, a major influence on my life and family, as he taught me to credit those who pass a brick to you so that you too can influence and lead other in building up one another as one body perfectly formed in God's own image.
This audiobook is excellent for preachers and teachers, especially those handling Biblical passages! Chuck Swindoll is vulnerable, transparent, and entertaining with his personal stories and illustrations. He makes practical recommendations about each step in preparing and delivering a good sermon or lesson. The narrator is excellent and the book is one I will want to refer to again and again!
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