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Publisher's Summary

Dale Carnegie, author of the legendary How to Win Friends and Influence People, began his career as the premier "life coach" of the 20th century by teaching the art of public speaking. Public speaking, as Carnegie saw it, is a vital skill that can be attained through basic and repeated steps. His classic volume on the subject appeared in 1926 and was revised twice - in shortened versions - in 1956 and 1962.

This 2006 revision - edited by a longtime consultant to Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc., and the editor in charge of updating How to Win Friends and Influence People - is the definitive one for our era. While up to date in its language and points of reference, Public Speaking for Success preserves the full range of ideas and methods that appeared in the original, including Carnegie's complete speech and diction exercises, which follow each chapter, as the author originally designated them.

This edition restores Carnegie's original appendix of the three complete self-help classics: Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell, As a Man Thinketh by James Allen, and A Message to Garcia by Elbert Hubbard. Carnegie included these essays in his original edition because, although they do not directly relate to public speaking, he felt they would be of great value to listeners. Here is the definitive update of the best-loved public-speaking book of all time.

©2005 JMW Group (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC

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Great book.

Dale Carnegie does it again. a little long, but really good. the readings at the end of the book we're also well worth listening to.

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Dale is best

A great read whether a first time public speaker or a long time one. There is a little for everyone. One of those books to go back to every couple of years.

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Very Dated

It is an interesting book, however it is very dated. It comes across as appealing to a less sophisticated audience then to our current culture and some of the lecturers/speeches at the end are almost offensive in today’s non-white Christian environment. For those who love the art and Power of language and negotiation, I would recommend this book to add to your reference library.

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Out of date

What was cutting edge knowledge 70 years ago, is old now. Almost every child knows what he tries to tell us.

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  • Nondas
  • 07-28-17

Life changing, chapter 21!

This Book was so much more than just for public speaking, it was an extension of how to make friends and influence people a fantastic read. Chapter 21 was by far one of the most profound chapters I've ever read and one I'll be referencing for many years to come.

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  • Josephine Ford
  • 04-19-18

great

help me as I need this for my work so now should be better in speaking

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