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Publisher's Summary

How can today's leader inspire others to do more than just change their behavior? Terry Pearce, whose career includes 17 years with IBM, explains that by elevating a public speech, the leader can reach both the minds and hearts of an audience and truly inspire committed action. He offers a road map for finding and using your authentic voice, the key to public speaking mastery.
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Meandering

There are some important points made in this audiobook, particularly in the summary, but it takes awhile to get to the good parts. I found myself lost and confused more than once.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Informational and important

This book was a quick informational way to better oneself. It was a valuable and important acquisition of know-how that one should have when talking in public. I recommend,nits a quick read that may change the way you talk.

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Poorly recorded unstructural speech.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The topic is interesting to me as an entrepreneur. However, the recording quality was so poor it practically made my ears ache.The performance was dull (it's a lecture after all). The points raised in the speech can be found in many other similar titles nowadays. It is very easy for me to discourage anyone buying this audio book, perhaps even to the speaker himself.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It doesn't seem a worthy investment to my money and, more importantly, my time. I would listen to something else.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Beth
  • Huntington Woods, MI, USA
  • 05-12-10

Thinking about why we should speak

Disappointed in the other reviewers comments. I thought this lecture was great. There are hundreds of tips and tricks books on speaking but few on why it matters. This audio recording helped me a lot and I have used it to help other friends design more meaningful talks.

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  • Joy
  • bayonne, NJ, USA
  • 06-14-06

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book was boring, talked about his own personal life more than anything else.. doesnt really teach you anything

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Death by BOREDOM....save your money!

No practical applications or detailed instructions here, just life experience gobletygook! I had to drink coffee and take No Doze just to reach the end of this recorded lecture...

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • 10-19-18

Awful Quality

Content might have been good but the quality of the audio is horrendous..not good at all.