101 Secrets of Highly Effective Speakers: Controlling Fear, Commanding Attention

Narrated by:
Beth McDonald

Abridged Audiobook

Release Date
July 2004
3 hours 3 minutes
People fear public speaking more than any other situation. The reluctance to get up in front of an audience is often a major impediment to career advancement and personal development. However, this fear can be overcome.

Caryl Rae Krannich Ph.D, author of over 40 business and personal development books, reveals the 101 secrets to become an effective speaker, including how to:

' Check the speaking environment
' Prepare a dynamite introduction
' Establish instant credibility
' Project the proper enthusiasm
' Use visuals aids effectively
' Time a speech correctly
' Close with power
' Handle questions from the audience

These techniques form the steps any person can take to move from timid to confident, from confusing to intriguing; and from filling time to commanding an audience's attention in the quest to make an effective and memorable speech!
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Todd Meador

It was ironic that the book was written to improve a person's speaking abilities and this audio book’s ability to hold my interest was so terribly lacking. The information was great, but it was very difficult to take it all in from the delivery used. The paper book would be more effective. Or they should take their own advice and redevelop the audio delivery. It was difficult to force myself to listen to the entire program.

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William Kinner

The speaker was great. For the rest well, it read like a list. I am not sure what I was expecting but this was not it. Don’t get me wrong I found good information in it. I was looking for a more in-depth discussion on each item. Maybe it was the abridged version but it felt like there was content lacking.

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Frank Fedel

It would have ranked higher, but the program seemed rather long for the amount of information presented. There are definitely some good "take-home" messages that can benefit just about anyone, and the range of topic areas is quite broad.

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