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How to Make Powerful Speeches: A Step-by-Step Guide to Inspiring and Memorable Speeches by Eamonn O’Brien begins with an interesting question, why should one develop such skills? After giving a good answer, other basic aspects like how to edit and practice a speech, how to sound confident etc. are discussed. A brief overview of Aristotle and his contribution to rhetoric then follows. How to plan a speech is examined, along with techniques to add credibility, with content and humor as a must. Adding videos to a speech, handling questions effectively, the importance of body posture and movements, especially the ones to be avoided, and the use of eye contact are some of the other significant areas included in this book.
How to Make Powerful Speeches: A Step-by-Step Guide to Inspiring and Memorable Speeches by Eamonn O’Brien is an interesting guide. With loads of practical ideas, almost all of them given historical backing, this book is poised to become a must-read for those studying the art of persuasion, and can make the job of giving an impactful talk possible. With the help of reminders, it makes the challenge of constantly connecting with the audience an easy one to master. Sufficient tips are given to polish one's delivery, enabling one to move into an even better level of performance. This is a useful book for learning this art, and an even better one for keeping one's faculties sharp. Eamonn has produced the book on public speaking - well done!