The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking by Dale Carnegie

October 30th, 2008 , Authors:

The book The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking by Dale Carnegie is a classic book on public speaking.

The book covers a range of material that is suitable for both the new and advanced public speaker.

It is only 220 pages long, but the wisdom is highly condensed.

Overall Rating  ★★★★★

Book Organization

Part One: Fundamentals of Effective Speaking

Part Two: Speech, Speaker, and Audience

Part Three: The Purpose of Prepared and Impromptu Talks

Part Four: The Art of Communicating

Part Five: The Challenge of Effective Speaking

Fundamentals of Public Speaking  ★★★★★

The first part does a thorough job of covering the fundamentals of public speaking.  It’s enough for the non-experienced speaking to develop a good base for confidence.  Experienced speakers can also gain information as a refresher

Variety of Topics  ★★★★☆

Although it’s a short book, Carnegie is able to cover specific subject in public speaking.  For instance, there are chapters dedicated to impromptu, informational, and award presenting speeches.

Advanced Public Speaking  ★★★★★

Dale Carnegie is able to dig deep into the advanced aspects of public speaking while presenting it in an easy-to understand manner.

For example, in Chapter Five, Vitalizing the Talk, Carnegie says that the most important thing a public speaking can do to make his speech interesting is to speak about subjects the speaker is naturally passionate about.

He frequently uses the term “earnestness” throughout this chapter to emphasize the importance that natural interest in a subject shows through while presenting.

Overall Rating  ★★★★★

This book is a classic public speaking book because it is simply one of the best. Dale Carnegie has a knack for condensing the most important information you need into easily digestable chapters.

Start reading this book now if you want to improve your public speaking.

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