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Editorial Reviews

The trepidation many have for public speaking is assuaged by Peter Johnson's calm, reassuring tone throughout his reading of Richard Zeoli's insightful book. Like a successful public speaker, Johnson's delivery is effortless, natural, and engaging, making for a pleasant and rewarding listen.

Strong communication skills are integral to success in any field, and Zeoli's work offers simple, practical advice on how to become an effective orator. He doesn't rely on trite pointers such as maintaining eye contact or keeping correct posture; he's more concerned with helping the listener achieve confidence organically by discovering and embracing his or her own voice.

Publisher's Summary

Whether you are looking to position yourself as an industry expert, extend your sphere of influence, or gain the support and backing of vital constituencies, The 7 Principles of Public Speaking will give you the tools you need to achieve your goal.

©2008 Richard Zeoli (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • Mart
  • 16-10-2013

Don't waste your money and time

What disappointed you about The 7 Principles of Public Speaking?

For many people, the biggest hurdle about public speaking is fear. Overcoming this fear will not make you a good speaker, it merely makes you a slightly tolerable one. This book, sadly, does not go further than trying to negotiate this fear. And in this, the proposed methods are quite childish and probably will not have much real effect. And even though the book boasts about also making great speakers greater, it actually does not even attempt it.

Approx 50% of the book is straightforward bragging - it goes over and over again how great of a presenter the author is and how great is the book.

Thus, for absolute beginners, this book is a very time consuming way of learning ~3 truths - be yourself, prepare, tell stories. That's it. For advanced speakers there's nothing in it.

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  • Ryan
  • 02-08-2014

Nothing new to public speaking same old rules

Would you try another book from Richard Zeoli and/or Peter Johnson?

The author repeats himself 100s of times it seems in this book. It was annoying to listen to at times because of it. I would not suggest it to anyone else.

Would you ever listen to anything by Richard Zeoli again?

No I have not and don't think i could handle anymore of his text in the future.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Peter Johnson?

Maybe the narrator was pleasant and enjoyable, however the text was poorly written.

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

It offer some advice to those new to public speaking, however all of his stories were kind of bland and it sounded like he was trying to impress you with all the secret big people. He never disclose the names because these people were simply too big.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-06-2021

Solid instruction

As someone who has a real problem with public speaking, I found myself thrust into that arena more and more. I decided for the advancement of my business, I’d better just learn to get better at it, even though I know I’ll never be great at it. This book - and I’ve listened to several - helped with my confidence more than any other. Concise and not intimidating.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-07-2021

Universal wisdom to carry over a message

A good book if you want to be an effective communicator. It really helps you make yourself a good public speaker

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  • Paul Hillery
  • 24-06-2021

Need to Speak? Start here!

Well planned and executed. Even if you are experienced, new ideas, or refreshers await within.

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  • Ray Bing
  • 11-06-2021

What I was looking for

As I progressed through this book, I learned many things that I believe will out next in the right direction for becoming a great public speaker (just starting). Many of the principles resonated with me and I do believe I’m ready to apply them now. I recommend this book to any individual that is in the beginning stages of public speaking.

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  • Katie Nystuen
  • 03-05-2021

Irony at its finest

I struggled to get through this book. There may have been valuable information but it was delivered in such a dull dry way that I found it hard to stay focused. Ironic since the author talked about captivating and engaging your audience. It's almost like the book was presented in a "what not to do in public speaking " way.

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  • Jason
  • 02-04-2021

Great book for learning.

Mostly a study guide for learning how to speak. I'll need to listen through multiple times to fully utilize everything he teaches.

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  • ying yuan
  • 27-03-2021

Really helpful

This is a useful book. It is easy to follow and think it does help improve public skills. Will listen to it one more time.

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  • kamarianelaag3x
  • 09-12-2020

Being who you are is keeping you up

This book helped my understand why I have success while talking in public cause is my day every day life and I was never able to break it down so easy and clear

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