How to Develop Self-Confidence & Influence People by Public Speaking.

Dale Carnegie


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Glossophobia, or speech anxiety, can obliterate self confidence and prove to be a serious impediment to success. How To Develop Self Confidence And Influence People By Public Speaking is an invigorating page-turner with a pragmatic modus operandi that can boost one's confidence and vanquish the fear within.

The book has a series of steps that a person should exercise to bring out the best in them. With persistent guidance and words of motivation, the book persuades one to shed fear, develop poise and good comportment, channel one's thoughts in a positive direction and create a strong desire to speak in public, as enthusiasm reflects priority and plays a crucial role in influencing others.

Clarity of thought, confidence and practice can make a perfectionist out of anyone, according to the author. Citing stories of famous speakers, this book unfolds the right strategies to be adopted for improving memory, preparation of right content and ways to present it. The author emphasizes that articulation, parlance and intonation play a pivotal role in enthralling the audience and winning them over.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Preparation: Carnegie emphasizes the importance of thorough preparation before giving a speech. This includes researching the topic, organizing the content logically, and rehearsing the delivery.

  2. Know Your Audience: Understanding the audience's interests, needs, and expectations is essential for tailoring the message and engaging them effectively.

  3. Confidence Building: Carnegie provides strategies for building self-confidence, such as visualizing success, practicing positive self-talk, and focusing on past successes.

  4. Overcoming Fear: The book addresses the common fear of public speaking and offers techniques for overcoming stage fright, including relaxation exercises and desensitization techniques.

  5. Authenticity: Carnegie advocates for authenticity in public speaking, encouraging speakers to be genuine, enthusiastic, and passionate about their message.

  6. Engaging Delivery: The book offers tips for delivering a speech with impact, such as using vocal variety, gestures, and eye contact to captivate the audience.

  7. Storytelling: Carnegie highlights the power of storytelling in public speaking, as it helps to illustrate key points, evoke emotions, and connect with the audience on a deeper level.

  8. Handling Questions and Feedback: The book provides guidance on how to handle questions from the audience gracefully and respond to feedback constructively.

  9. Continuous Improvement: Carnegie encourages speakers to continually seek feedback, reflect on their performances, and identify areas for improvement to become more effective communicators over time.

  10. Impactful Communication: Ultimately, the book teaches readers how to use public speaking as a tool for influencing and inspiring others, whether it's persuading an audience, motivating a team, or delivering a compelling message.

Language English
ISBN-10 0671746073
ISBN-13 9780671746070
No of pages 244
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Simon & Schuster
Published Date 31 May 1991

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