Ever wish you could captivate your boardroom with the opening line of your presentation, like Winston Churchill in his most memorable speeches? Or want to command attention by looming larger than life before your audience, much like Abraham Lincoln when, standing erect and wearing a top hat, he towered over seven feet? Now, you can master presentation skills, wow your audience, and shoot up the corporate ladder by unlocking the secrets of history's greatest speakers.
Author, historian, and world-renowned speaker James C. Humes-who wrote speeches for five American presidents-shows you how great leaders through the ages used simple yet incredibly effective tricks to speak, persuade, and win throngs of fans and followers. In this book, you'll discover how Napoleon Bonaparte mastered the use of the pregnant pause to grab attention, how Lady Margaret Thatcher punctuated her most serious speeches with the use of subtle props, how Ronald Reagan could win even the most hostile crowd with carefully timed wit, and much, much more.
Whether you're addressing a small nation or a large staff meeting, you'll want to master the tips and tricks in Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln.
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"Listening to this book is a little like sitting on an airplane next to a retired president of Toastmasters. Humes, a stalwart of Republican Party speechwriting since the 1960s, knows a lot about making good speeches. Narrator Norman Dietz does an excellent job of conveying Humes's passion and wisdom. You almost feel the author grabbing your lapel. The lessons are divided into convenient chunks--for example, "The Power Pause." Together, Humes's discussion and Dietz's narration evoke a time when the country club was the center of political life (for Republicans) and gentlemen did not tell off-color jokes when ladies were present. To his credit, Humes treats the writing and delivering of speeches as a craft. His examples of "tearjerkers" are priceless. F.C. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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