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Confessions of a Public Speakerby Scott Berkun
Synopses & Reviews
Scott Berkun is the bestselling author of The Myths of Innovation, and Making Things Happen. His work as a writer and public speaker have appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Wired Magazine, Fast Company, Forbes Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and other media. He has taught creative thinking at the University of Washington and has been a regular commentator on CNBC, MSNBC and National Public Radio. His many popular essays and entertaining lectures can be found for free on his blog at www.scottberkun.com.
Offers advice on how to do a public speaking engagement effectively using stories from the author's career.
What people are saying about Confessions of a Public Speaker
"Mr. Berkun's book is packed with tips on how to reduce anxiety and how to speak in public with greater effectiveness." --Wall Street Journal review: Phillip Delves Broughton,
About the Author
Scott Berkun worked on the Internet Explorer team at Microsoft from 1994-1999 and left the company in 2003 with the goal of writing enough books to fill a shelf. The Myths of Innovation is his second book: he wrote the best seller, The Art of Project Management (O'Reilly 2005). He makes a living writing, teaching and speaking. He teaches a graduate course in creative thinking at the University of Washington, runs the sacred places architecture tour at NYC's GEL conference, and writes about innovation, design and management at www.scottberkun.com. Scott Berkun is aregular contributor to Harvard Business Digital and a management and creative thinking expert who appears frequently on MSNBC and CNBC.
Table of Contents
I can't see you naked — The attack of the butterflies — $30,000 an hour — How to work a tough room — Do not eat the microphone — The science of not boring people — Lessons from my 15 minutes of fame — The things people say — The clutch is your friend — Confessions — Backstage notes — The little things pros do — How to make a point — What to do if your talk sucks — What to do when things go wrong — You can't do worse than this — Research and recommendations — How to help this book : a request.
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