Delivering a great speech is a massive accomplishment. For an audience, experiencing a stirring rendition is both exhilarating and uplifting. Because a great speech appears so effortless, it is too easy to assume that delivery is a simple matter. Nothing could be further from the truth. Those who have mastered the art of successful speaking know very well that it is rarely an overnight phenomenon. Great speeches may be written in just a few days – but the delivery is what can make them great. That ability takes years of experience to hone. The stark reality is that delivering speeches is fraught with pitfalls almost guaranteed to unhinge the novice. This, in a nutshell, is why this book has been written.
Having listened to hundreds of speakers and studied many of the world’s great speeches, the authors, themselves both professional speakers, have identified exactly what it takes to speak with conviction, clarity and pizzaz. This book is your resource to learn how plan, structure and deliver a memorable message. Nothing worth achieving happens without effort and careful thought. Public speaking requires in addition study, application, practice and plenty of experience. But it’s a rewarding ride.
This book is a vital tool for the next generation of Exceptional Speakers. We trust you will enjoy it, and most important – apply it’s principles.