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Speak Easy: 52 brilliant ideas for giving stunning speeches

Book Description

Public speaking is something that many people struggle with and yet these days not only do lots of people want to be able to speak better in front of an audience, often their careers depend on it. In Speak easy, Fortune magazine's "Turnaround Champ" Barry Gibbons, draws on his vast experience of speaking in public to help you make your dread of delivering speeches a thing of the past. Who knows, you might even start to enjoy it! Barry is the first one to admit that he's made a mistake or two along the way but these have helped him develop some brilliant ideas to avoid falling into the same trap twice.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Brilliant ideas
  5. Brilliant features
  6. Introduction
  7. 1. Just say no
  8. 2. Ask not what your clients can do for you
  9. 3. Anyone here from outta town?
  10. 4. Brief encounters
  11. 5. It’s all in the timing
  12. 6. Sitting in the back row
  13. 7. Sermons and snippets
  14. 8. The feng-shui factor
  15. 9. Life with lecterns
  16. 10. Testing … testing
  17. 11. Speaker flies undone
  18. 12. And with us tonight…
  19. 13. Another opening, another show
  20. 14. One step at a time
  21. 15. A funny thing happened on the way to the crematorium
  22. 16. Laugh? I thought I’d never start
  23. 17. Give yourself a hand
  24. 18. Moving target
  25. 19. Hello Honkies
  26. 20. Did everyone hear that?
  27. 21. Don’t leave it on the training ground
  28. 22. It’s a wrap
  29. 23. I’m sorry, I’ll read that again
  30. 24. Marvo the Memory Man
  31. 25. Can you tell what it is yet?
  32. 26. Ish a pleasure (hic) to be here
  33. 27. Hands up those who…
  34. 28. You’re so vain
  35. 29. Here’s an example I found in my hotel room
  36. 30. You can look at me or look at that
  37. 31. Here’s a picture of our new product upside down
  38. 32. Come in, Houston
  39. 33. I seem to have moved from 33 to 45 rpm
  40. 34. Dreading the wedding
  41. 35. Food, glorious food
  42. 36. As I am sure you will have read in The Economist…
  43. 37. Unaccustomed as I am
  44. 38. Does my bum look big on that?
  45. 39. What’s really important here is…
  46. 40. ‘As God once said, and I think quite rightly…
  47. 41. Uh-oh!
  48. 42. And so, in conclusion…
  49. 43. Over now to the Russian judge
  50. 44. Same time next year?
  51. 45. You at the back. Yes, you…
  52. 46. Here’s one I prepared earlier
  53. 47. Team A will be on the sofa by the fire doors
  54. 48. Ich bin eine Berliner
  55. 49. Thieving magpies
  56. 50. Me and my airbrush
  57. 51. I’m obviously earning 20% too much
  58. 52. These guys are good
  59. Bonus ideas
  60. The End
  61. Where it’s at