If there’s one skill I enjoy learning more about, it’s the skill to communicate effectively, whether written or verbal communication.
So much so that when a new book comes along on the topic of public speaking, I’m almost certain to dive into it. The ability to deliver your messages in an understandable and memorable way is a skill I believe every leader should study and master.
A great place to start is with Michael J. Gelb’s new book called Mastering the Art of Public Speaking: 8 Secrets to Transform Fear and Supercharge Your Career.
Seventy-four percent of Americans, according to Michael, suffer from glossophobia, the fear of public speaking. In fact, even top professional speakers and accomplished actors experience butterflies before presenting. They never eliminate the butterflies; they just teach them how to fly in formation.
I hope you’ll click the play button below to learn more about Michael’s methods and his work. For a summary, just keep scrolling.
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In today’s episode, I ask Michael about:
* What makes his book stand out from all the previous books written on the topic* How using mindmaps for creating your talk can make all the difference* The difference between people understanding and remembering your message, and why you need both* And plenty more!
Michael’s New Book
You can order your copy of Mastering the Art of Public Speaking right now.
Consider Pre-Ordering My New Book Too!
Read to Lead: The Simple Habit That Expands Your Influence and Boosts Your Career by Jeff Brown and Jesse Wisnewski, coming August 31, 2021!
Michael in Action
Books Michael Recommends
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
Toward a Psychology of Being by Abraham H. Maslow
The Courage to Create by Rollo May
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Visit Michael’s website for more on him and his work.