“It takes no tact, little skill, and not much research to express your opinions on an issue in a way you believe is convincing, but that manages to alienate half of your hearers.”
Many different jobs and careers require one to speak publicly. Whether it is giving a quick presentation or giving a lengthy speech, a one off event or on a daily basis, there is always room for improvement. Adam Hamilton provides a short guide filled with hints and tips from his own personal experiences as a preacher.
I struggle speaking publicly, even in front of a bunch of people I know. So when I saw this book available on NetGalley, I had to request it. I found this book to be full of great little tips and lots of wisdom. I love that it is from someone who hasn’t necessarily got a degree in public relations (or whatever degree one might need for speaking publicly), but rather someone who has a vast amount of experience in this area. To me that is invaluable.
As the title suggests, it is for speakers, leaders and preachers. While the information is useful no matter who is speaking, a lot of the information was directed at preachers for their sermons. If you are not into anything relating to Christianity, then this book is most definitely not for you.
TITLE: Speaking Well: Essential Skills for Speakers, Leaders and Preachers
AUTHOR: Adam Hamilton
GENRE: Non-Fiction, Self-Help
PLATFORM: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
GOODREADS CHALLENGE: 174/150
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