I got to read an early draft of Demystifying Public Speaking (Amazon) and it was exciting to revisit it and read the published version. It’s the perfect, to the point, read for those who are wondering how to get started public speaking, or facing their first talk unsure of how to prepare.
The chapter on feedback is particularly helpful, and applies way beyond feedback on public speaking. The “diamonds and spades” cards framework is a helpful framework for processing all kinds of feedback to pick out what is most helpful and what to do with it. I also got a lot out of the practical preparation and now know much more about microphones and AV!
Definitely worth reading if you are interested in public speaking. Or, if you aren’t – at least you’ll have a better idea of what you aren’t subjecting yourself to!
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