This book is not a text that one studies, but instead this book is a collection of tips that work. There have been countless books written on public speaking, and the internet is full of advice. With all the information available, it remains that good speakers are few and far between. This book is a practical guide to success through oral communication. It provides a formula for anyone wishing to make a speech regardless of preparation time. One can take the formula, use it, or expand on it. Public speaking need not, nor should not be difficult once you understand the formula. Public speaking can and should be fun and exciting.
Jim received his BS in Education with a major in oral communications. He did his post graduate work at Missouri. He was a national champion in debate and oratory.
Jim taught public speaking and debate at both the high school and university levels. Many of his students went on to win national titles, and later to become managers and CEOs of some of the best corporations in the world. Jim is extremely proud of those students. Jim has always said, “My real reward is helping others succeed.” For many years he was a business trainer in public speaking and served as a Product Manager, Sales Manager, and Manager of one of the largest corporations in America.
He went on to own and operated his own consulting firm directed at helping companies train their employees in communicating effectively.
For the past several years he managed a successful company in New Zealand. He returned to the United States in 2008 and now spends his time writing and sharing his experience with others
Jim is a U.S. Navy veteran who served as a metal smith and Master-at-Arms on the USS Gunston Hall (LSD 5), an old amphibious ship, during the cold war in the Pacific. He was on operations in Vietnam and steamed off the coast of Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crises. Jim loves life and people. He is one with a smile for all and never takes himself too seriously. Jim is a lover of life, and anticipates each new day as an exciting challenge. He has spent his life helping others to think on their feet, keep a positive attitude, and turn every problem into an opportunity.
Jim is a person who enjoys public speaking. .read more