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Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets of History’s Greatest Speakers

Key insights from James C. Humes'

Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets of History’s Greatest Speakers


Key insights from James C. Humes'

Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets of History’s Greatest Speakers

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How to start thinking about public speaking as an art instead of a trap.

One-quarter of Americans say that public speaking is their worst fear. It’s tempting to avoid what fuels some of your worst nightmares, but this can hold you back in your career. How can you improve your public speaking if you can’t bring yourself to go near notecards or a microphone? In this Snapshot, you’ll learn speechwriting and presentation techniques used by some of the greatest speakers in history.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Dread public speaking in any form, no matter how large or small the audience
  • Want to knock your next presentation out of the park
  • Don’t know how public speaking skills apply to you and your career
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Introduction

For leaders, being able to talk the talk is essential. How you use language and present ideas determines whether people are on board with your vision, or if they’re completely lost. Even quiet and insightful leaders have to speak on behalf of the company or advocate for their colleagues in a thoughtful and impactful way.

By applying tips used by some of the greats of public speaking, including Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln, you’ll develop a more effective (and less fearful) approach to public speaking.

Getting to the Point

The first part of your speech sets the tone for...

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