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

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

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By (author) James C. Humes, Narrator Norman Dietz

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  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 165mm x 25mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
  • ISBN 10: 1452633703
  • ISBN 13: 9781452633701
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged library ed

Product description

Ever wish you could captivate your boardroom with the opening line of your presentation, like Winston Churchill in his most memorable speeches? Or want to command attention by looming larger than life before your audience, much like Abraham Lincoln when, standing erect and wearing a top hat, he towered over seven feet? Now, you can master presentation skills, wow your audience, and shoot up the corporate ladder by unlocking the secrets of history's greatest speakers. Author, historian, and world-renowned speaker James C. Humes--who wrote speeches for five American presidents--shows you how great leaders through the ages used simple yet incredibly effective tricks to speak, persuade, and win throngs of fans and followers. In this book, you'll discover how Napoleon Bonaparte mastered the use of the pregnant pause to grab attention, how Lady Margaret Thatcher punctuated her most serious speeches with the use of subtle props, how Ronald Reagan could win even the most hostile crowd with carefully timed wit, and much, much more. Whether you're addressing a small nation or a large staff meeting, you'll want to master the tips and tricks in "Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln."

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Author information

James C. Humes is a professor of language and leadership at the University of Southern Colorado and the author of books including "Nixon's Ten Commandments of Leadership and Negotiation" and "Confessions of a White House Ghostwriter." Norman Dietz, a writer, an actor, and a solo performer, has recorded over 150 audiobooks, many of which have earned him awards from "AudioFile" magazine, the ALA, and "Publishers Weekly." Additionally, "AudioFile" named Norman one of the Best Voices of the Century.

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"I love this book. I've followed Humes's lessons for years, and he combines them all into one compact, hard-hitting resource. Get this book on your desk now." ---Chris Matthews