Better to Best: How to Speak for Extraordinary Results ... Every Time!

Better to Best: How to Speak for Extraordinary Results ... Every Time!

by David J. Dempsey
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Better to Best: How to Speak for Extraordinary Results ... Every Time! by David J. Dempsey

Better to Best is a book that can help everyone. This reader-friendly guidebook outlines the skills necessary to deliver an unforgettable presentation. After reading Better to Best you will have the knowledge and a step-by-step plan on how to captivate your listeners with your words, and craft messages that will inspire, entertain and persuade your audience. In addition, Better to Best provides a comprehensive index and an extensive bibliography of reference material.

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ISBN-13: 9780971516526
Publisher: Miranda Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 06/28/2006
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

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Better to Best: How to Speak for Extraordinary Results ... Every Time! 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Dempseys' book offers simple and invaluable insights to becoming an effective communicator. It's a must read for any professional who speaks for a living. A great resource for lawyers, public officials and clergy. As a former CEO, I strongly recommend 'Better to Best'
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is not a worthwhile read-it is a MUST read for executives who want to enhance their communication skills. It contains exceptional ideas regardless whether you are a neophyte or experienced speaker. Whether you are speaking to ten or ten thousand people, Dempsey addresses every critical detail of planning, preparing, and delivering presentations that produce results. He has a wealth of experienceas a professional speaker, a presentation skills consultant and coach, and an adjunct professor teaching public speaking at a private university for many years. What distinguishes this book from so many other presentation skills books is both Dempsey's entertaing, engaging writing style and the sound, practical advice.This is a great how-to-book, not a book of abstract theories. The author is an expert who has delivered and critiqued thousands of presentations and it shows! The advice is unequivocal, ('Open With a Hook, Capitalize on Pauses, Minimize Memorization, Focus on Your Audience'). The book is organized into 40 principles that guide you step-by-step in how to craft and deliver a dynamic presentation. Or you can simply review any chapter for great advice on dealing with particular issues such as how to weave stories into your talks, how to handle Q & A, how to speak off the cuff, or what to do when disaster stikes.I wish this book had been available when I began my career. It is exceptional.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an outstanding book for the business community!As a former business executive who built a successful company and managed others, I think this book is an invaluable asset, regardless of whether you are selling products, services or ideas.I cannot see how anyone who applied these ideas would not benefit tremendously,professionally,personally and even financially.This book covers everything you need to know to develop and deliver presentations that really have impact (and how many of us have heard speeches that were so boring they were nearly lethal?) I have read many business books, but this one is different. It is not only jammed with literally hundreds of great ideas, Mr. Dempsey also presents his materials in an engaging manner. From the big picture (How to logically organize and present your thoughts, how to harness the power of storytelling, how to take command of Q&A) to the smallest details (avoid dairy products and ice water before you speak, how to master the microphone, what to do when the unexpected occurs when you speak), this book covers it all. The writing is crisp, the organization exceptional(exactly what you would expect from a lawyer), and the advice outstanding. The best book on communication I have ever read--every executive should read it before his or her next speech!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Public speaking is a reality of my career. I work in a position that has afforded me ample experience in front of an audience, and yet despite the numerous presentations I give each month, I tend to categorize myself as a ¿good¿ (not great) speaker. In light of some strategic changes I¿m pursuing in my profession, I decided it was time to push myself to the next level of public speaking. In doing so I ordered several books on the subject, all highly recommended by the CEO of my company. One of them was David Dempsey¿s Better to Best, which I simply could not finish fast enough. His insight on public speaking is absolutely superb. He analyzes all of the components that go into an effective speech and he teaches you how to capitalize on your subject matter and audience. I would recommend this for anyone on any level¿personally, socially, and most importantly, professionally. Mr. Dempsey, on the off chance you¿re reading this review, thank you so much for all of your help!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As both a frequent speaker, and someone who listens to speakers on a daily basis, I wish every speaker would read this book and apply its lessons. Better to BEST provides exceptional insights on how to become a great speaker. One crucial characteristic of successful leaders is the ability to communicate effectively¿this book shows you how. Few books are educational and fun, but Better to BEST is both! If you want to learn to be an exceptional public speaker while laughing out loud--Better to BEST is the book for you.