Saying It Well: Touching Others with Your Words

Saying It Well: Touching Others with Your Words

by Charles R. Swindoll
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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Stephen B for Readers Favorite In his latest book, Chuck Swindoll moves through ten steps for public speaking. Using a bit of autobiographical material and explaining how he plans and writes sermons, he shows preachers and public speakers alike how to create an effective sermon or speech. In the first part he describes his calling to the ministry by relating his time in the military. When he returned to America after his military duty, he entered the seminary and learned time management, and shows how this came be part of the preparation for speaking. Other chapters include detailed explanations on introductions, illustrating, use of laughter and humor and, or course, conclusions. Yes, he does take it from a biblical point of view by urging the reader to allow God to do His part and there is even a chapter on praying. As an author trying to market and promote my own books, in part by public speaking, attending conferences, or just conversing with people one on one or in very small groups, I found "Saying It Well" invaluable. As an instructor in martial arts, I found this very helpful in how I speak to students and parents. This is not a logical, drawn out, clinical how-to book because besides learning about the steps to effective public speaking, I learned about an interesting man. Chuck Swindoll is a well known persona, but not many people know he conquered a terrible childhood stuttering problem. All of his points are amplified by examples, most of them personal. I really enjoyed the three main points at the very beginning: Know who you are; Accept who you are; and Be who you are. These are the keys to remember throughout the book because Swindoll constantly leads back to these. I will be keeping this book and referring to it often.
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
Public speaking is considered to be most people's biggest fears. Have you ever considered if there might be a simple way to get over the fear? I know I used to fear public speaking and even now know that perhaps I could easily improve on what I am talking about in order to make me a more efficient and well-liked public speaker. In the novel, Saying It Well by Charles Swindoll, he walks you through how he has become a confident, successful and capable communicator through his step-by-step process. By using these tools found within the cover of this book, you can: 1. Make a strong first impression. 2. Position yourself as an expert in your field. 3. Speak with confidence. 4. Motivate people to action. And even more than this, you'll also learn, and apply, three vital insights that will make a world of difference when you stand and speak with others: 1. Know who you are. 2. Accept who you are. 3. Be who you are. Whether you are giving a speech, making a presentation, conducting a meeting, or simply talking one-on-one, these tried and true communication techniques are guaranteed to help you organize your thoughts and deliver your message - with confidence, style and great success. I received Saying It Well by Charles R. Swindoll compliments of Faith Words, a division of Hachette Book Groups for my honest opinion and being a huge fan of the down home manner of Charles Swindoll's messages, I just knew I would benefit from the reading of this book. Charles uses his own experiences as a service man in the Marine Corps and feeling the calling of ministry on his life, to show how these principles has led him to become not only a successful pastor but also a businessman and well-respected author in his field. His easy going manner comes across eloquently in this book and shows how this can benefit anyone in their life. He also shows that this is not something that happens overnight, but as we begin to apply the methods in the book we become more comfortable in what we need to do, the best and first step in this is preparation. When we are not prepared, no matter what we are asked, we will fumble or fail in our delivery of what we wanted to accomplish. Now after reading this book, I know what steps I can use to help me be better prepared to delivery what I would hope would be an unforgettable message when I need to speak in public. I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for anyone to read, even if you're not a speaker.
Big_Al_from_the_Mob More than 1 year ago
I have been preaching for 30 plus years and I picked this up as a refresher. It has been a good read.
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