I walked into a Toastmasters meeting in 1995 not knowing what to expect. It was a life-changing experience. So many good speakers and a few brilliant ones. Vaughan Evans was one of the few. If you can't join the club, buy this book!
This is a wonderful work, shining with inspiration, humour and common sense (the least common of the senses). Beautifully written and filled with anecdotes, it is a must-have speaking tool. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned speaker, this book will help you to get to the next level AND have fun while getting there!
This book ticks so many boxes with its many different tips and techniques but also adds the lighter touch, the sprinkling of humour throughout. Enjoy the ride!
Hugely entertaining and thoroughly useful. Reading this book is like watching playback of my favourite comedy show - I can skip, fast forward or rewind at will to a punchline that hits - or bombs! This book is a true gift - a lifetime of wisdom and practical help to anyone who gives a damn about effective communication.
Practical, effective and proven ways to improve your speaking, conveyed with great wit. Not surprising - Vaughan learnt it all from his contemporaries - Dickens, Twain, Wilde...!
If I believed I couldn't speak in public, but I HAD to do it, I'd read this book. Then I'd know I could do it. The secret is in here, all in one place. This book will do three quarters of the work. The rest is practice. I've got half a bookshelf of public speaking books - I'm binning them! This one replaces the lot. You may not have Vaughan's wonderful voice, but he's giving everything else away. Grab it!
Want to stand on stage, frozen rigid, eyes downcast, speaking to the floor, occasionally glancing up to watch the audience yawn? Then don't read this book. If you do, and if you act on just 10% of what's in it, you'll be able to stand, connect, project and, ultimately, deliver.
As a speaker, Vaughan has tremendous charisma and a sense of fun - but he also possesses rich insight into the art of public speaking. Packed with practical tips, advice and wisdom, this book gives you a short-cut to more than 25 years of his public speaking expertise - and wit! Highly recommended, especially to those new to the art.
There's a reason most of us would rather be lying in the casket than delivering the eulogy. Public speaking, scary though it seems, is a blend of art and science - and Vaughan Evans shares the secrets with generosity and humour. Armed with 100% proven strategies, his wisdom is all you need to wow an audience of any size or disposition.
This is a zingy, inspiring and practical book, peppered with scintillating quotes and examples. I love the many acronyms, like EET, 3Rs etc. It really fired me up - and I learned a lot!
There is a real danger that this book will turn public speaking into something that you can actually enjoy.
Vaughan Evans is a very experienced speaker, offering a unique format but also a viewpoint gained in the school of hard knocks. This is simple, practical, common-sense advice, given in a distinctively readable and accessible manner.
The prospect of public speaking can be torturous, intimidating, stomach-churning. Want to know how those emotions can be swept aside? Vaughan Evans offers the breakdown, the solution, the experience of how to stand and deliver. He's a master of the art, and you cannot fail to learn from this brilliant and entertaining breakdown of every potential pitfall. Read and speak!
This is a smashing read. Vaughan Evans writes as he speaks, with authority, passion and confidence. Read this book and, just as if you were listening to him, you will come away educated, entertained and informed - or you will wake up refreshed!
Just as Vaughan's voice is easy on the ear, so this book is easy on the eye and flows instinctively through the art of engaging your audience. It had me laughing, it had me crying. Unfortunately I was laughing at the serious bits and crying at the humour (where did I nick that from?). It's not a dry summation of learning to speak publicly - it oozes passion and is an articulate, fascinating, funny, informative, instructive and highly entertaining work.
This is an extraordinary book that will immediately improve your ability to stand up and speak to any audience on any subject.
This book fizzes with vitality and oozes valuable advice. Ideal for the starter speaker - and some neat tips too for those further along the road.