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Book review on: How to talk so people will listen

Introduction The author Steve Brown offers the student a helpful guide to effective communication. He emphasizes the basics of speech and conversation and makes us aware that speech allows us to communicate to others quickly or easily about our needs, feelings and desires. Speech allows us to correct false impressions or share our ideas. We are able with speech to encourage reprimand or inspire. With speech we can also express anger, love or joy. Brown makes us aware of some of the setbacks which include include fear, speaking with authority, not wasting time, and winning the right to be heard., He gives us the basic principles of how we can overcome such. Brown argues that if a speaker can master these basic principles, he or she can gain an audience and effectively speak to be remembered.
Review In this book “how to talk so People will listen”, includes a wealth of advice and insightful information for the communicator. We are reminded that words have power when God speaks his very speaking accomplishes the purpose of His word Isaiah 55:11.Whether the reader has never made a speech before or he is a well-established and experienced professional, this book is very useful. Brown realizes the power that speech has to influence people. For this reason it should be important to everyone who has a desire to impact an audience. The reason many people avoid public speaking, though, is because of the intimidation factor. Brown reasons that fears and intimidators must be faced confidently and realistically. Failure should be seen positively as “it is harder to learn from success than it is to learn from failure.” The speaker must not allow his performance to influence his feelings of self-value. Positive thinking about oneself and a positive optimistic mindset should enable the orator to face his fears and thus conquer them. 

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