Reviews - What do customers think about Ten Minutes to the Speech: Your Last-Minute Guide and Checklist for Speaking in Public (10 Minutes 2 Success)?
Simply A Great Source Of Info Sep 4, 2007
This is a terrific book, short but more than sweet. It is filled with many ways to make public speaking easier, and is written in a style that is easy to read, and easier to remember. If you have to get up in front of 5 people or 5,000, this is a book that belongs in your library.
Must-Read .. For People Facing ANY Audience Jun 5, 2007
"Ten Minutes To The Speech" is a must-read for anyone facing ANY "audience" - giving clear, concise, pertinent advice and direction not only to "Speechmakers" but also applicable for actors, teachers, ministers, politicians (etc.), plus some talk-show hosts who could well heed the book's superb, fast-moving, well-designed content. The author has created a magnificent manuscript which will be of huge benefit to all who read it.
Speaking frankly May 19, 2007
The great thing about "Ten Minutes to the Speech" is that you probably could read it cover to cover in the ten minutes before you have to give a speech; and it'd probably make your presentation ten times better than it would've been otherwise.
This is an ideal book for anyone who has to speak publicly, and would be particularly effective for those who are intimidated by the prospect. Van Petten's style is engaging and conversational, packing a multitude of great examples into a concise package. His tips for improving your speech are pragmatic and common-sensical, and he's particularly good about reminding you of the "abstract" qualities that affect the reception of a speech, such as your posture, facial expression, delivery, etc. As anyone who's given a speech knows, it's not just about what words you pick! Even veteran public speakers will probably be able to pick up a few tips from this brief but comprehensive how-to.
In short, this is an effective manual for the beginning and accomplished public speaker alike. It's quick, handy and helpful, and like a great speech itself, there's not a wasted word in it.