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  • Speak Like You Want to Hear It: Speak Like a Pro

  • The Definitive Guide to Speech Training and Money-Making Talk. Discover the World’s Paid Public Speakers’ Secrets to Earn $35,000-250,000 a Speech
  • By: Caryl R. Breton
  • Narrated by: Jay Deane
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Business & Careers, Career Success
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Summary

There is nothing like the charm of a speaker. Throughout the history of mankind, leaders have resorted to the power of oratory to bring light into the world. If it were not for the speeches made by Socrates, Caesar, Napoleon, JFK, or Tony Robbins, the world would have been a much different place. 

Speaking well in public can open many doors for us. From a professional point of view, it can help to increase the possibilities in a job interview, get more credibility and attention in work meetings, obtain better results in an examination, attract clients for a company or project, gain the confidence of your team, and leadership. On a personal level, it also has great advantages, such as feeling more integrated with social groups or in the family environment, getting your opinions to be taken more into account, to be perceived as a more interesting and self-confident person, and asking people out. This book unveils secrets to the art of public speaking. It helps you to be yourself before an audience or a group of people, managing your anxiety to the point of being able to lower it to a minimum, showing naturalness in our non-verbal communication, being able to express your ideas, obtain a great social reinforcement, and self-esteem that is greatly reinforced. If you are looking to alleviate that fear of speaking in front of others, you can learn to improve your communication with the public and change your life.

Learn the techniques of powerful people who can win people’s hearts and achieve their goal by speech. And how much world’s highest rank speakers make money: $35,000-250,000 a speech! Winston Churchill, Barack Obama, Brian Tracy, Oprah Winfrey, Grant Cardone, Les Brown, Eric Thomas, Jim Rohn, Tony Robbins, and many more. Learn their secrets. Learn why people listen to them. Learn why they matter and how you can make your speeches impactful using their secrets.

©2020 Caryl R. Breton (P)2021 Caryl R. Breton

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Helped me deliver a major speech.

I got asked to be the headline speaker at a major industry conference. I have been terrified of public speaking my entire life. This book helped me craft a great presentation and its advice gave me the confidence to deliver my talk with remarkable success. People walked up to me randomly during the rest of the day at the expo to tell me how great my speech was and how inspired they were by my message.

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Very helpful and enjoyable book!

If you ever have to engage in any public speaking, you will probably benefit from this book. I know I did, and it was humorous too (somehow I doubt the author really counted the number of peanut M&M's he ate while writing-it was just supposed to be a funny statement in the "Acknowledgments" section). You might even find a way to keep your audiences off their electronic distractions and focused on you.

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Interesting anecdotes; sound advice

Professional speakers work their magic on an audience on many levels. Content, gesture, intonation, and pacing all contribute to the impact a talk has on an audience. Watching a presenter at the top of their game is mesmerizing. Like Wimbledon tennis or Masters golf, professionals make it all seem so easy.

But if you are curious about what it really takes to deliver an effective speech, you need to understand both how compelling content is created as well as learning the presentation skills to deliver that content. There's no shortage of books on how to write speeches and speak with confidence. But there are precious few on what it's like to stand at the podium and deliver a talk, let alone what it takes to make a living as a speaker.

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Straight-up, no-nonsense look at the pro speaking!

This audiobook discussed: speech outlines, the importance of practicing your speech, comparing and justifying speaking fees, the uselessness of feedback.

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Public speaking experience!

In my opinion, this audiobook is so easily accessible because R. Breton is willing to share the good, the bad, and the ugly (at least when it comes down to his public speaking abilities and experiences). While attempting to demonstrate infallibility might help establish credibility, the purpose of this book is to share with the goal of influencing others who practice the same work, rather than to show how the author is so good at what they do to those who might want to purchase his services.

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Hands-on book with lot's of insights!

Practice makes big difference. As the author said, it's impossible to speak perfectly, as long as you know your subject well and your points are clear, you are on the right track. Another good tip is just to use your phone to record 5 minutes of your talk, then listen to yourself talk. You will discover a lot of small annoyances that are easy to improve. Last but not the least, to have substance is more important than fancy slides with no deep points.

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Lovely audiobook!

Public speaking for me has always been a seemingly insurmountable mountain but I have grown and learned to press through everything that opposes me doing it, and just do it anyway. This audiobook highlights a lot of strategies in overcoming hindrances and learning how to...as the author says...do it afraid. Interesting!

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Truly Inspirational!

This is a confidence builder and will enlighten you on how to grow your speaking opportunities. Breton is an incredible coach and this book is a must-listen for anyone who desires to be on the speaking circuit!

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To be a success as a speaker, listen to this book!

This is one-stop shopping for any beginning or experienced speaker. It shows you step by step how to get paid as a speaker and make an impact!

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Very Practical Advice!

Following Breton's practical advice, with just as much background information as you need, you'll get better at speaking one step at a time. Adhering to it will help you avoid many (not only beginner's) mistakes, and it will make your speaking effective and fun. Guaranteed!

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  • Kevin
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Good content, bad organization

Overall the material presented in the book was very good. But while there were chapters, there did not seem to be any rational to the structure of the book. It seemed like the author took several essays or presentations on speaking and just copied and pasted them into the book. I say that because almost all of the chapters have presented similar information on the same way.

If this book would have been an hour, then it might have been very good. But since it was 5, there was a lot of repetition and the chapters did not build off of one another.

The narration was mediocre. There were a couple instances where sentences or words were repeated. And the sound level was inconsistent.

Overall the book had really good content. But very poor organization and a mediocre performance. If you want a bullet point presentation of tips to be a better speaker the. This is a great book. If you want a book that is more of a lesson where the chapters build on each other, then maybe look elsewhere.

I received a copy of this book in return for an unbiased review.

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  • Freya Godfrey
  • 25-04-21

Perfect beginning!

As someone who speaks and coaches others to speak, Confessions was an especially enjoyable read, affirming some of my anxieties, causing multiple laugh breaks, and conveying some fantastic new tips along the way.

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  • Georgina Butcher
  • 24-04-21

Must listen for everyone

I’m not an actor or museum educator, and I don’t have a “boss” at my job… but I am a person, so being able to speak confidently on the fly is important to me!

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  • Leon Ford
  • 24-04-21

Awesome Book-Don't Miss it!

What an awesome book!!! It should be a must-listen for every High-school graduating person. In addition, I believe every businessman can benefit from it. Although I have listened to it twice, I want to listen again.

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  • Harvey Hope
  • 24-04-21

Exactly As Advertised!

Definitely some great tips to becoming a better speaker and a great angle from which to attack the problem. Full disclosure is that I know the author and he is a great guy. Very impressed with his book and the research he has clearly done to get it out there.

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  • Sarah Lambert
  • 24-04-21

Interesting!

It was perfectly focused on public speaking. I enjoyed this one because it is broadly applicable to all communication. I used to stutter constantly and struggle with clearly communicating my ideas. This was really helpful because it gave me clear structures.

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  • Adam McKenzie
  • 24-04-21

Spellbound!

I am a retired professional who has rediscovered the joy of nonprofessional learning. My listening to Speak Like a Pro is one of those joys. I just wanted to look behind the stage of this incredible learning platform. This book gave me that guided tour, it gave me hints on becoming a more effective speaker, it gave me clues on becoming a more effective listener but most of all, it was just plain fun to listen to. In fact, I think I will listen to it again.

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  • Joel Hewitt
  • 24-04-21

Excellent listen for any Presenter

To me, listening to R. Breton's book has value-added from the get-go because of the passion, the interest. and the enthusiasm that is brought by the speakers.

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  • Jade Nash
  • 23-04-21

Solid Information about Speaking as a Profession.

Most books on speaking talk about how to present better. Few offer you the insight into the BUSINESS of speaking. Read this if you are good in front of an audience and have ever wondered if you could be paid to do it full-time. Also, good for experienced speakers, trainers, and consultants who want to pursue additional revenue streams and upgrade their efforts. Highly recommend it if you are interested in speaking professionally!

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  • Louie Howell
  • 23-04-21

Speakers of All Kinds!

This book has everything you could ask for - from self-assessments to explore your calling and readiness to be a speaker, a full understanding of the professional speaking business, strategy development tools to boost your career, to what to do when you're finally ready to step out into the spotlight for the first time as well as every time after that. R. Breton makes it abundantly clear that speaking for a living is a constant process of self-reflection, self-development and building your network.
As with the prior version of Speak for a Living, this edition has invaluable insights for anticipating, facing, and overcoming technical, logistical, communications, interpersonal challenges that are common not only in the public speaking industry but to everyone who presents for a living including trainers, managers, executive leadership, students and parents!