How to Develop Self-Confidence And Influence People by Dale Carnegiein the beginning of the book, it is said that many people are having difficulties with public speaking. the introduction encourage the readers to not feel ashamed about it; because some of the best speakers these days had also experienced it before their success. to be able to overcome weakness in public speaking, Dale Carnegie mentioned 4 essential things before explaining things further:
1. start with a strong and persistent desire
2. to know thoroughly what you are going to talk about
3. act confident
4. practice! practice! practice!
the author also said that most people who had difficulties in public speaking are caused by lack of confidence; thats why its very important to develop confidence. so the book shares several things that helps build confidence while delivering speeches; such as the procedure of preparing a speech, how to improve your memory, how to deliver a good speech, how to open and close a talk, how to interest your audience, and also how to improve your diction. each part provides good and not so good examples that we can learn from. many good ones came from famous people such as Abraham Lincoln. those examples are discussed and the author point out the things that are important.
there are quotes in the book that really motivates me :) the first one is a quote by Elbert Hubbard (p.86). im only going to write a part of it, which says:
Picture in your mind the able, earnest, useful person you desire to be, and the thought you hold is hourly transforming you into that particular individual ... Thought is supreme. Preserve a right mental attitude-the attitude of courage, frankness and good cheer. To think rightly is to create. All things come through desire and every sincere prayer is answered. We become like that on which our hearts are fixed. ♥♥♥
the second is a quote by Anon (p.100)
If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you dont.
If youd like to win, but think you cant
its almost a cinch you wont.
Life battles dont always go
to the stronger or faster man;
But soon or late the man who wins
is the one who thinks he can.
i think that is a very motivational, poetic, beautiful quote. ♥♥♥ i keep reading it over and over and still got that same amazed feeling ◠‿◠
for me personally, i learned so many things about public speaking from the book. it almost feels like im reading a highschool textbook. the content is brilliant, but for me (personally) sometimes it gets boring :P
but overall, this is still a very good book; especially for those who wants to improve their public speaking skills, this is definitely the book to read! (✿◠‿◠)
How to Develop Self-Confidence & Influence People by Public Speaking - Dale Carnegie
Develop Self-Confidence, Improve Public Speaking Summary
Every well-known speaker has had to overcome fear and develop the self-confidence to speak in public. Being able to deliver a well-crafted and interesting speech is not the result of some innate talent that only a few possess; rather, it is a skill that anyone can learn. The keys to becoming a good public speaker are thorough preparation, careful planning, and frequent practice. Start by speaking to small groups of friends on a topic you know well and care deeply about; the more you practice this, the easier it will become. Work on improving your memory so that you can speak naturally and in a conversational tone without having to refer to notes. Realize, too, that persistence is essential.
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He is one of the best-selling authors. Carnegie was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People , one of the best-selling self-help books of all time.
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It is commonly believed that only people with high self confidence can speak in large group settings or doing public speaking. It means that many people think they don't have the level of confidence needed to speak in public. The good news is, the reverse is also true. Meaning, you can gain more confidence by speaking in public. Author and speaker Dale Carnegie listed four essential steps to gain self-confidence through speaking in public.