Confessions of a Public Speaker provides a glimpse into the world of public speaker Scott Berkun.
This relatively short book consists of a series of amusing public speaking related anecdotes – typically some unpleasant event personally experienced by Scott – followed by some advice on how to prevent said unpleasant experience from happening to you.
The book was interesting and a little addictive – I always wanted to turn the page to see what sticky situation Scott would be in next. The book also contained a range of practical public speaking tips.
I particularly enjoyed the final chapter – a compilation of public speaking stories sent in by other speakers – some of the stories were seriously hilarious.
Even if you’re not a professional public speaker, it still makes for a quick, light-hearted read. Everyone has to speak publicly occasionally and this book contains plenty of useful advice.
Note: This book was provided by O’Reilly Media as part of their blogger review program.