Official Review: 10 Steps to Becoming a Highly Effective ...

Please use this sub-forum to discuss any non-fiction books such as autobiographies or political commentary books.
Forum rules
You must limit each topic thread in this section to only one book or only one series. Make the title of the topic the name of the book, and if possible also include the author's name. If you want to allow spoilers, you must include the word spoilers in the title of the topic, otherwise spoilers are prohibited.
Post Reply
User avatar
KristyKhem
Posts: 291
Joined: 20 Feb 2018, 13:22
2018 Reading Goal: 75
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 97
Favorite Book: Carmela
Currently Reading: At Zero
Bookshelf Size: 76
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kristykhem.html
Latest Review: Minley Manor by Ian C Mattison

Official Review: 10 Steps to Becoming a Highly Effective ...

Post by KristyKhem » 12 Jul 2018, 15:42

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "10 Steps to Becoming a Highly Effective Public Speaker" by Tamuri LeAnne Richardson.]
Book Cover
4 out of 4 stars
Share This Review


Speaking in public is one of the most common fears in our society. Tamuri LeAnne Richardson’s book, 10 Steps to Becoming a Highly Effective Public Speaker, is a short, 25-page guide designed to transform anyone into a public speaking expert. Her book is separated into ten chapters. Each chapter concisely describes a different step of mastering public speaking. She also explores what an audience may look for during a presentation or speech.

I enjoyed reading this short guide. The content of the book was excellently formatted into sub-sections and chapters. The author emphasized certain points by using capital letters, italics, and typing particular words in bold. There was also a cartoon drawing on page 23. All of this made the book easy on the eyes. The steps were also easy for me to understand and follow along.

I have read many books on public speaking as it is a topic which I am always interested in. Unlike others which I have read, I really appreciated that this book spoke about the importance of interacting with an audience before and after a presentation. I think this is crucial to delivering an excellent speech because it would help a speaker to become familiar with his/her audience. This will definitely help the speaker to become more relatable and likable.

Another great feature of this book was that it encouraged speakers to let their personality show during their presentation. Reflecting on my own experience, I realized that in my past presentations, I always hesitated to let people see my personality because I thought it was unprofessional. This book reassured me that a speaker’s personality can help them connect with their audience more effectively.

The concise nature of this book was excellent. The author was able to trim unnecessary information, while still preserving the book’s vital points. The examples provided were also short, but helpful. Furthermore, the book did not have a lengthy introduction and conclusion. The brief, motivational thoughts of the author at the start and at the end of the book were adequate. I would describe this book as being action-oriented as it focused on what one must do in order to become an effective public speaker.

There is nothing which I disliked about this book. In my opinion, it was interesting, helpful, and well-written. It also seemed to be professionally edited because I only saw a couple of small errors which did not distract me from reading. Therefore, I am rating this book 4 out of 4 stars. 10 Steps to Becoming a Highly Effective Public Speaker will appeal to anyone who would like to improve their public speaking skills.

******
10 Steps to Becoming a Highly Effective Public Speaker
View: on Bookshelves

Like KristyKhem's review? Post a comment saying so!

User avatar
SamSim
Posts: 537
Joined: 02 Apr 2018, 10:51
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 23
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 197
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-samsim.html
Latest Review: A Bell For Jimmy by Theo Wadsworth
Reading Device: B00IKPYKWG

Post by SamSim » 13 Jul 2018, 06:28

I was doubtful of the effectiveness of this book because it's so short, but it sounds like it is surprisingly helpful. Now I want to check it out. Great review!
Samantha Simoneau

“But upon the stage of life, while conscience claps, let the world hiss! On the contrary if conscience disapproves, the loudest applauses of the world are of little value."
~John Adams :greetings-clapyellow:

User avatar
daydreaming reader
Posts: 253
Joined: 02 Jan 2016, 19:38
2018 Reading Goal: 24
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 79
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 25
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-daydreaming-reader.html
Latest Review: Elvis Blue by Lee Roberts

Post by daydreaming reader » 13 Jul 2018, 09:51

I like that it is concise, it allows one to easily re-reading the guide when preparing for presentations, in addition to preparing the actual information to be presented. Therefore, I can understand how the book is geared towards action, instead of simply offering information. Thanks for the great review.
"Without chaos, there can be no order"
- Heath D. Alberts
"You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star."
Friedrich Nietzsche

User avatar
Rosemary Khathibe
Posts: 455
Joined: 05 Jul 2017, 16:48
2018 Reading Goal: 55
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 45
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 64
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-rosemary-khathibe.html
Latest Review: The Next Door Raghu by Biju Vasudevan

Post by Rosemary Khathibe » 13 Jul 2018, 14:35

Thanks for the review. This is the kind of book I have been looking for as I struggle to speak in public because of my shyness. I'm looking forward to learning a lot from it.

User avatar
Cecilia_L
Posts: 1334
Joined: 08 Jun 2018, 22:16
Currently Reading: William and Tibby Forever
Bookshelf Size: 113
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-cecilia-l.html
Latest Review: Weavy Things by Barbara Ann Leonard

Post by Cecilia_L » 13 Jul 2018, 14:38

Unlike others which I have read, I really appreciated that this book spoke about the importance of interacting with an audience before and after a presentation. I think this is crucial to delivering an excellent speech because it would help a speaker to become familiar with his/her audience. This will definitely help the speaker to become more relatable and likable.
Yes, I agree! I've definitely found this to be true when I've been a member of the audience. It's natural to connect more because of the interaction. Thanks for the great review!

User avatar
crediblereading2
Posts: 995
Joined: 19 Jan 2018, 13:32
Currently Reading: Bitroux
Bookshelf Size: 32
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-crediblereading2.html
Latest Review: SSN Seadragon by J P Ronald

Post by crediblereading2 » 13 Jul 2018, 16:11

Books such as these are really inspirational and helpful. I will definitely read this in the future. Thank you for your insightful review.

Kate S
Posts: 19
Joined: 04 Jun 2018, 13:13
2018 Reading Goal: 20
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 15
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 3
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kate-s.html
Latest Review: Dragon Born by Ela Lourenco

Post by Kate S » 13 Jul 2018, 18:29

Public speaking can be so terrifying. It's great when professors have podiums you can hide behind. I've done my fair share of presentations and have helped other people make their presentations (PowerPoints) look more eye-catching. I'm curious to see what tips are in this book, and how much matches to what I've learned over the years through trial and error. And well, the part about interacting with the audience before and after is the most difficult part in my opinion. Imagine asking people a question as an opener and getting no responses. Does the book offer ways of negating awkward silences? I tend to skip over opening questions (or interacting with the audience) because I don't trust the audience to actually answer. Though this brings up the conundrum of: if I don't trust the audience, how can they feel connected to what I'm saying?

I'm glad the guide is only 25 pages, and doesn't have the author congratulating themselves for this self-help. I've written the title in my notebook to get back to eventually.

Thanks for the concise review! :tiphat:

User avatar
KristyKhem
Posts: 291
Joined: 20 Feb 2018, 13:22
2018 Reading Goal: 75
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 97
Favorite Book: Carmela
Currently Reading: At Zero
Bookshelf Size: 76
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kristykhem.html
Latest Review: Minley Manor by Ian C Mattison

Post by KristyKhem » 14 Jul 2018, 18:20

Kate S wrote:
13 Jul 2018, 18:29
Public speaking can be so terrifying. It's great when professors have podiums you can hide behind. I've done my fair share of presentations and have helped other people make their presentations (PowerPoints) look more eye-catching. I'm curious to see what tips are in this book, and how much matches to what I've learned over the years through trial and error. And well, the part about interacting with the audience before and after is the most difficult part in my opinion. Imagine asking people a question as an opener and getting no responses. Does the book offer ways of negating awkward silences? I tend to skip over opening questions (or interacting with the audience) because I don't trust the audience to actually answer. Though this brings up the conundrum of: if I don't trust the audience, how can they feel connected to what I'm saying?

I'm glad the guide is only 25 pages, and doesn't have the author congratulating themselves for this self-help. I've written the title in my notebook to get back to eventually.
Thanks for the concise review! :tiphat:
Hope this short guide doesn't disappoint, I'm sure it will offer some helpful pointers :) Depending on the situation, I might be too scared to interact with the audience before, but I think if it's a small audience, it will be better to just ask around how everyone's doing, maybe compliment a few people on their attire - that sort of thing might help to put you at ease. Most of these self-motivational books include the author's story and achievements, and I was glad this one just got to the point and didn't waste time with the self-congratulating.

User avatar
LaurenHaupt
Posts: 907
Joined: 28 Apr 2018, 20:19
2018 Reading Goal: 30
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 80
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 41
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-laurenhaupt.html
Latest Review: Heartaches 3 by H.M. Irwing

Post by LaurenHaupt » 14 Jul 2018, 21:51

Would of been nice to have read this book during high school or college. I hated getting in front of the class for presentations. Didn't help that I was shy anyways. I hope this book is useful to a lot of people. Great review!
:techie-studyingbrown:

User avatar
Anjhel12
Posts: 4
Joined: 09 Jun 2017, 09:37
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 8

Post by Anjhel12 » 17 Jul 2018, 13:24

This book is very helpful especially for those who have stage fright.

Post Reply

Return to “Non-Fiction Books”