• Public Speaking for Success

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (222 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Dale Carnegie, author of the legendary How to Win Friends and Influence People, began his career as the premier "life coach" of the 20th century by teaching the art of public speaking. Public speaking, as Carnegie saw it, is a vital skill that can be attained through basic and repeated steps. His classic volume on the subject appeared in 1926 and was revised twice - in shortened versions - in 1956 and 1962.

This 2006 revision - edited by a longtime consultant to Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc., and the editor in charge of updating How to Win Friends and Influence People - is the definitive one for our era. While up to date in its language and points of reference, Public Speaking for Success preserves the full range of ideas and methods that appeared in the original, including Carnegie's complete speech and diction exercises, which follow each chapter, as the author originally designated them.

This edition restores Carnegie's original appendix of the three complete self-help classics: Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell, As a Man Thinketh by James Allen, and A Message to Garcia by Elbert Hubbard. Carnegie included these essays in his original edition because, although they do not directly relate to public speaking, he felt they would be of great value to listeners. Here is the definitive update of the best-loved public-speaking book of all time.

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Needs another edit

The ideas described in this book are extremely useful, but some of them would gain even more if they were edited again in the recent years.

This book doesn't only teach one to hold him or herself correctly when speaking in front of a group, but also teaches many things like self-assurance, voice techniques, body movements, motivation for success.

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Came right on time.

What a great book, helped me a lot with my YouTube.
Thank you a lot, Dale!

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Dale is best

A great read whether a first time public speaker or a long time one. There is a little for everyone. One of those books to go back to every couple of years.

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this book is phenomenal

from teaching proper English grammar to building the confidence to speak in front of large groups of people.

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Great book.

Dale Carnegie does it again. a little long, but really good. the readings at the end of the book we're also well worth listening to.

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Absolutely fantastic!

The last chapter was the best! It wrapped an incredible book with a nice bow. This book will indeed teach you tactics related to becoming a better speaker- but it ends with gems associated with the necessary tools to be a good man or woman. Truly, the authentic speaker will go the furthest. So seek your truth, so that that you may command a crowd’s attention by speaking from what is near and dear to you. If what is near and dear is true, its foundation is based in servitude. A message worth hearing serves humanity. So you see, it all comes full circle if you pay attention.

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A BOOK EVERYONE SHOULD READ AND LISTEN

This book is by far one of the best books I have ever read and listen to. I recommend it to every person young or of mature age to read it and to listen to, it is encouraging, it is instructive, it is a teaching and a way to learn, practice and speak a better English. Something so needed in our society today. All schools should make it part of their teaching programs.
I do not get tired of listening to this book. It is a fantastic read.
Thomas Gutierrez.

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Love the appendix

It’s a great book about public speaking but enjoyed more the appendix. It has great tips about the importance of controlling ones thought and having a fulfilling life.

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interesting and practical!

This book provide the most practical philosophy of life and what rules are going in people's society. few ideas are might be heard before as that was a popular time of new age philosophy and how success conduct the manners of living society.

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This is a great book I recommend it. It has a ton of useful information.

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  • Cian Quinn
  • 09-21-21

longer than necessary

could probably have been 70% shorter but it was a good book all the same.

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  • Josephine Ford
  • 04-19-18

great

help me as I need this for my work so now should be better in speaking

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  • Nondas
  • 07-28-17

Life changing, chapter 21!

This Book was so much more than just for public speaking, it was an extension of how to make friends and influence people a fantastic read. Chapter 21 was by far one of the most profound chapters I've ever read and one I'll be referencing for many years to come.

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