The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking by Dale Carnegie – [PDF Download]

Now streamlined and updated, the book that has literally put millions on the highway to greater accomplishment and success can show you how to have maximum impact as a speaker every day, and in every situation that demands winning others over to your point of view.

One of the blandest and tedious books ever read. It took me almost three years to finish this. After reading ‘How to win friends, I had a lot of expectations from this book but it disappointed me to the moon and back! It is not at all engaging.

However it has a few silver linings like Short talks, Impromptu speeches, Opening speeches, a few tried and tested rules, etc. But whenever the interest is developed it is soon lost by numerous unnecessary analogies.

The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking PDF

This book has 14 chapters of examples and insight into public speech. The author, who taught public speaking at seminars for 40 years, has learned a lot and communicates his ideas well in written form. I really envy those who had a chance to listen to his public speeches. That is the weakest part of this book, which the author admits.

It doesn’t matter how much you read about speaking, you have to go out and do it, or you can’t get better. “Imagine a hero with no name” who would remember him? Well, if you want to use an example with people, give them names, it makes it easier for your audience to relate to them.

This is this book’s strongest foundation, the colorful examples, and the author’s ability to relate to his readers through them. He quotes famous people like Lincoln and Julius Ceaser repeatedly. He also cites more ordinary people to show how real people have good insights into life.

Overall, the examples and the organization are interesting and add to its strength. “Quick” is a good book, a good “primer” for new speakers. I don’t think more experienced speakers will enjoy it as much, but there is enough here to please most people who want to improve their speaking skills, novice or expert.

Fundamentals of Effective Speaking :

1. Acquiring the Basic Skills

  • Take heart from the experience of others
  • Keep your goal before you
  • Predetermine your mind to success
  • Seize every opportunity to practice

2. Developing Confidence

  • Get the facts about fear of speaking in public
  • Prepare in the proper way
  • Predetermine your mind to success
  • Act confident

3. Speaking Effectively the Quick and Easy Way

  • Speaking about something you have earned the right to talk about through experience or study.
  • Be sure you are excited about your subject
  • Be eager to share your talk with your listeners.


4. Earning the Right to Talk

  • Limit your subjec
  • Develop reserve power
  • Fill your talk with illustrations and examples
  • Use concrete, familiar words that create pictures

5. Vitalizing the Talk

  • Choose subjects you are earnest about
  • Relive the Feelings you have about your topic
  • Act in earnest

6. Sharing the Talk with the Audience

  • Talk in terms of your listeners’ interests
  • Give honest, sincere appreciation
  • Identify yourself with the audience
  • Make your audience a partner in your talk
  • Play yourself down


7. Making the Short Talk to Get Action

  • Give your example, an incident from your life
  • State your point, what you want the audience to do
  • Give the reason or benefit the audience may expect

8. Making the Talk to Inform

  • Restrict your subject to fit the time at your disposal
  • Arrange your ideas in sequence
  • Enumerate your points as you make them
  • Compare the strange with the familiar
  • Use visual aids

9. Making the Talk to Convince

  • Win confidence by deserving it
  • Get a Yes-response
  • Speaking with contagious enthusiasm
  • Show respect and affection for your audience
  • Begin in a friendly way

10. Making Impromptu Talks

  • Practice impromptu speaking
  • Be mentally ready to speak impromptu
  • Get into an example immediately
  • Speak with animation and force
  • Use the principle of the Here and the Now
  • Don’t talk impromptu–Give an impromptu talk

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Author The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking
Book Title Dale Carnegie
Language English
Pages  225
Size 7.16 MB

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