Quick&Easy Way to Effective Speaking



by Dale Carnegie

Summary by Luke Setzer

  1. Fundamentals of Effective Speaking
    1. Acquiring the Basic Skills
      1. Take Heart from the Experience of Others
      2. Keep Your Goal before You
      3. Predetermine Your Mind to Success
      4. Seize Every Opportunity to Practice
    2. Developing Confidence
      1. Get the Facts about Fear of Speaking in Public
      2. Prepare in the Proper Way
      3. Predetermine Your Mind to Success
      4. Act Confident
    3. Speaking Effectively the Quick and Easy Way
      1. Speak about Something You Have Earned the Right To Talk about through Experience or Study
      2. Be Sure You Are Excited about Your Subject
      3. Be Eager To Share Your Talk with Your Listeners
  2. Speech, Speaker, and Audience
    1. Earning the Right To Talk
      1. Limit Your Subject
      2. Develop Reserve Power
      3. Fill Your Talk with Illustrations and Examples
      4. Use Concrete, Familiar Words That Create Pictures
    2. Vitalizing the Talk
      1. Choose Subjects You Are Earnest About
      2. Relive the Feelings You Have about Your Topic
      3. Act in Earnest
    3. Sharing the Talk with the Audience
      1. Talk in Terms of Your Listeners' Interests
      2. Give Honest, Sincere Appreciation
      3. Identify Yourself with the Audience
      4. Make Your Audience a Partner in Your Talk
      5. Play Yourself Down
  3. The Purpose of Prepared and Impromptu Talks
    1. Making the Short Talk To Get Action
      1. Give Your Example, an Incident from Your Life
      2. State Your Point, What You Want the Audience To Do
      3. Give the Reason or Benefit the Audience May Expect
    2. Making the Talk To Inform
      1. Restrict Your Subject To Fit the Time at Your Disposal
      2. Arrange Your Ideas in Sequence
      3. Enumerate Your Points as You Make Them
      4. Compare the Strange with the Familiar
      5. Use Visual Aids
    3. Making the Talk To Convince
      1. Win Confidence by Deserving It
      2. Get a Yes-Response
      3. Speak with Contagious Enthusiasm
      4. Show Respect and Affection for Your Audience
      5. Begin in a Friendly Way
    4. Making Impromptu Talks
      1. Practice Impromptu Speaking
      2. Be Mentally Ready To Speak Impromptu
      3. Get into an Example Immediately
      4. Speak with Animation and Force
      5. Use the Principle of the Here and Now
      6. Don't Talk Impromptu -- Give an Impromptu Talk
  4. The Art of Communicating
    1. Delivering the Talk
      1. Crash through Your Shell of Self-Consciousness
      2. Don't Try To Imitate Others -- Be Yourself
      3. Converse with Your Audience
      4. Put Your Heart into Your Speaking
      5. Practice Making Your Voice Strong and Flexible
  5. The Challenge of Effective Speaking
    1. Introducing Speakers, Presenting and Accepting Awards
      1. Thoroughly Prepare What You Are Going To Say
      2. Follow the T-I-S Formula -- Topic-Importance-Speaker
      3. Be Enthusiastic
      4. Be Warmly Sincere
      5. Thoroughly Prepare the Talk of Presentation
      6. Express Your Sincere Feelings in the Talk of Acceptance
    2. Organizing the Longer Talk
      1. Get Attention Immediately
      2. Avoid Getting Unfavorable Attention
      3. Support Your Main Ideas
      4. Appeal for Action
    3. Applying What You Have Learned
      1. Use Specific Detail in Everyday Conversation
      2. Use Effective Speaking Techniques in Your Job
      3. Seek Opportunities To Speak in Public
      4. You Must Persist
      5. Keep the Certainty of Reward before You


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