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Dale Carnegie

The Art of Public Speaking

The efficiency of a book is like that of a man, in one important respect: its attitude toward its subject is the first source of its power. A book may be full of good ideas well expressed, but if its writer views his subject from the wrong angle even his excellent advice may prove to be ineffective.

This book stands or falls by its authors' attitude toward its subject. If the best way to teach oneself or others to speak effectively in public is to fill the mind with rules, and to set up fixed standards for the interpretation of thought, the utterance of language, the making of gestures, and all the rest, then this book will be limited in value to such stray ideas throughout its pages as may prove helpful to the reader—as an effort to enforce a group of principles it must be reckoned a failure, because it is then untrue.
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  • Mubarak Khalifashared an impression7 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    Have something to say - rule over his thought - first speak - experience
    Horse near traffic
    Horse nose
    immerse in subject

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  • mideogungbemishared an impression6 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths

    Fantastic. A lot of technical stuff but a lot of great hidden messages with intense depth


  • zhenlajhas quoted7 years ago
    Know your subject better than your hearers know it, and you have nothing to fear.
  • Asmae El Mahjoubhas quoted5 years ago
    My words fly up, my thoughts remain below:
    Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
  • Salwah Alyhas quoted3 years ago
    Success or failure in business is caused more by mental attitude even than by mental capacity."

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