The title of Speak and Grow Rich always made me think that there must be an easier way to make money selling words. With public speaking, you don’t even have to write them down, right?
I think I’m pretty funny in my head while I’m washing dishes; thinking compelling thoughts in a mental narrative that only the bubbles seem to appreciate.
But in my two or three small public-speaking experiences, I’ve proven that real live audiences are a lot more difficult to amuse than the dishes.
Still- poise in front of a crowd is an important skill and one day when my kids are grown and I’m making some sort of wedding toast or Thanksgiving announcement, I don’t want to sound like a jackass. So I’ve come across some free public-speaking resources that I’d like to share with you.
The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnegie I’ve come across others, too. I will share them here over the next few days, as I dig through my bookmarks.
Max Simon’s blog and the sales materials for his “sold out seminar secrets” were also helpful. Seriously- join his email list, it’s the best spam you’ll ever get 🙂 I wish that were an affiliate link, but it’s not.