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Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln

21 Powerful Secrets of History's Greatest Speakers
Written by: James C. Humes
Narrated by: Norman Dietz
Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
Categories: Business & Money, Careers
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Ever wish you could captivate your boardroom with the opening line of your presentation, like Winston Churchill in his most memorable speeches? Or want to command attention by looming larger than life before your audience, much like Abraham Lincoln when, standing erect and wearing a top hat, he towered over seven feet? Now, you can master presentation skills, wow your audience, and shoot up the corporate ladder by unlocking the secrets of history's greatest speakers.

Author, historian, and world-renowned speaker James C. Humes - who wrote speeches for five American presidents - explains how great leaders through the ages used simple yet incredibly effective tricks to speak, persuade, and win throngs of fans and followers.

In this book, you'll discover how Napoleon Bonaparte mastered the use of the pregnant pause to grab attention, how Lady Margaret Thatcher punctuated her most serious speeches with the use of subtle props, how Ronald Reagan could win even the most hostile crowd with carefully timed wit, and much, much more. Whether you're addressing a small nation or a large staff meeting, you'll want to master the tips and tricks in Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln.

©2002 James C. Humes (P)2011 Tantor

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"I love this book. I've followed Humes's lessons for years, and he combines them all into one compact, hard-hitting resource. Get this book on your desk now." (Chris Matthews)

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Very useful

Loved it! Very useful. Interesting. Invigorating. Easy to understand and remember. Highly recommended. Great characters.

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Be a communicator

must listen to understand the game of words and master with time. Churchill was really communicator of century

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  • 08-06-19

highly recommend

A very useful book for anyone who wants to know how to communicate and persuade effectively.

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  • Raymond
  • 06-09-17

Great book for communicators

Great lessons from timeline communication greats. Let me understand more on how the greats communicate