Speaking Well

Essential Skills for Speakers, Leaders, and Preachers

By Adam Hamilton Published
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A pocket guide for better public speaking.

The thought of speaking in public strikes fear in the hearts of many. But we are often called upon to speak, teach, preach, or make presentations in our work and personal lives. In Speaking Well, Adam Hamilton offers nineteen powerful tips and tactics that lead to excellent speaking in any setting.

“One of today’s masters instructs us in the art of public speaking. I wish I’d had this book twenty years ago!” —Cal Turner, retired CEO of Dollar General

“A great and fun book for all who speak in public . . .” —Jerre Stead, Chairman and CEO of IHS Inc.

“Adam teaches us how to use the gift of words effectively and in ways that elevate and inspire those who hear them. ” —Irvine O. Hockaday Jr., retired President and CEO of Hallmark Cards (1985–2001)

“This little book will improve your preparation, content, delivery, and impact.” —Patricia Farris, Senior Minister, First United Methodist Church, Santa Monica, CA

“Want to be a better speaker? Read this book! It will remind you of things you know but have forgotten and will give you new practices to follow.” —O. Wesley Allen Jr., Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

“An unbelievably helpful pocket resource . . .” —Frank Thomas, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, IN 

“If you want to become a better public speaker, take lessons from a master.” —Mike Bonem, speaker, consultant, and author of Leading from the Second Chair

 


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“Adam has written a great and fun book for all who do public speaking. As a CEO of public companies for more than thirty-five years I have given thousands of speeches, and I so wish I had this book long ago. It is full of great thoughts and important reminders.”

—Jerre Stead, Chairman and CEO, IHS Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Are you a public speaker? Want to be a better one? Read this book! Hamilton offers nineteen tips for good public speaking. Some will be reminders of things you know but have forgotten. Some will offer new practices to follow. All are beneficial.”

—O. Wesley Allen Jr., Lois Craddock Perkins Professor of Homiletics, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Facing your first sermon or your thousandth? Getting ready to address your alumni association, your department, or Rotary Club? This little book will improve your preparation, content, delivery, and impact. Hamilton shares practical approaches that are clear, common sense, and strategic and apply to all public speakers.”

—Patricia Farris, Senior Minister, First United Methodist Church, Santa Monica, CA

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Adam Hamilton

Adam Hamilton is senior pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, one of the fastest growing, most highly visible churches in the country. The Church Report named Hamilton's congregation the most influential mainline church in America, and he preached at the National Prayer Service as part of the presidential inauguration festivities in 2013. Hamilton is the best-selling and award-winning author of Why? Making Sense of God's Will, 24 Hours that Changed the World, The Journey, The Way, Enough, When Christians Get It Wrong and Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White, all published by Abingdon Press. Learn more about Hamilton at AdamHamilton.org.

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