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
“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
“In this book Adam has given us a great gift. I just wish I had this book forty years ago. It will go on my recommended list for new pastors. Seminaries should put it in the hands of all graduates.”
—J. Clif Christopher, CFRE, President of Horizons Stewardship
“Of all public speaking challenges, none has been so daunting to me as delivering a sermon from the pulpit. Now, one of today’s masters of the pulpit art instructs us (laity take note!) in the art of public speaking. Thank you, Adam. I wish I had had this book twenty years ago!”
—Cal Turner, retired CEO, Dollar General
“Sooner or later nearly everyone speaks publicly and wants to speak well. This book is a pocket resource of easy-to-remember time tested skills for effective speaking. Students, working preachers, leaders in church, community, academia, and business will find this an unbelievably helpful tool.”
—Frank Thomas, Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics and Director of the Academy of Preaching and Celebration, Christian Theological Seminary
“The power of words carries with it the weight of responsibility. No one understands this better than Adam Hamilton. In this book, Adam teaches us how to use the gift of words effectively and in ways that elevate and inspire those that hear them. In doing so, we can re-establish civility in a discordant age.”
—Irvine O. Hockaday Jr., retired President and CEO, Hallmark Cards (1985-2001)