Category: Media Training Tips

Book Review: Fearless Speaking

Good physicians wouldn’t diagnose you before running blood work or conducting a physical examination. If they did, you’d probably run out of their office, never to return.

But far too often, public speaking experts address the fear of public speaking in exactly the same manner. They offer tips and strategies intended to help you reduce your

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Book Review: “Sweating Bullets” By Dale Dixon

I’ll admit that I was a bit skeptical when I received a review copy of Sweating Bullets: A Story About Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking in the mail.

The book, by Dale Dixon, was attempting to do something I’ve never seen done in a book about public speaking before: offer advice in story form through

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Just Updated: Our List Of Books You Should Read

Looking for some great books to read?

I just updated our recommended reading list, which features the best public speaking, crisis communications, body language, and media training books I’ve ever read.

Since several websites are already pointing to the original article, I decided to keep the URL the same.

The updated post is here. Hope you enjoy it!

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Read These Books: Public Speaking, Media Training & Crisis

Note: This page is regularly updated with new books. 

I’ve read dozens of books that focus on media training, crisis management, body language, and public speaking. Many of them are quite good—but a select few have become favorites.

In this post, I list some of my all-time favorites. This isn’t a comprehensive list, as there are

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Book Review: Confessions Of A Public Speaker

I’ve been catching up on some long-overdue reading lately, and finally read a book that’s been sitting near the top of Amazon’s Public Speaking Bestsellers list since its 2009 release. 

It’s easy to see why Confessions Of A Public Speaker by Scott Berkun has gotten so much buzz. It’s the single funniest book about public speaking

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Bookmark This New Website: Retro Report

Many of this blog’s readers are news junkies. So in a slight departure from this blog’s usual content today, I’d like to suggest you bookmark a new website that debuted this week called “Retro Report.”

I really like the promise of this site, because it seeks to correct one of the biggest problems with today’s media.

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Book Review: What Every BODY Is Saying

You can’t turn on cable news these days without coming across some “body language expert.” 

No licensing agency verifies the claims of those self-professed experts, so it’s no surprise that many of them come across with the credibility of a roadside psychic. I regularly roll my eyes at cable news segments that feature these allegedly wise

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Book Review: Masters of Disaster

It’s difficult to write a “how to” book on crisis communications. Each crisis has its own set of unique challenges, and what works well in one case may cause a company’s demise in another.

But authors Christopher Lehane, Mark Fabiani, and Bill Guttentag—the first two former high-ranking White House officials and the third an Ocsar-winning filmmaker—do

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