Speaking Well: Essential Skills for Speakers, Leaders, and Preachers (Paperback)
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 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 The Walk, Simon Peter, Creed, Half Truths, The Call, The Journey, The Way, 24 Hours That Changed the World, John, Revival, Not a Silent Night, Enough, When Christians Get It Wrong, and Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White, all published by Abingdon Press. Learn more about Adam Hamilton at AdamHamilton.com.