Review of “Confessions of a public speaker”

I’m so happy to make a review of Confessions of a public speaker because it was an inspire book for me that gave me tons of tricks and confirmed feelings that I’ve when I make speech.

Scott Berkun, the author, is a young guy very passionate about his job, he had a great past working for big companies like Microsoft in IE team and not only.
He wrote great books like Making things happen or The Myths of Innovation, I read only the first one and it was very good.

In Confessions of a public speaker you can find everything that you need to grow your skills like speaker, in fact Scott describes own feelings during particular situation, he talks about how to manage crowd in a room and how to create a connection with people in your room and this is only the beginning…
With his informal writing he shares with us own experiences and a part of him, I think is the best way to teach how to grow like speaker but also like teacher.
He dedicates a chapter to explain different approaches between a teacher and a public speaker, I really appreciate a lots because I found similitudes trough Scott’s book and last course for trainers that I took part last year.
For a teacher and speaker like me this book is like a light in the hell that give me new motivations to do my job better and explain me how to prepare myself in a new way that could give me opportunity to make better speech and give to people more.

I suggest to everyone to have a copy of this book that you are a public speaker or an account of a company, it really help you to prepare better an important appointment and to create a connection with you audience.

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lucamezzalira

I’m the VP of Architecture at DAZN with more than 15 years of experience, a Google Developer Expert on Web Technologies and the London Javascript community Manager I had the chance to work on cutting-edge projects for mobile, desktop, web, TVs, set top boxes and embedded devices. I am currently managing DAZN, a sports video platform based on the cloud with millions of users that are watching live and on-demand contents. I'm the author of Front-End Reactive Architectures published by APress: https://goo.gl/ywAmsx I think the best way to use any programming language is mastering their models, that’s why I spent a lot of time studying and researching on topics like OOP, Functional and Reactive programming. In my spare time, I wrote for national and international technical magazines and editors, I'm also a technical reviewer for APress, Packt Publishing, Pragmatic Bookshelf and O'Reilly. I was speaker at: O'Reilly media webinars, O'Reilly Software Architecture (San Francisco & London), O'Reilly Fluent (San Jose), O'Reilly Oscon (London), Google Developers Summit (Krakow), Google DevFest (London), Frontend Devs Love (Amsterdam), Voxxed Days (Belgrad & Bristol), JeffConf (Milan), International Javascript Conference (Munich & London), JS Poland (Warsaw), Code Europe (Wroclaw), JSDay (Verona), CybercomDev (Łódź), Jazoon Conference (Bern), JDays (Göteborg), Codemotion (Milan), FullStack Conference (London), React London UG (London), Scrum Gathering (Prague), Agile Cymru (Cardiff), Scotch on the rocks (Edinburgh & London), 360Max (San Francisco), PyCon (Florence), Lean Kanban Conference (London), Adobe Creative Suite CS 5.5 - Launch event (Milan), Mobile World Congress (Barcelona)

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