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Paperback I Can See You Naked Book

ISBN: 0836280008

ISBN13: 9780836280005

I Can See You Naked

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A complete guide to public speaking describes the qualities of a good presenter and discusses openings, nervousness, boredom, audiences, and question handling. This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Doesn't talk much about nakedness or nudity

The title of this book is funny. Ron Hoff actually only mentions it in the first three pages of the book, where he says that he actually tried picturing the audiences naked three times, and it was so distracting to him that he had to stop. The rest of the book goes from subject to subject on public speaking. I can tell that Ron is an excellent public speaker just through reading this book. He speaks from years of experience, and it works well. He's also an excellent book writer. I really like how this book covered all of the topics that you can think of on public speaking. Each chapter usually has a list of things to think about or things to work on. It was written in the 80's, so some of the references are dated, but it's really interesting how all of it really applies to today. And, this book is salted with just the right amount of illustrations. I learned so much about public speaking by reading this book. I've read four books on public speaking, and this one is by far the best. I would recommend it to everyone. I did get some funny looks when I was reading the book in public places, probably becasue "Naked" is emblazoned on the cover, and there are illustrations of a lot of naked people on the cover. But the knowledge I got was well worth any funny looks.

the almost perfect public speaking textbook

College bookstores do a brisk "buy back" business at the end of each term. Since I started using "Naked" in my basic public speaking classes, the bookstore has to regularly order new editions because so many students want to keep this book! Hoff captures vividly the sense of public speaking as a MUTUAL RELATIONSHIP, not a one-way autocracy. His coverage of communication apprehension/speech fright is excellent as is his coverage of first impressions, delivery, and audience analysis (which includes language use and setting analysis). His coverage of organization is less developed, but it is a treat to see his use of classical Roman rhetoric in establishing a basic organizational pattern (although he is incorrect in claiming that Cicero wrote the first manual of oratory---that credit goes to the earlier Greeks, Corax and Tisias). This book moves basic public speaking out of an artificial classroom setting to the larger world in which students will spend their professional and personal lives. Hoff's enthusiasm and experience go a long way to convincing readers that they too can achieve "the perfect moment" in connecting with an audience. Bravo!

Trainer's Bible

I've been training trainers for five years and I consider this book my bible. It's the best investment I've ever made. I had fun reading it and was able to apply what I learned immediately in my training. Ron Hoff addresses just about everything one should know before speaking in front of a group and he does it with humor and heart. He is my training hero! I try to re-read it every few months for fresh inspiration and motivation.

A great, funny book easily makes your presentations smooth

This easy-to-read book helps you to calm your nerves about presenting your work in public. It is written with great good humor and style. The author has clearly "been there" and knows how to give terrific tips on how you can be the best speaker/presenter possible.If you are going to get one book on how to prepare and present the best speech or presentation, this is the one.

Great book for bringing your presentations to life.

I selected this book as the primary text for a train the trainer program I facilitate in my organization because it's got great tips, and because it's easy to read, understand, and apply. I would recommend it to other trainers who want to capture and keep the attention of of people they train.
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