This is a book summary of Public Speaking and Influencing Men In Business
which Dorothy Carnegie (wife) Publish in 1962. She mentions in the introduction of this book, that this book is based upon her husband’s (Dale) own notes and ideas. The title of this book is chosen by Dale himself before his work interrupted by death. Through this book, Dale shows us how to convince or lead to action, how to be comfortable speaking, how to excite crowds, etc. You can easily read this book in one go due to the book only have 189 pages and 5 parts with several chapters in each.

People tend to imagine that eloquence is a gift, whether one is or isn’t a good speaker. The reality is, we are not born competent, we become so. And Dale Carnegie completely removes our inhabitations with the art of Public Speaking. By reading this book, you’re realizing that knowing how to speak in public, and making it a success is feasible and accessible to all.

Why Public Speaking and what benefit of knowing the skills?
-It helps you overcome your fear, Your self-confidence grows
-You develop more charisma
-Your voice is relaxed, and you have a better tone during your normal conversation.
-It help develop your general communication skills
-It’s easier for you to build an image
-It gives a big boost to your career
-You inspire others to build their dream
-You become aware of the importance of marketing yourself
The basic philosophy of effective speaking is more than “saying a few words” to an audience: it is a revealing expression of human personality.-Dale Carnegie.

Part One: Fundamentals of Effective Speaking
1. Acquiring the Basic Skills
* Take heart from the experience of others
* Keep your goal before you
* Predetermine your mind to success
* Seize every opportunity to practice

2. Developing Confidence
* Get the facts about fear of speaking in public
* Prepare in the proper way
* Predetermine your mind to success
* Act confident

3. Speaking Effectively the Quick and Easy Way
* Speaking about something you have earned the right to talk about through experience or study
* Be sure you are excited about your subject
* Be eager to share your talk with your listeners

Part Two: Speech, Speaker, and Audience
4. Earning the Right to Talk
* Limit your subject
* Develop reserve power
* Fill your talk with illustrations and examples
* Use concrete, familiar words that create pictures

5. Vitalizing the Talk
* Choose subjects you are earnest about
* Relive the Feelings you have about your topic
* Act in earnest

6. Sharing the Talk with the Audience
* Talk in terms of your listeners' interests
* Give honest, sincere appreciation
* Identify yourself with the audience
* Make your audience a partner in your talk
* Play yourself down

Part Three: The Purpose of Prepared and Impromptu Talks
7. Making the Short Talk to Get Action
* Give your example, an incident from your life
* State your point, what you want the audience to do
* Give the reason or benefit the audience may expect

8. Making the Talk to Inform
* Restrict your subject to fit the time at your disposal
* Arrange your ideas in sequence
* Enumerate your points as you make them
* Compare the strange with the familiar
* Use visual aids

9. Making the Talk to Convince
* Win confidence by deserving it
* Get a "Yes" response
* Speak with contagious enthusiasm
* Show respect and affection for your audience
* Begin in a friendly way

10. Making Impromptu Talks
* Practice impromptu speaking
* Be mentally ready to speak impromptu
* Get into an example immediately
* Speak with animation and force
* Use the principle of the Here and the Now
* Don't talk impromptu--Give an impromptu talk

Part Four: The Art of Communicating
11. Delivering the Talk
* Crash through your shell of self-consciousness
* Don't try to imitate others-Be yourself
* Converse with your audience
* Put your heart into your speaking
* Practice making your voice strong and flexible

Part Five: The Challenge of Effective Speaking
12. Introducing Speakers, Presenting and Accepting Awards
* Thoroughly prepare what you are going to say
* Follow the T-I-S Formula
* Be enthusiastic
* Thoroughly prepare the talk of presentation
* Express your sincere feelings in the talk of acceptance

13. Organizing the Longer Talk
* Get attention immediately
* Avoid getting unfavorable attention
* Support your main ideas
* Appeal for action

14. Applying What You Have Learned
* Use specific detail in everyday conversation
* Use effective speaking techniques in your job
* Seek Opportunities to speak in public
* You must persist
* Keep the certainty of reward before you