How to Become a World Class Speaker (Win a Free Book Giveaway!)


Another Free Book Giveaway?

You read that right! I am offering a free copy of Scott Berkun’s book “Confessions of a Public Speaker.” 

How Do You Win?

All you have to do is to two things:

1)    SHARE this post on Facebook LinkedIn or Tweet this post

2)    Leave a comment on bottom of the post. (Answer the Question below) 

Why Am I Doing This?

I started this blog over a  year ago in an effort to help you become salt and light of this world. 

My mission is to equip, empower, and transform you to be a world-changing kingdom-minded influencer by helping you:

1)     Live intentionally to fulfill your God-given calling in life

2)     Cultivate leadership to bring kingdom impact

3)     Grow to your maximum potential

4)     Emulate the life of Jesus Christ

Here’s My Most Popular Posts on my Blog:

  1.  Jim Collins’ Top Ten To-Dos for Young Leaders
  2.  5 Ways to Be An Exceptional Leader [Infographic]
  3.  The Eight Habits of Effective Google Managers
  4.  Why Every Leader should Self-Publish a Book
  5.  Interview with Valerie Myers: Conversations about Calling
  6.  The Love Imperative: The Best Way to Lead any Organization
  7.  Connect, Then Lead: How to be a Happy Warrior

My plan is to give away one book a month for the entire year.  Check out the books I gave out in August, July, June etc. 

All I am asking from you is to follow the instructions below.

This Month’s Book: Scott Berkun’s “Confessions of a Public Speaker” 

In this hilarious and highly practical book, author and professional speaker Scott Berkun reveals the techniques behind what great communicators do, and shows how anyone can learn to use them well. For managers and teachers — and anyone else who talks and expects someone to listen —Confessions of a Public Speaker provides an insider’s perspective on how to effectively present ideas to anyone. It’s a unique, entertaining, and instructional romp through the embarrassments and triumphs Scott has experienced over 15 years of speaking to crowds of all sizes.

With lively lessons and surprising confessions, you’ll get new insights into the art of persuasion — as well as teaching, learning, and performance — directly from a master of the trade.

Highlights include:

  • Berkun’s hard-won and simple philosophy, culled from years of lectures, teaching courses, and hours of appearances on NPR, MSNBC, and CNBC
  • Practical advice, including how to work a tough room, the science of not boring people, how to survive the attack of the butterflies, and what to do when things go wrong
  • The inside scoop on who earns $30,000 for a one-hour lecture and why
  • The worst — and funniest — disaster stories you’ve ever heard (plus countermoves you can use)

Filled with humorous and illuminating stories of thrilling performances and real-life disasters,Confessions of a Public Speaker is inspirational, devastatingly honest, and a blast to read.

Here’s a short clip from Scott Berkun sharing why you need to read this book, if you’re ever going to give a public speech! 



“For those that are contemplating public speaking, or want to improve their current aptitude, it is impossible that after reading the book, that they won’t be a better speaker. For those that simply want to know what goes into, and what makes a really good presentation, Confessions of a Public Speaker is also a worthwhile book to read.”
–Ben Rothke,

“I’ve seen Scott speak a few times before, and he knows his stuff. Add to this his sense of humor, plus the fact that pretty much everyone can stand to learn some new ideas about speaking, and this book is a MUST for your collection.”
–Chris Brogan,

“Loved it! This is a very informative and entertaining look at the important art of public speaking. Anyone who speaks for a living- including teachers – will greatly benefit from this book.”
–Garr Reynolds, Author of Presentation Zen

“Your next talk will be ten times better if you read this book first.”
–Gina Trapani, founding editor of

Enter the Giveaway

Follow the instructions below to enter the Confessions of a Public Speaker contest and then spread the word to others! The contest ends at midnight on Saturday, September 14th midnight (PST) and the winner will be announced on Sunday, September 15th.

All you have to do is to two things:

1)    SHARE this post on Facebook, LinkedIn or Tweet this post

2)    Leave a comment on bottom of the post. (Answer the Question below)

Question: Why do you want to become a better public speaker? 

BONUS: Check out my interview HERE with Ryan Avery – the youngest world champion of public speaking on how to become a world class public speaker. I highly recommend you check out his blog, How to be a Speaker

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UPDATE: Congratulations Mike Lyles for winning the book giveaway for September.