Insights and lessons from the greatest speeches ever delivered
by Simon Maier & Jeremy Kourdi
The 100 cuts through the technology and goes back to oratorical basics by analysing 100 great speeches and pointing out what we can learn from their scripts and delivery to help us get our message across in a persuasive manner.
The speeches range from the famous (The Gettysburg Address) to the obscure (Conan O'Brien to Harvard's Class of 2000, anyone?), and the orators from Mandela to Hitler, but all offer valuable lessons in public speaking.
The authors' aim is to put the speech back on an agenda where soundbites have become the norm. The 100 isn't going to turn you into Barack Obama, but it is a great book to dip into and pick up tips for engaging your audience.