How to Speak So People Listen

Grab Their Attention & Get Your Message Heard

By: Mike Clayton
January 2014
Pearson Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9780273786375
234 Pages
$33.50 Paper Original


In a busy world of noise, how do you get your message across?

Everyone knows how vital good communication is in any business. But what’s the point if no-one’s listening to you?

How to Speak so People Listen shows you how to make sure that what you’re saying is being listened to and making a difference. Using proven techniques from the world’s most successful communicators, debaters and conversationalists, you’ll discover how to:

• Always be heard by speaking in a compelling, persuasive and powerful way

• Seize attention, make an impact and leave a memorable first impression

• Think fast and quickly adapt your message to suit your audience

• Stand out at meetings, conferences, networking events and chance encounters

• Be confident at public speaking – someone people really want to listen to

Effective tools, strategies, tips and tricks will make sure you’re able to command attention and know that, whenever you speak, people will want to hear what you have to say.


About the author


Part 1 The way we speak

Chapter 1 Thinking about speaking

Chapter 2 Getting started

Part 2 The four steps

Chapter 3 Get something to say

Chapter 4 Get attention

Chapter 5 Get your message across

Chapter 6 Get results

Part 3 The four situations

Chapter 7 Focus on conversations

Chapter 8 Focus on complicated conversations

Chapter 9 Focus on meetings

Chapter 10 Focus on public speaking

Part 4 Final insights

Chapter 11 The 25 core concepts of How to Speak so People Listen

Closing words

Who else needs to speak so people listen?

Mike can speak so your audience listens

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