Public Speaking Excellence: Seth Godin

The Dip Seth Godin, author of The Dip spoke in Santa Clara last night. He’s a masterful public speaker as well as an awesome entrepreneur and thought leader.

I can recommend dipping into his blog for his take on a range of ideas.

This brief extract from his talk captures the flavor of The Dip: recognizing the power of being the best in the world at what you do and resisting the temptation to quit before you get to be the best.

Click on the podcast to hear Seth speak.

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[...] 25th, 2007 Like everyone else there, I really enjoyed Seth Godin’s visit to Silicon Valley to discuss his new book “The Dip”.  Not only is he a fantastic speaker, his idea of [...]

I really liked Seth’s book The Dip. Research has shown that public speaking is the number one fear.

I liked your idea about recognizing the dip. I am reading The Long Tail right now as a matter of fact. Great book!
I am trying to become a public speaker myself. I have an extensive background in education/business both corporate and entrepreneurial. Plus, I come from an Hispanic Heritage which gives me a different perspective on the US Business environment. I am at the dip however. I am trying to get started and finding it very difficult as you say for I have researched on the internet and have seen the topics and videos of other presenter and realize I do have a message very different from anyone I have seen and heard.
I have been reading in economics for the last fifteen years. So, couple theory with experience and I have a broad-based understanding of the knowledge-based economy/information age and what the latest thinking and writing is on the subject.
I like your advice and will stick to it.

Seth has great public speaking skills, that were without a doubt practiced.

Want a safe place to practice and get feedback?

Toastmasters are extremely low-cost community clubs where people practice in a safe environment. It is completely free to attend meetings as a guest to see if it can be beneficial:

http://excaliburtm.blogspot.com/

I totally agree – Toastmasters is the best way to improve public speaking skills. And at a cost of only $35 for 6 months membership the price is right!



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