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Ken Davis

Prepare with focus, deliver with clarity, speak with power

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'Secrets of Dynamic Communication' by Ken Davis is a guidebook for public speaking that teaches the art of engaging and impactful communication. It provides practical tips and techniques to make speeches and presentations more compelling and memorable.

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    The secret to a powerful speech is focus.

    Have you ever heard a speech that gave you goosebumps? Did you wonder how the speaker managed to affect you so deeply? The secret to a powerful speech is simple: focus.

    Though it can be tempting to cram a speech with facts and statistics in order to convince your audience, that tactic will surely reduce the audience’s attention span.

    This finding is reflected in a study conducted by the author. Of the 2,000 people surveyed, 70 percent were unable to recall the key messages of presentations they had just viewed. Even more surprisingly, 50 percent of the speakers were themselves unable to explain the purpose and motivation behind their own speeches.

    In this way, it is clear that a speech that lacks focus will also lack impact. Instead, an effective presentation will first adhere to a specific goal, which is only then supplemented with information.

    But how do we choose this goal? Making such a decision seems tough, but often we are able to do so without even thinking. Having objectives is part of human nature. It drives our instinctive ability to acquire food, shelter and ultimately survive.

    Similarly, in writing a speech, our subconscious directs us to our objectives, even if we are not consciously aware of them. The trick is to become aware of this innate process. By taking a step back and reflecting on what it is we really want to communicate, we can harness the power of objectives and create a speech that leads directly to them.

    In order to produce a presentation that has focus, our approach to writing it should also reflect focus. Davis’s SCORRE-method will allow us to create successful speeches by breaking it down into: subject, central theme, objective, rationale, resources and evaluation.

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    What is Secrets of Dynamic Communication about?

    Secrets of Dynamic Communication explains how to prepare and present a speech effectively. Through the author’s own SCORRE-method, we are guided through the six key components of a successful speech: subject, central theme, objective, rationale, resources and evaluation.

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    Secrets of Dynamic Communication (2015) by Ken Davis is a valuable resource for anyone looking to enhance their communication skills. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • It provides practical techniques and strategies to help readers become more confident and effective communicators in any setting.
    • With real-life examples and relatable stories, the book demonstrates how to capture and hold an audience's attention, making it engaging and applicable.
    • Through its insightful tips and advice, the book makes the process of improving communication skills enjoyable, ensuring that readers won't find it boring.

    Best quote from Secrets of Dynamic Communication

    If you aim at nothing, you will hit nothing every time.

    —Ken Davis
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    Who should read Secrets of Dynamic Communication?

    • Students and teachers
    • Pastors, executives and coaches
    • Anyone who wants to master public speaking

    About the Author

    Ken Davis is an American author and speaker. In addition, he is an educator of communication skills and radio show host.

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