"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey and J. Berg Esenwein is the masterpiece of communication, a classic book from a recognized master on the topic. A good read and foundational materal for anyone looking at public speaking as a career. If you have to do public speaking, this is a must have read it. IT IS Scholarly, but down to earth. A must for those interested in the essence of man and his interaction with self, God, and nature. Also full of exemples for the thrue life, a guide for an evening with the friends or a lunch for work. By reading this book you'll become a comfortable and confident public speaker, for affair and pleasure.
Dale Harbison Carnegie (1888–1955) was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Born into poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), a massive bestseller that remains popular today. One of the core ideas in his books is that it is possible to change other people's behavior by changing one's behavior toward them.