BOOK REVIEW: Write to Speak by Mike Acker

BOOK REVIEW: Write to Speak
by Mike Acker


ABOUT THE BOOK (from Amazon):

This small book shows you HOW TO WRITE A SPEECH, how to craft a talk, or HOW TO PREPARE A PRESENTATION.

Write to Speak is a simple guide to creating content to connect with your audience.

You will learn a repeatable system that has been proven to work for novice and experienced speakers. This book will help you.

Can you relate to one of these questions or something similar?

  • “What am I going to say?” 
  • “I have so much to say that I don’t know what to say.” 
  • “I’ve been asked to speak but don’t know how to get ready.” 
  • “How do I write a speech!?”

One thing is sure, you have some type of speech coming up!

This could be a talk, a presentation, a sermon, a podcast, an interview, an update, a toast, or one of the many other forms of upfront communication. As your speech approaches your uncertainty encroaches on your peace of mind. You find yourself worrying “HOW DO I WRITE A SPEECH?” 

OR, you speak often and you need a system to speed up your writing. You give quarterly reports, you lead meetings, you regularly provide updates, you speak at a faith-based organization or a non-profit, or you are regularly invited to present on your expertise. You find yourself asking “IS THERE A BETTER WAY TO DO THIS?”

Whether you are trying to improve your current process or are trying to find remedial help, this book will take from start to finish crafting your speech. You will learn:

  • How to have confidence before even beginning.
  • How to pick an idea.
  • How to come up with content.
  • How to organize around points.
  • How to write an intriguing introduction.
  • How to write a compelling conclusion.
  • How to make it better.
  • How to have a method that you can do over and over.

This booklet complements my Public Speaking School and other books in this expanding series on speech. Though this book is not meant to be exhaustive, it is thoroughly instructive.

Receive this instruction while ready to write out your own ideas and plans. Use this to create content that connects and compels. As you work through this book, you will go from a blank page to being ready to speak on stage.


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Write to Speak was incredibly helpful to me as I was preparing a presentation I gave earlier this month. It’s super short—straight and to the point. The author walks you through how to prepare your speech or presentation from start to finish.

I used this method as I was working on my presentation and I will refer back to this book any time I ned to prepare a presentation in the future.

If you do any type of speaking, this book is a handy resource!

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One thought on “BOOK REVIEW: Write to Speak by Mike Acker

  1. Thanks for this review. Sometimes it’s difficult to tell which self-help books are effective and which ones are basically fluff. There are a lot of gems out there. It’s just not always easy to get to them. Reading your review gives me confidence that this one is a gem.

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