Written Word Crash Course: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Speech Writing Guide to Craft Effective Presentations and Messages Even If You are a First-Time Speaker (Communication Skills 101) by Alixander Laffredo-Dietrich | Book Review

Do you have glossophobia (a fear of public speaking)? It's never-racking to present in front of a crowd. I could immediately recall the anxiety before the presentation: cold feet, heart beating faster and muscle-tightening in the chest and throat. That's one element we have to overcome when delivering a presentation. But how about capturing your audience's attention?

Written Word Crash Course by Alixander Laffredo-Dietrich | Book Review


Did you know?

It takes 15 seconds to grab your audience's attention. Yes, you read that right! 15 seconds to prove to your audience what you have to say will profit them. How can we get them to listen all the way then without losing interest?


"To deliver speeches and presentations 
that will resonate in the memories of your audience 
is as simple as a bit of preparation work."
~ Alixander Laffredo-Dietrich


Really? That simple? As you may have guessed by now Written Word Crash Course: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Speech Writing Guide to Craft Effective Presentations and Messages Even If You are a First-Time Speaker (Communication Skills 101) by Alixander Laffredo-Dietrich is a book about the preparation process. It's about crafting good speeches that stick. Let's find out more.


5 Gleanings from the Book

Here are my top 5 favorite gleanings from the book.

  • The foundation of a great presentation starts first and foremost with being able to articulate ideas on paper.
  • When you write to nobody, nobody has a reason to care. Having an avatar allows you to talk to somebody.
  • Beware of preaching to your audience. A strong signal that this may be happening is the frequent use of the word “should”.
  • Engage the audience by asking them questions, be it rhetorical or simple polls.
  • A great way to show your understanding of a topic is to be able to explain it in three sentences or less. Doing so will allow everybody in your audience to understand even the toughest topics you throw at them. This is a great way to start or wrap up a complicated section in your speech.

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Book Review

The book takes about 2 hours of reading time to finish. It's an easy read. I've chock-full of great tips and advice on how to craft your speech from overcoming writer's block, determining your avatar (eye-opening part), engaging with your audience (another favorite part), defining your mission, outline, timing and more. I won't be giving out everything, you'll have to dig them yourself here.

RATING 5/5

Overall, this is a great reference book for crafting a good speech that resonates with your audience. I'm highly recommending this, especially for first-time speakers.


"Think twice before you speak, 
because your words and influence 
will plant the seed of either success or failure 
in the mind of another."
~ Napoleon Hill


I hope this book review of Written Word Crash Course: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Speech Writing Guide to Craft Effective Presentations and Messages Even If You are a First-Time Speaker (Communication Skills 101) by Alixander Laffredo-Dietrich is helpful. You have an awesome day then! See you in my next book review. ;)