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Summary

President Ronald Reagan taught James Rosebush to be an impactful speaker. Now he's going to teach you.

Public speaking isn't easy. Just ask anyone who's ever blown a sales pitch, failed a class, or fumbled their way through a presentation because they froze up or couldn't find the right words. No wonder more than 75 percent of people in the United States suffer from Glossophobia, the fear of speaking in front of crowds. 

Luckily, public speaking isn't some innate ability. It's a skill. And given the right amount of time, energy, and perseverance, anyone can learn how it's done. 

In Winning Your Audience, James Rosebush draws on several decades of experience working with presidents, politicians, and business leaders to write his own manual for delivering a message with confidence. He looks back on the lessons he learned travelling the world with President Ronald Reagan, whom he served under for five years in the White House, and lays out the keys to "the Reagan speech template": Question, Inform, Inspire, Ask. 

Rosebush also studies some of the great political orators of our time. Vital lessons from the likes of Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and President Donald Trump are distilled down to a few simple rules.

Among them are:  

  • Be authentic
  • Know yourself
  • Practice and rehearse...and then do it again 
  • Don't care what your mother thinks of you 

No matter what kind of speeches, toasts, or presentations you have to give, this book can help. Use it like a textbook. Write in the margins. Tear out pages. Winning Your Audience can make even the most timid speakers among us into a genuine leaders. Listen to it now and learn how to win your audience.

©2020 James Rosebush (P)2020 Center Street

Critic reviews

"This book fills an important space in the Reagan literature. It gives readers an exciting understanding of the pace and texture of life in that dynamic President's White House." (George F. Will, Syndicated Columnist)

"This up-close, personal account by a real White House insider gives us the best insight yet into who Ronald Reagan really was and what made him tick." (Bob Schieffer, CBS News)

"This book leaves no doubt that Ronald Reagan was the most consequential President of the second half of the twentieth century. He was my model as Mayor of New York. The book should be required reading for all presidential candidates and voters. (Rudolph W. Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City, and Associate Attorney General and US Attorney appointed by President Ronald Reagan)

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  • 11-05-20

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I want to thank James for being a blessing in my life. He will make an impact that outlives him for sure.

Reading this book won’t hurt. I promise. Invest in your ability to communicate—politics aside.

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