An irreverent, colourful guide to becoming more interesting and successful by gaining self-knowledge and building your confidence and charisma In addition to having scads of acting and writing credits between them, actor David Gillespie and writer Mark Warren are co-founders of a unique organization. Called The Speechworks, it is a group of performance-based professionals who draw upon their professional expertise to teach clients—including businesspeople, sports stars, politicians, actors, writers and celebrities—the skills they need to communicate more effectively, to impress others with charisma and find greater success at work and in life. In this wildly funny, irreverent and practical guide they share their proprietary formula for achieving a heightened and sustained level of interestingness. Practical tips for achieving everyday interestingness, along with personality tests to aid self-knowledge Tons of fascinating quotes, outrageous humour and vibrant visual material—including mindmaps and infographics Everything you need to increase your personal appeal, engage more effectively with those around you and lead a more enjoyable and fulfilling life The Speechworks clients include Fortune 500 & FTSE 100 companies, professional bodies, start-ups and SMEs, charities, politicians and sports personalities
“To acquire knowledge one must study: but to acquire wisdom one must observe.” Marilyn vos Savant Columnist who was given the Guinness World Record for Highest IQ (Women) in 1985 with an IQ score of 190.
To come across as genuinely interested, a sociallyappropriate level of eye contact and a style and level oflistening that is about attempting to understand the otherperson, rather than interjecting with a clever questionor even an anecdote of your own on the topic, are thekey foundation