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by Peter George


Foreword by Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI


Most public speaking books offer a few tips to improve your speaking skills but fail to provide a comprehensive understanding of the topic. In The Captivating Public Speaker, Peter George uses his proven AMP’D Framework and other dynamic public speaking strategies and techniques to help you perfect your craft. By implementing these audience-centric methods, you will confidently and consistently create and deliver compelling presentations that benefit your audiences.


Featuring the AMP’D Framework

The AMP’D Framework is an easy-to-follow system based on the magical blend of art and science that produces engaging talks and captivating speakers. It methodically takes you through each step: researching your Audience, determining your Message, crafting your Presentation, and honing your Delivery. It also explains how to incorporate other communication techniques into your presentations so they resonate long after your closing statements. These include storytelling, vocal variety, body language, rehearsing, elements of speech, slide presentations, and more.


Discover  how to:

  • Create compelling presentations that resonate with your audiences.
  • Engage your audiences before you begin to speak.
  • Deliver your presentations with confidence and professionalism.
  • Develop powerful yet easy-to-implement public speaking skills.
  • Use vocal variety and body language to enhance your words.
  • Tell stories that grab your audience’s attention and illuminate your points.
  • Build slide decks that effectively supplement your talks.
  • Transform your nervous tension into positive energy.
  • Be calm, confident, and credible® every time you speak.


If you are ready to advance from being a speaker who merely informs your audiences to one who transforms them, then The Captivating Public Speaker is the public speaking book for you.

Speakers and authors are raving about The Captivating Speaker


The Captivating Public Speaker is a love letter to creating significant impact and authentic influence from the platform. Author Peter George captures the power of quality communication and effective public speaking in a fun and unique way that made this book readable, dynamic, and also prescriptive.”

 – Clint PulverEmmy Award-Winning Keynote Speaker


As a full-time professional speaker, I know firsthand what it takes – on and off the stage – to share your message with the world. And it ain’t easy! It takes immeasurable preparation and immense dedication to the craft. But my goodness, is it worth it! The Captivating Public Speaker does a brilliant job dissecting everything you need to consistently deliver a compelling message and share your passion/expertise with the world! If you’re looking to increase your impact through spoken word, this book is a must-read!”

Alan Stein, Jr.Keynote Speaker and Author of Raise Your Game & Sustain Your Game


Many public speaking books focus on the skills needed for a good delivery. Peter chose to focus on something far more important – the audience. It’s wonderful to see the audience come first in this practical and step-by-step approach to becoming a captivating public speaker.”

Chris FenningAuthor of the best-selling communications skills book, The First Minute


There is no better form of marketing or communicating a message than a great speech. Peter George has made it easy to follow the formula to “captivating.” A must-read!”

Jane Atkinson, Bestselling Author, The Wealthy Speaker 2.0


Public speaking can be a frightening, nauseating, harrowing, anxiety-producing, and daunting experience… yet it’s the most effective way to connect who and what you are with many people at once. It’s an opportunity to share yourself and what you know with others; to form a bond and a human connection that lasts long after your applause dies down. Once you have a plan on how to address an audience and a little experience, you may find public speaking is addicting. Peter George’s book, The Captivating Public Speaker, offers you the game plan you need to not only stand in front of a crowd but engage them with confidence and leave them wanting more.”

Jeff Belanger, Emmy-nominated host of New England Legends on PBS, and author of The Call of Kilimanjaro: Finding Hope Above the Clouds


Would you like to accelerate your public speaking skills while simultaneously laying a solid foundation so that every one of your future speeches connects with and persuades your audience? If so, you can do no better than investing in Peter George’s new book The Captivating Public Speaker: Engage, Impact, and Inspire Your Audience Every Time.

I’m a professional speaker and speaking skills trainer. I own over 150 books on the topic, most of which offer a few useful tips, but fall short of providing an in-depth understanding of the topic. Peter’s book is the rare exception that offers insights into every aspect of transforming yourself into a captivating communicator. From understanding why public speaking is a vital business skill to developing and creating a positive speaking mindset to crafting a meaningful message and delivering in your authentic voice, this book provides each step of the process you need.

Use the book as your template for captivating speaking, and you will become a skilled speaker people want to hear, whether you’re in-person or online.

The Captivating Public Speaker: Engage, Impact, and Inspire Your Audience Every Time now has a prominent position in my speaking library. I consider it a valuable tool to improve my and my clients’ speeches.”

Michael DavisAuthor of THE Book On Storytelling and Stop Telling Just ANY Story


“As a professional speaker and presenter for nearly four decades, I am always looking to up my game and improve my craft. What Peter has assembled within the pages of The Captivating Public Speaker is perfect for both beginner and veteran speakers to powerfully engage and entertain their audience. From the art of storytelling to the wonderful collection of quotes, this book is an incredible resource full of practical and easy-to-implement advice.”

Tyler Foley, Author of The Power to Speak Naked


“As an introvert, I know how daunting public speaking can be. This wonderful book guides you step-by-step through the entire process, from creating and delivering presentations to following up with event hosts and attendees. Packed with techniques that are easy to understand and implement, The Captivating Public Speaker will help you achieve the results you’ve been striving for.”

Matthew Pollard, Certified Speaking Professional and bestselling author of The Introvert’s Edge


“For anyone who has to stand up in public and give a business presentation, a speech, toast, congratulations, or words of tribute, you’ll want to read The Captivating Public Speaker. Peter George provides a solid guideline, practical tips, and sound advice to make you sound credible, prepared, engaging, interesting, and compelling!”

Susan RoAne, Keynote speaker and bestselling author of How To Work a Room and The Secrets of SAVVY Networking et al. who teaches people how to mix, meet, mingle, and connect.


“I’ve given over 200 paid keynotes over the past six years. I wish I had The Captivating Public Speaker when I was starting. What am I saying? I learned so much reading it now!”

John Rossman, Managing Partner, Rossman Partners & author of The Amazon Way and Think Like Amazon


“Whether your goals include public speaking as a profession or if you’re interested in being more effective in business meetings, family celebrations, community or church settings, The Captivating Public Speaker is “the book” to read and fully digest. It’s clearly written by a speaker who has “been there and done that.” He’s admittedly not a natural and has personally learned and progressed consciously through the steps from beginner to pro. Highly recommend it!”

Robert White, Bestselling author of “Living an Extraordinary Life” and founder of both Lifespring and ARC International with 1.3 million seminar graduates


“As a business owner, I am commonly called upon to speak at conferences. I have intentionally (and continuously) educated myself to become a better public speaker. I can confidently say that the single most helpful speaking resource I’ve ever encountered is Peter George’s book, The Captivating Public Speaker. I took notes on many strategies mentioned throughout the book. As a high achiever, I fully anticipate my next speaking opportunity to be my best. Thank you, Peter, for this actionable roadmap that has helped me grow in my ability to be a captivating speaker!”

 – Alex Sanfilippo, Founder of PodPros and PodMatch


“Speaking in public is one thing. But speaking in a way that engages your audiences and provides key takeaways based on their particular needs is taking it to a different level entirely. In The Captivating Public Speaker, Peter provides a framework that elevates you to a superb speaker and transforms your presentations into compelling conversations.”

Debbie Allen, International speaker and bestselling author of The Highly Paid Expert


“With a solid mixture of playful sarcasm and thoughtful experience, Peter leads his audience to better understand theirs. This book is full of poignant and attention-grabbing sections that make for an easy and entertaining read. You get to the end of the book sooner than you thought and realize you’ve just learned everything you need to be a compelling and confident speaker! Add to it that his personality and story jump from the pages, making it all the more obvious that he’s an authority in his space.”

Tonya Eberhart and Michael Carr, CEO and COO of  BrandFace®, Building Powerful Personal Brands Across The Globe