best public speaking book
award-winning public speaking book





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


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Do you want to be calm, confident, and credible every time you speak in public?


Would you like to be as dynamic as the well-known speakers you see at major events?


You can be … and it all starts with this award-winning book!


In The Captivating Public Speaker, author, public speaking expert, and veteran professional speaker Peter George shows you how to go from being a speaker who merely informs audiences to one who transforms them.


You master the magical blend of art and science that elevates your public speaking to a height that you could only imagine before.


The AMP’D Framework™guides you step-by-step

The Captivating Public Speaker is presented in four sections, each focusing on one segment of Peter’s AMP’D Framework™ — the easy-to-follow system that produces engaging talks and captivating speakers. These sections include:


  • Researching your Audience
  • Determining your Message
  • Crafting your Presentation
  • Honing your Delivery


Most public speaking books offer a few tips to help improve your speaking skills, but they fail to provide a comprehensive understanding of the topic. However, in The Captivating Public Speaker, you have all the wisdom and advice you need to help you easily perfect your craft and advance your career, including:


  • Connect with your audience even before you begin to speak
  • Know which message will resonate with your audience
  • Craft gripping presentations
  • Apply the critical steps to perfect your delivery
  • Convert your nerves and fear into positive energy
  • Be a master storyteller who enthralls audiences
  • Use slide decks for more professional-looking presentations
  • Infuse vocal variety into your talks
  • Let your body speak along with your voice
  • Tame the power of the pause
  • Develop a new level of self-confidence
  • And more …


Public speaking is one of the most influential and valuable skills you can possess. But there is a big difference between being comfortable talking to a group of people and being the kind of speaker who changes people’s lives.


Get The Captivating Public Speaker now and develop the speaking skills that will change your life …

Speakers and readers are raving about The Captivating Public Speaker


“It is everything that was advertised and much more.” – Marie-Hélène Fasquel, Speaker


“A love letter to creating significant impact and authentic influence.” – Clint Pulver, Emmy Award-Winning Keynote Speaker


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


Many public speaking books focus on the skills needed for a good delivery. Peter chose to focus on something far more important – the audience.” Chris Fenning, Author of the best-selling communications skills book, The First Minute


“Touches upon every aspect of public speaking.”  Pikasho Deka


Peter George has made it easy to follow the formula to “captivating.” Jane Atkinson, Bestselling Author, The Wealthy Speaker 3.0


“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


You can do no better than investing in Peter George’s new book.” Michael Davis, Author of THE Book On Storytelling


“Perfect for both beginner and veteran speakers to powerfully engage and entertain their audiences.” Tyler Foley, Author of The Power to Speak Naked


“Sound wisdom and excellent advice in an accessible and easy-to-navigate format, always managing to walk the line between friendly and knowledgeable.”  K.C. Finn


“Guides you step-by-step through the entire process, from creating and delivering presentations to following up with event hosts and attendees.” Matthew Pollard, Certified Speaking Professional and bestselling author of The Introvert’s Edge


“Provides a solid guideline, practical tips, and sound advice!” Susan RoAne, Keynote speaker and bestselling author of How To Work a Room


“I’ve given over 200 paid keynotes over the past six years. I wish I had The Captivating Public Speaker when I was starting.” John Rossman, Keynote Speaker & Author of The Amazon Way


“I can confidently say that this book is the single most helpful speaking resource I’ve ever encountered!”  – Alex Sanfilippo, Founder of PodMatch


“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


“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


“This book is the ULTIMATE resource.” – Lauren Curry, Keynote Speaker

About the Author


Speaking in public didn’t come easy to me. I grew up with a lisp and a stutter that caused me to resist talking to others. But, for the most part, both speech impediments were gone by the time I got to high school. Yet, I still was reluctant to speak up in front of others. It wasn’t until I got into the corporate world that I learned how powerful and influential public speaking skills could be.


Now, as an award-winning author, public speaking coach, speaker, and podcast host, I help people develop dynamic public speaking skills. As a result, they can consistently and confidently deliver compelling presentations that resonate with and benefit their audiences. To help them achieve this, I created the AMP’D Framework™ — an easy-to-follow system based on the magical blend of art and science that produces engaging talks and captivating speakers.