John-Paul Flintoff

Excited, Then Fearful: in 59 seconds

Excited, then fearful – that’s how it is with public speaking.

If there’s no excitement or fear, your talk will be sub-optimal. At least, that’s been my experience.

Yesterday, I gave a talk to some extremely nice people, many of them old friends, hosted by the Union Club, Soho, to help launch the book.

I confess here (don’t tell anybody!) that I got in a proper pickle beforehand.

And thank goodness for that.

Today (publication day) seems like a good opportunity to say thank you to my agent, Jaime Marshall, my publishers Aurea Carpenter and Rebecca Nicolson of Shortbooks, many others listed in the book’s Acknowledgements pages – and still more who are not listed in it.

Here, for your delectation, are the Acknowledgements pages:

You can buy the book on Amazon (and elsewhere).

Posted: February 18, 2021

Keywords: modest adequate, book launch, acknowledgements

John-Paul Flintoff headshot, with Yours Truly written across it John-Paul Flintoff is author of six books, in 16 languages, including How To Change The World and A Modest Book About How To Make An Adequate Speech. He worked for 15 years as writer and associate editor on the Financial Times, the Sunday Times and other papers and magazines.

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