The Art of Public Speaking

- by Dale Carnegie and Joseph Berg Esenwein

Dale Carnegie's classic book The Art of Public Speaking is chock full of timeless tips of practical public speaking wisdom as relevant and true today as they were when the text was first published in 1915.

The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnegie

It's available to you as a free downloadable e-book in several formats from Project Gutenberg.

  • Read it online
  • Get it for your Kindle
  • Get it in plain text

If you enjoy reading historical texts, love language, and want to learn, The Art of Public Speaking will prove an irresistible gem.


What was Dale Carnegie writing about nearly 100 years ago?

All the same areas anybody wanting to improve their public speaking in the 21st century considers.

Who was Dale Carnegie?

Find out more about Dale Carnegie on Wikipedia.

Dale Carnegie

"Destiny is not a matter of chance. It is a matter of choice."

Here's a sample from its 31 chapter headings:

  • Acquiring Confidence before An Audience
  • The Sin of Monotony
  • Pause and Power
  • The Truth About Gesture
  • The Voice
  • Subject and Preparation

You get key points plus homework 

Because he knew "doing" was the essential ingredient to learning a new skill successfully, each chapter comes with its homework to drive the key points home.

The content is evergreen

The principles this book teaches are a fundamental part of 
The Dale Carnegie Course in Effective Speaking and Human Relations founded in 1912. Today the course is global. The company website says that approximately 8 million people have completed its training programs.

Happy reading, happy practicing,



And here's another free E-book you may be interested in -

As a Man Thinketh

"As a Man Thinketh" by James Allen is widely regarded as influencing Norman Vincent Peale's best seller "The Power of Positive Thinking".

The core of his teaching is simple: we are what we think.
In other words, language and how we use it, shapes our lives, our world.

This is a small easily read book but the message is potent plus!

Read more about "As a Man Thinketh".

As a Man Thinketh - James Allen