Author Joseph A. Grippo Launches His Book, 'A Complete Guide To Public Speaking'

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Joseph A. Grippo uses his extensive education, 35 years of management consulting and executive experience, plus, research on public speaking, to present a useful guide for public speaking in any arena.

In his newly released book, 'A Complete Guide to Public Speaking,' author, Joseph A. Grippo, presents a step-by-step guide to preparing a public presentation in an a effective and professional manner using audio and visual aids. When one plans an event with the purpose of delivering important information intended to inspire creative thought and motivate the audience, a speaker becomes a critical tool to the event's success. The speaker will stimulate people to look at situations in a new way and bring innovative ideas into the organization. The purpose of Grippo's book, as he states, is to teach people that "public speaking is an art that can be learned."

Grippo presents 12 sections that include: I) The Purpose of Information, II) Factors to consider beforehand, (Why one speaks and what you should know about the speaking occasion) III) Research on message retention, (How to hold the audience's attention) IV) Selecting the topic and organizing the presentation, V) Developing the body of the speech, VI) Developing the introduction and using closing techniques, VII) Rehearsing the presentation, IX) Taking the terror out of making a presentation (Overcoming fear of giving a presentation.) X) The pros and cons of visual presentations. XI General speaking tips for effective presentation and XII) Final Remarks (Positive Reinforcement.)

Within the guide, Grippo manages to filter out any unnecessary information and focus on the "nuts and bolts" of becoming a successful public speaker. It is a comprehensive and easy to follow and understand booklet that touches on all aspects of public speaking.

Book Reviews

Tracy Roberts, Write Field Services
"'A Complete Guide To Public Speaking' is highly recommended to those embarking on a career as a Public Speaker and those who want to maintain and improve their current public speaking skills. It would be particularly useful for those wishing to make business and technical presentations."

Stuart Schlitt, Reader Review
"I had to give a presentation to my son's class in school and I had very little experience speaking in front of a group of people (of any age). I picked this book up on a lark and it really helped me out. After listening to talks at work, I think many people can benefit from this little book."

AJG, PhD, Reader Review
"This book is very well written and easy to digest for both novice and experienced public speakers. It is written by a very seasoned author who has had several years of experience speaking in front of groups. The user-friendly writing style, with short, bolded information, makes this book an excellent resource."

Book Ordering

'A Complete Guide to Public Speaking,' ISBN: 1432734849, can be purchased online at and Barnes and The author's website is

About the Author

Joseph A. Grippo was born and raised in Chicago. He resides in Los Altos Hills, California with his wife Nancy and has two grown children, Diana and John. Grippo has a B.A. in Psychology from Pomona College in Clarement California, B.S. in Managerial Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Santa Clara. He has 20 Years at SRI International in Menlo Park, California, as a Management Consultant; Seminar for Management Training Seminars conducted worldwide, and as Executive Director of Corporate Administration. He also has 15 Years as CFO of two Biotech Companies and a Telecommunications Company

If you are interested in reviewing 'A Complete Guide to Public Speaking,' or arranging for a talk and book signing, or interview, please contact Joseph A. Grippo at jagrippo (at) sbcglobal (dot) net, or by phone at 650 - 948-2130.


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