Real Life Lessons on What It Takes to Achieve Success

Extraordinary People

If you're afraid to speak in public, you're not alone. A well-known study showed that more people put fear of public speaking at the top of their list of fears, even above the fear of death! But armed with The Everything Public Speaking Book, you can conquer your fears and learn practical ways to:

  • Reduce nervousness
  • Set up a room for effective presentations
  • Deal with hecklers
  • "Wow" the audience with a motivating message and delivery
  • Leave them begging for more

This pocket guide is packed with practical tools for creating a focused presentation that holds the audience's attention. You'll gain confidence as you build the skills you need to deliver a crowd-pleasing performance-every time!

Books for Personal & Professional Development

Also available in Spanish!

God Reconsidered: Searching for Truth in the Battle Between Atheism and Religion takes a provocative look at the greatest mysteries of life: Why are we here on earth? Why is there so much seemingly meaningless suffering? Why do religions disagree so much if God cares about us? Is there evidence for God? In a careful, balanced, and penetrating analysis of the competing philosophies, Scott S. Smith, an internationally-known business writer, brings his investigative skills to the challenge of separating the truth from the misinformation. The conclusions, one reviewer said, are “absolutely shocking,” while another said these made the book “highly recommended.”

For those who have had the grief associated with losing an animal friend or who is living with that grief at present, Mr. Smith's poignant interviews and  anecdotes will provide comfort. The book includes a chapter on the ideas of the major religions regarding the after life of animals with some surprises in store as to who affirms and denies.

Other Books by Scott Smith

For those who have had the grief associated with losing an animal friend or who is living with that grief at present, Mr. Smith's poignant interviews and  anecdotes will provide comfort. The book includes a chapter on the ideas of the major religions regarding the after life of animals with some surprises in store as to who affirms and denies.

Scott Smith, a popular contributor to the "Leaders & Success" column of Investor's Business Daily, draws on his experience as an entrepreneur and business reporter to show the common traits and behaviors that are often shared by high-achievers. These include courage, the willingness to make dramatic changes, optimism, having an innovative imagination, and persistence in the face of adversity. While learning what it takes to reach enduring success, readers learn about such fascinating people as musician Ray Charles; Martha Harper, inventor of the franchise system; Simon Bolivar, liberator of six South American nations; and novelist Anne Rice.