Intimate Conversation with J.M. Wilson

J.M. Wilson is both a scholar and actor. He holds an advance degree from the University of Saint Thomas and is an adjunct professor at Cardinal Stritch University. The Power of Speech is his fourth book. As an actor he has performed in You Can't Take It with You, Romeo and Juliet, and Doctor Faustus.

Who where your mentors growing up? How did they shape your life?
My mother and Father. Growing up they instilled in me the value of communications and how it effects everything in our lives.

What make you a powerful speaker and writer?
In my writing and speaking I try to take complicated issues and make them simple so that they can be understood by everyone.

My writing offers the following legacy to future readers?
Because public speaking effects every part of human society if people understand the fundamentals of persuasion it will improve society and the lives of individuals and that is what this book seeks to do.

What specific situation or revelation prompted you to write your book?
As a child I noticed that some people always seemed to be successful and I wondered why. As I grew older I noticed that their success came for the most part from the ability to persuade.

Take us inside the book. What are two major events taking place?
Written by adjunct communications professor J.M. Wilson The Power of Speech is a concise and easy to read book on public speaking. Similar in scope to The One-Minute Manager it breaks down the art of public speaking to its fundamental elements so that even a child could understand.

Further, this book shows that public speaking is the foundation of every nation and is the glue that holds it together. It plays a role in nearly every aspect of our lives from our romantic relationships to our businesses. In this book we see the fundamental elements that all persuasive speeches should have in them. And we see how Obama’s work as a community organizer improved his ability to persuade.

Who do you want to reach with your book and the message within?
Because communication affects every part of our society from professional to personal this book is written for those who wish to have greater influence in society.

How will reading your book shape the readers lives?
Because communication affects every part of our society from professional to personal this book is written for those who wish to have greater influence in society.

What are some of their specific issues, needs or problems addressed in this book?
That communication is perhaps the most important thing in society and that it separates the successful from the unsuccessful.

What was the most powerful chapter in the book?
For me that chapter that I thank is the most powerful in the book is the chapter that deals with practice. In it the reader will see step by step what things need be done in order to become a better speaker.

What do you think makes your book different from others on the same subject?
It takes complex issues and breaks them down so that they are easy to understand.

Ultimately, what do you want readers to gain from your book?
To see how communications can improve their professional and personal lives.

Share with us your latest news, awards or upcoming book releases.
The Power of Speech is nominated for the Benjamin Franklin IBPA Award for books dealing with self-help.

How can our readers reach you online?
I can be contacted at

The Power of Speech: Obama and the Art of Communicating
by J. M. Wilson (Author)
ISBN-10: 0976903148
ISBN-13: 978-0976903147
Book can be purchased at the following websites:

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