"All good public speaking is based on good private thinking."
Scott Berkun (from his new book Confessions of a Public Speaker)
Get it today to get your 2010 reading started right. Caution: it is a complicated, layered, opinionated, clearly written work. If you are not interested in growing or being challenged as a speaker, do not read it. However, I have given at least 100 public speeches each year for the past 18 years and I have found a ton of value in it.