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Is It Really That Simple? Leapfrogging Success - 5 Simple Steps To Powerful Presentations and Public Speaking For Nerds, Techies, and Introverts

I'm back! It was a very long holiday, even more than I usually have but it was a much-needed one away from the usual stresses of life.

My first post back from holiday is actually a free ebook, thanks to the author NJ Lechnir, the founder of leapfroggingsuccess.com, that I received after commenting on one of NJ's blog posts, then having a nice conversation through email we ended up deciding that it would be beneficial for both of us for me to read his book in exchange for an honest review.

With no further delay here's what I think of Leapfrogging Success - 5 Simple Steps To Powerful Presentations and Public Speaking For Nerds, Techies, and Introverts.

Author: NJ Lechnir
Published: May 27th, 2017
BookMattic's Rating: 
2.5 Stars

At first, when I saw the title to Leapfrogging Success I was thinking along the lines of TED Talks since I previously read The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking (click the link for my review) and NJ told me in one of his messages that he loves TED Talks! But no, it's only a little similar to TED Talks. I'm not saying that it should be the same, it's just that I thought it would be a bit more similar. 

But, I don't want to get you thinking the wrong thing about Leapfrogging Success because it truly is unique. There are a great set of tools for people that aren't confident yet in their own speaking skills. People like nerds, techies, and introverts. 

The strongest part of this book is NJ's personal examples of his struggles and how he overcame them. I can tell that it took a large amount of time to gather all the useful information he provides us. It is packed even being just 148 pages. A little too packed for such a low page count in my personal opinion. NJ could have written three whole books, one on the topic of his childhood leading to his success later in life, two on the chapter on growth mindset which was actually my favorite aspect of Leapfrogging Success and three on the 5 steps themselves.

On another downside, there was way too much repeating of the same examples that could have easily been said in a different and more interesting way. Yes, repetition is an awesome tool to help your readers remember your key points but you need to make sure that the readers don't get bored.  

Despite having strongly researched topics, I felt like the chapters were out of order. In fact, the title says 5 simple steps to powerful presentations and public speaking but doesn't even start talking about those until page 74. Over halfway through the book! 

Overall quality of Leapfrogging Success 

NJ put his heart into Leapfrogging Success so we should give him credit for that. Also just because I didn't think this book was perfect doesn't mean that you will find it the same way as me especially if you're a techie or introvert. If you're either one of those or you just don't like public speaking then this book will for sure have some value for you.

I truly wish the best for NJ and the success for his book and website. He's also got a fantastic blog with tons of helpful posts.


-If you're interested in visiting his site then click here
-If you're interested in buying his ebook then click here.

Thanks for stopping by BookMattic, and it's great to be back. Be looking for the next post this weekend. 

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