9781580087803

The Elements of Great Public Speaking

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    9781580087803

  • ISBN10:

    1580087809

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2006-09-01
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
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Summary

Great speakers aren't just born; they prepare and they practice. THE ELEMENTS OF GREAT PUBLIC SPEAKING takes the fear out of taking the podium, distilling essential techniques and tricks for just about any speaking occasion. Experienced businesspeople, nervous students, best men, and eulogists alike can benefit from the author's simple, direct, and tested advice on everything from body language and word choice to responding to the audience and overcoming stage fright. Because there's no such thing as a boring topic'Aijust boring speakers'AiELEMENTS shows how to look, sound, and act like someone worth listening to.Reviews'AuThe go-to guide for anyone about to stand up and say something. . . A practical guide to thumb through before every speech, whether it's your first or 500th.'Au 'AiUSA Today

Author Biography

J. LYMAN MACINNIS, a columnist for the Toronto Star, has given thousands of public addresses over four decades, including 5,000 radio broadcasts. By profession a partner in international accounting firms, he has trained businesspeople in public speaking and communication for more than 30 years and is the author of 11 books and hundreds of articles. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

Table of Contents

Thanks viii
Introduction: Talk Isn't Cheap 1(5)
The Right Topic
6(6)
Managing Fear
12(7)
What, Where, When, and to Whom
19(6)
Before You Begin to Write the Speech
25(12)
Writing the Speech
37(24)
Visual Aids
61(7)
Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse
68(5)
Delivery
73(19)
Question and Answer Periods
92(7)
Dealing with the Media
99(5)
Impromptu Speaking
104(4)
Introducing and Thanking a Speaker
108(6)
Acting as a Master of Ceremonies
114(6)
Presenting and Accepting an Award
120(5)
Delivering a Eulogy
125(3)
Proposing a Toast
128(4)
Chairing a Meeting
132(3)
Becoming a More Interesting Speaker
135(5)
Don't Wreck Your Career at the Lectern
140(3)
Index 143

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