Great Speeches For Better Speaking (Book + Audio CD) Listen and Learn from History's Most Memorable Speeches

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  • Copyright: 2008-06-25
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Master the art of persuasion with lessons from the best speakers of our time.Throughout history, they have moved us. They have enlightened and inspired us. They are our nation's most influential speakers, gifted with the talent to change minds and hearts. What is the almost magical power they possess--and how can you harness it for yourself? The answers are here in this illuminating guide to unforgettable oratory.Complete with a ninety-minute CD featuring six great speeches in their entirety, this tool kit for speakers takes you through an in-depth analysis of these historically significant speeches and the secrets of their eloquent effectiveness. With close examination of each speech, you'll get lessons on how to: Address a difficult situation with help from the Great Communicator, Ronald Reagan Bring divergent interests together with effective arguments like Edward Kennedy Capture and hold your audience's attention by mastering General Douglas MacArthur's structual techniques Style a formal speech with the elegance of John F. Kennedy Maximize your delivery by studying the power of Barbara Jordan's voice Use Mary Fisher's special rhetorical tactics to sway even the toughest audience

Author Biography

Michael E. Eidenmuller, Ph.D., is the founder ofAmericanRhetoric.com and an associate professor of speechcommunication at the University of Texas at Tyler.

AmericanRhetoric.com is the Internet’s largest databaseof freely available full text and audio speeches, with morethan 500 speeches available for viewing and listening.AmericanRhetoric.com is listed among the Wall StreetJournal’s “favorite research” sites. The site receives on averagesome 400,000 visitors per month.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Great Debatep. 13
Situation: Ronald Reagan's Space Shuttle Challenger Addressp. 21
Content: Edward M. Kennedy's "Faith and Country, Tolerance and Truth in America"p. 39
Structure: Douglas MacArthur's Thayer Award Acceptance Addressp. 63
Style: John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Addressp. 85
Delivery: Barbara Jordan's Statement on the Articles of Impeachmentp. 109
Special Rhetorical Tactics: Mary Fisher's 1992 Republican National Convention Addressp. 127
Great Speechmakingp. 153
Speech Transcripts in Their Entiretyp. 163
Glossaryp. 203
Referencesp. 207
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