It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It Ready-to-Use Advice for Presentations, Speeches, and Other Speaking Occasions, Large and Small

ISBN-10: 0312243057
ISBN-13: 9780312243050
Edition: 2000 (Revised)
Authors: Joan Detz
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Description: Why do some speakers succeed while many bore their audiences and lose their listeners? Speaking coach Joan Detz has worked with top clients for more than 15 years and has the answers. In this useful and lively book she presents strategies and tips  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/12/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Why do some speakers succeed while many bore their audiences and lose their listeners? Speaking coach Joan Detz has worked with top clients for more than 15 years and has the answers. In this useful and lively book she presents strategies and tips for speeches, sales presentations, brief remarks, job interviews, Q&A sessions, panels, and more -- every situation that requires something to say. Topics include: organizing your message * finding terrific research * using storytelling techniques * preparing the room * handling technical glitches * working with other speakers * measuring your effectiveness * making the most of your voice * mastering humor * using body language * conquering nervousness * building audience rapport * tapping the power of persuasion. Filled with checklists, tip sheets, self-evaluations, and practical advice on every page, this thorough and invaluable guide takes the mystery out of our most dreaded experience. This book will help you say it better-whether you're talking to one or one thousand.

Acknowledgments
Preface
What You Say
How You Say It
Choose Your Best Communication Option
How Long Should You Talk?
How to Organize Your Message
How to Do Terrific Research
How to Use Storytelling Techniques
How to Improve Your Speechwriting Skills
How to Improve Your Delivery Skills
Ad-libs
Applause
Audiovisual Support
Body Language
Clothing
Coughing
Emotions
Eye Contact
Forgetting Lines
Handouts
Hecklers
Interruptions
Microphones
Misspeaking
Notes and Manuscripts
Nervousness
Pauses
Proofreading
Props
Rehearsals
Voice
Using Humor
When You Say It
Timing Is Everything
Impromptu Speaking
Awkward Timing
Frequency
When You Must Deal with Resistance
When It's Better to Wait
When You Have to Say "No"
When You Have to Say "I'm Sorry"
Procrastination
Where You Say It
Choosing the Best Location
The Hometown Advantage
Make the Most of Your Location
Bad Locations
Technical Glitches
Speaking Outdoors
Out-of-Town Problems
Who Says It, and Who Is Listening?
The Right Speaker for the Right Message
Who Says It?
Who Is Listening?
Interpreting the Agenda
Who Else Could Say It for You?
Substitute Speakers
Choosing the Right Person to Introduce You
Working with Other Speakers
Panels
Was Your Speech a Success?
"I Could Have Been a Better Communicator if Only ..."
Identify Your Speaking Personality
Assess Your Speaking Style
What Are You Doing to Become a Better Speaker?
Manage Negative Emotions
Identify Your Own Strengths
Build on Your Strengths
Identify People Who Can Help You Improve as a Speaker
Measure Your Effectiveness
Get an Audience Evaluation
Learning from Other Speakers
Learning from a Professional Coach
Appendix--Useful Books, Websites, and Professional Organizations
Useful Books
Useful Professional Organizations
Useful Websites for Speakers
Index

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