Can You Say a Few Words? How to Prepare and Deliver a Speech for Any Special Occasion

ISBN-10: 0312353529

ISBN-13: 9780312353520

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Joan Detz
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Description: -Your alma mater asks you to say a few words at an upcoming fundraising dinner -You've won an employee award and will have to give a short acceptance speech at the ceremony -Your parents are celebrating their 50th anniversary, and you'd like to make a toast at their party Everyone's counting on you to sound polished, to be prepared, to speak with savvy-in short, to give a speech that's as memorable as the occasion itself. Don't dread these invitations to speak. Instead, learn to prepare clear, concise, and engaging speeches that will live up to your audience's expectations and match the mood of the occasion. Award-winning corporate speechwriter Joan Detz offers solid advice for tackling this nerve-racking task-with pointers, tips, and trade secrets that will help you make the most of every speaking opportunity. Clearly written and fun to read, this invaluable guide provides all the practical advice and encouragement you need to deliver a winning speech.

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 3/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.44" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Special Occasions
Anniversaries
Awards: Giving Them and Getting Them
Birthdays
Change of Command and Job Promotions
Children and School Groups
Commencements
Dedications: Buildings, Monuments, Parks
Eulogies
Farewells
Fund-raising
Honorary Degrees
Impromptu Speeches
Introducing Speakers
Master of Ceremonies
Meeting
Panel Presentations
Patriotic Ceremonies
Prayers
Question-and-Answer Sessions
Retirement Tributes
Sales/Information Booths
Sports Banquets
Substitute Speaking
Toasts
Words of Welcome
Resources
Preparation Checklist
Glossary of Rhetorical Techniques
Annotated Bibliography
Index of Speakers
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