Public Speaking for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0764559540
ISBN-13: 9780764559549
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
Authors: Malcolm Kushner
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Description: This work outlines techniques and strategies for communicating with people, and how to use humour in the delivery of the message. It also covers preparation, including research, organizing content and how to deal with audience reactions.

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Book details

List price: $16.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/7/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

This work outlines techniques and strategies for communicating with people, and how to use humour in the delivery of the message. It also covers preparation, including research, organizing content and how to deal with audience reactions.

Introduction
Why You Need This Book
About This Book
Conventions Used in This Book
Foolish Assumptions
How This Book Is Organized
Icons Used in This Book
Where Do I Go from Here?
Getting Started
Giving a Speech
Finding Out What You Need to Know
Developing Your Speech
Polishing It Off
Delivering a Speech
Preparing for Special Speaking Situations
The Parts of Ten
Getting Ready to Speak
Making Important Preparations
Analyzing Your Audience
Relating to Your Audience
Making the Most of Research
Gathering Sources
Getting Someone Else to Do Your Research--For Free
Researching on the Web
Organizing Your Speech
Selecting Material to Include
Following Patterns of Organization
Creating Your Outline
Timing
Organizing Your Speech Effectively
Preparing Your Speech
Body Building: Strengthening the Content of Your Speech
Making Appeals to Your Audience
Finding Solid Forms of Support
Getting Off on the Right Foot: Introductions
Discovering What the Introduction Must Do
Creating the Perfect Introduction
Getting Started in Fifteen Fabulous Ways
All's Well That Ends Well: Conclusions
Making Your Conclusion Work
Creating the Perfect Conclusion
Wrapping It Up in Style
Making Your Speech Sparkle
Making Sense of Your Speech
Editing Your Speech--Pain-free
Making Transitions
Getting the Words Right
Honing Your Tone and Style
Creating Catch Phrases
Spicing Up Your Speech with Classic Rhetorical Devices
Making Eye Contact Count: Visual Aids
Using Charts and Graphs
Making Use of Slides, Overheads, and PowerPoint
Flipping for Flipcharts
Creating Great Video (And Audio)
Making an Impact with Multimedia
Wowing Your Audience with Simple Multimedia Techniques
Hitting a Home Run with Handouts
Delivering Your Speech
Overcoming Stage Fright
Changing Your Perceptions
Transforming Terror to Terrific
Preventing and Handling Stage Fright
Body Language: What's Out, What's In, and What's International
Understanding Body Language
Making Eye Contact Count
Dressing to Impress
Mastering Physical Positioning and Movement
Paralanguage: What Your Voice Says about You
Handling Questions
Discovering the Basics
Coming Up with a Perfect Answer
Using Question-Handling Techniques
Dealing with Common Types of Questions
Responding to Special Situations
Handling Hostile Questions
Handling the Audience
Reading an Audience's Reaction
Making the Audience Comfortable
Handling a Tough Audience
Handling a Nonresponsive Audience
Common Speaking Situations
Speaking to the City Council and School Board
Remembering Some Rules
Maximizing Your Effectiveness
Avoiding the Five Biggest Turnoffs for Public Officials
Small Talk: Impromptu Speaking and Introducing Other Speakers
Say a Few Words: Giving Impromptu Speeches
Introducing Other Presenters
Panels and Roundtables
Being on a Panel
Participating in a Roundtable
Debates
Checking Out the Basics
Arguing in the Affirmative
Arguing Against the Affirmative
Kiss My Rebuttal
Beating Your Opponent, in Six Different Ways
International Speaking
Discovering the Culture of Your Audience
Crafting Your Message
Adapting Your Delivery
Virtual Meetings: Phone, Video, and Web
Choosing a Type of Virtual Meeting to Hold
Preparing for a Virtual Meeting
Participating in a Virtual Meeting
Taking in Tips for Teleconferences
The Part of Tens
Ten Types of Humor That Anyone Can Use
Using Personal Anecdotes
Analogies
Quotes
Cartoons
Definitions
Abbreviations and acronyms
Signs
Laws
Greeting cards
Bumper stickers
Ten Things to Check Before You Speak
Sound System
Podium
Audiovisual Equipment
Lighting
Human Equipment
Electricity
Restrooms
Seating Arrangements
Potential Distractions
How to Get There
Index

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