Lost Art of the Great Speech How to Write One - How to Deliver It

ISBN-10: 0814470548

ISBN-13: 9780814470541

Edition: 1999

Authors: Richard Dowis
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Description: This guide is designed to help people master every aspect of public speaking, from researching and writing the speech to preparing the manuscript, delivering the speech, and handling questions from the audience.

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Amacom
Publication date: 10/5/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 0.836

Richard Dowis (Waleska. GA) recently retired from his position as senior vice president at the PR firm of Manning, Selvage & Lee. He now leads several popular business-writing seminars and is the president of the Society for the Preservation of English Language and Literature. He has also won PRSA Phoenix Awards for speech and annual report writing. His books include How to Make Your Writing Reader-Friendly and coauthor The Write Way.

Foreword
Opportunity Knocks
"Their Finest Hour," Prime Minister Winston Churchill, June 18, 1940
"A Date Which Will Live in Infamy," President Franklin D. Roosevelt, December 8, 1941
Before You Speak
"The Awesome Power of Disobedience," Charlton Heston, February 1999
"Today, I Am an Inquisitor," Representative Barbara Jordan, 1974
Preparing to Write
"Glory and Hope," Nelson Mandela, May 1992
"The Woman I Love," King Edward VIII, December 11, 1936
Outlining and Organizing
"A Celebration of Freedom," President John F. Kennedy, January 20, 1961
Beginning Well
"This Breed Called Americans," President Ronald Reagan, January 20, 1981
The Best of References
"Remember How Futures Are Built," Governor Mario Cuomo, July 16, 1984
Watch Your Language
"My Last Good Night to You," President Dwight D. Eisenhower, January 17, 1961
Write It Right, Say It Right
"The Name American Must Always Exalt Pride," President George Washington, March 1797
"Secrets" of the Pros
"Common Ground and Common Sense," Reverend Jesse Jackson, July 1988
Wisdom of the Ages
"The Battle Has Been Joined," President George Bush, January 16, 1991
Get Personal
"Our Long National Nightmare," President Gerald Ford, August 9, 1974
Statistics and Other Lies
"The Dangerous Decade," Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, December 18, 1979
Closing the Speech
"You Have Summoned Me to the Highest Mission," Governor Adlai Stevenson, July 26, 1952
"I have the honor to present ..."
"The Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth," Lou Gehrig, July 4, 1939
More Than Words Can Say
"Gaining Strength and Respect in the World," Ambassador Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, January 20, 1984
The Final Stages
"Eulogy for Richard M. Nixon," Senator Robert Dole, April 27, 1994
And So to Speak
"A New Birth of Freedom," President Abraham Lincoln, November 19, 1863
An Editing Checklist for Speech Writers
Resources for Speakers and Speech Writers
Index
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