How to Write and Give a Speech A Practical Guide for Executives, Pr People, the Military, Fund-Raisers, Politicians, Educators, and Anyone Who Has to Make Every Word Count

ISBN-10: 0312302738

ISBN-13: 9780312302733

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Joan Detz

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This guide offers sound advice on every aspect of researching, writing and delivering an effective speech. Filled with anecdotes, examples and practical advice, this accessible guide makes one of the most daunting tasks manageable.
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 12/2/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

So You've Been Asked to Give a Speech
Now What? Determine
What You Want to Say
Assessing Your Audience
Familiarity with the Subject Attitudes
Preconceived Notions Size Age Male/Female
Ratio Economic Status
Educational Background
Political Orientation Cultural Life An Additional Word to the Wise
Where and When Will You Speak?
Where When
How to Research a Speech
Use Your Head Make Good
Use of the Library
What to Leave Out Approach the Topic from the Audience's Perspective
How to Use Statistics for Impact
How to Use Quotations
How to Use Definitions
How to Use Comparisons and Contrasts
How to Use Examples
How to Use Anecdotes
Some Final Thoughts About Research
Writing the Speech
The Never-Fail Formula
Tell Them What You're Going to Tell Them
The Opening Tell Them
The Body Tell Them
What You Told Them
The Conclusion
How to Make It Simple
How to Make Every Word Count Simplify
Your Phrases Avoid the Fluff Pitfall Sharpen
Your Sentences
A Quick Summation
The Ultimate Test
Style How to Use Tripartite Division
How to Use Parallelism
How to Use Imagery
How to Use Inversion of Elements
How to Use Repetition
How to Use Rhetorical Questions
How to Use Contrast
How to Use Rhythm
How to Use Vivid Words
Humor: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why Use a Light Touch
What Works
What Are Your Chances of Getting a Laugh?
What About Delivery?
Special-Occasion Speeches
The Invocation
The Commencement Speech Presenting an Award Introducing a Speaker
The Impromptu Speech Panel Presentations
Question-and-Answer Sessions
The Nitty-Gritty Details
How to Type a Speech
How to Prepare the Room How to Use Audiovisual Aids
How to Prepare Yourself
Delivery Practicing
Your Delivery Presence
Voice Eye Contact Lecterns
Body Language
When You Finish Speaking Nervousness
Hecklers Embarrassing Glitches
Media Coverage
International Speeches
How to Get Your Message Across in Any Language
Speakers Bureaus Membership Size
Training Payment/Benefits
Motivation Recognition/Rewards
Performance Standards Letting the Community
Know About Your Programs Appropriate Forums
Speechwriters: How to Hire One and How to Work with One
Appendix: Useful Books, Web Sites, and Professional Organizations
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