How to Write and Give a Speech

A Practical Guide for Anyone Who Has to Make Every Word Count

Author: Joan Detz

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 358

With more than 65,000 copies sold in two editions and recommended by Forbes and U.S. News & World Report,this newly updated how to guide offers sound advice on every aspect of researching, writing, and delivering an effective speech. Filled with anecdotes, tips, examples, and practical advice, this accessible guide makes one of the most daunting tasks manageable-and even fun. Speaking coach Joan Detz covers everything from the basics to the finer points of writing and delivering a speech with persuasion, style, and humor. Topics include: - Assessing your audience - Researching your subject-and deciding what to leave out - Keeping it simple - Using imagery, quotations, repetition, and humor - Special-occasion speeches - Speaking to international audiences - Using Power Point and other visual aids - And many more Updated to include new examples and the latest technology, as well as a section on social media, this is a must-have for anyone who writes and delivers speeches, whether novices or experienced veterans at the podium.

How to Make a Speech

Author: Steve Allen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies


Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 336

The experienced lecturer, author, and television star shares rules and tricks anyone can learn to become an accomplished speaker in this combination of easy-to-follow instructions and humorous examples

Help! I Need to Make a Speech

A Step-By-Step Guide to Effective and Ethical Public Speaking

Author: Michael Jeffress




Page: 134

View: 791

Simple and straightforward, packed with wisdom and examples, this book provides a brief--yet thorough--introduction to public speaking. Whether you need to write a speech for class, for your job, or for a special occasion, this book will successfully guide you from start to finish. It explains principles of public speaking that apply to any situation. It offers numerous examples and anecdotes to help readers understand the concepts and see how to apply them in their own speeches.After discussing what you need to know to connect with an audience and giving advice on how to manage anxiety and boost confidence, this book gives readers a tutorial on the process of creating speeches that are attention-grabbing, well-organized, properly-developed, and goal-achieving. It is written in an engaging and conversational style by an author who has made thousands of speeches to audiences large and small and taught dozens of public speaking courses to students around the world for over two decades. Having personally delivered so many speeches and helped countless students learn how to become confident speakers, the author is able to write from a place wisdom. He cuts to the chase and provides a proven, time-tested method that works and, in the process, also identifies many pitfalls to avoid.Novice speakers will learn valuable tips and methods that can help them become effective communicators in no time at all. Students taking their first speech class in secondary school or college will definitely appreciate this book. Those who frequently give speeches will gain insights to improve their efficiency in speech writing and take their presentations to the next level.If you want to learn how to communicate clearly, responsibly, and effectively, then read this book. If you want to learn a simple, straightforward way to create a speech on any topic, then read this book. If you want to overcome your fear of public speaking, then read this book. If you want to learn about public speaking, but do not want to pay for an over-priced college textbook, then read this book. It was written for you.

Making an After Dinner Speech

How to Make a Speech that Has Them Rolling in the Aisles

Author: John Bowden

Publisher: How to Books


Category: After-dinner speeches

Page: 128

View: 458

This is a guide which aims to show how to prepare and present speeches that are relevant, topical, fast, punchy and funny. Topics include: making it entertaining; choosing the right material; preparing the script; and delivering the speech.

How to Make a Speech

How to Build Confidence in Public Speaking

Author: Afser Jan

Publisher: Independently Published


Category: Education

Page: 28

View: 945

How do you speak naturally while all those people are watching you?This part coverts hints and tips on public speaking and presentation skill, dealing with public speaking nerves, anxiety, public speaking skills, public speaking techniques and public speaking training.

The Speaking Coach

60 Secrets to Make Your Talk, Speech Or Presentation Amazing

Author: Graham Shaw

Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall


Category: Business presentations

Page: 272

View: 260

This business book is great for leaders, middle managers and entrepreneurs interested in the following categories; CONFIDENCE BUILDING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION & PRESENTATION PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT INFLUENCE & PERSUASION Does the idea of public speaking leave you in a cold sweat? The Speaker's Coach is the answer to all your worries. Whether you've got a talk, speech or presentation to do, this book will give you the confidence to do it with style. With 66 short sections learning how to communicate will be easy. You can read the night before, the morning of, or just before your talk to help you prepare, perform and speak confidently in no time. Written by a leading presentation expert whose own TEDx talk has been viewed over 23 million times, Graham Shaw knows the answers to all the essential questions that you might have so you can: Overcome your nerves, rehearse and polish your performance Plan engaging talks that boost your personal presence and impact Talk with authority, confidence and impact Handle awkward questions calmly and finish on a high Learn from experience to make future talks even better Make public speaking look effortless with the help of The Speaker's Coach.

The First Book of How to Make a Speech

Author: David Guy Powers




Page: 56

View: 538

Explains How To Prepare And Make Various Kinds Of Speeches, Emphasizing The Importance Of Planning And Of Good Posture.

There's No Such Thing as Public Speaking

Make Any Presentation or Speech as Persuasive as a One-on-One Conversation

Author: Jeanette Henderson

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 941

Two top public-speaking coaches offer fresh advice on giving effective speeches and presentations with the immediacy of a conversation. The best speeches don't sound like speeches, and the best speakers make listeners feel as though they are being addressed directly. The trick is to make every presentation as natural and direct as a one-on-one conversation. This expert but accessible guide reveals: - The six truths behind every conversation-and how to use them at the podium - The three steps to inspiring any audience - The seven secrets for using voice and body language - The seven tools every speaker uses or misuses Whether addressing a few colleagues or a packed auditorium, readers will find practical and simple techniques for inspiring every listener.

Here's How to Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Second Edition

Author: Margaret Fish

Publisher: Plural Publishing


Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 188

Here's How to Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Second Edition is the most comprehensive textbook available addressing assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). This text is the definitive reference for students and professionals seeking current best practices in treating children with CAS. The book is divided into three parts. Part I defines CAS, describes those characteristics most commonly associated with CAS, and offers guidelines for conducting a thorough motor speech evaluation to support an accurate differential diagnosis. Part II summarizes the principles of motor learning and provides clear guidance for how these principles can be put into practice when working with children with CAS. Part III addresses specific topics of interest to clinicians and students looking for practical ideas on how to address the multifaceted challenges of children with CAS such as vowels, prosody, expressive language, social language, and incorporating phonological awareness in CAS treatment. Additional recommendations are provided for supporting the needs of children with limited verbal output and older children with ongoing communicative challenges, working with parents, developing treatment plans, and writing meaningful goals and objectives. Each chapter of this second edition has been updated to incorporate the most current evidence-based information available on CAS. In addition, five new chapters have been added, including: Principles of Motor Learning and Their Application to Treatment of CAS (Chapter 4)Evidence-Based Treatment Programs for Children with CAS (Chapter 10)Supporting the Needs of Older Children with Ongoing Communicative Challenges (Chapter 15)Using Apps with Children with CAS (Chapter 21)Developing Meaningful Goals for Children with CAS (Chapter 23) Here's How to Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Second Edition will be of value to speech-language pathologists and students looking for practical, evidence-based recommendations for addressing the diverse needs of children with CAS. This title is a volume in Plural's "Here's" How" series.

A Modest Book About How to Make an Adequate Speech

Author: JP Flintoff

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 986

Most of us dread public speaking. But at some point we find ourselves forced to make a speech. And we worry: Will my jokes fall flat? What if I freeze? Is it okay to read notes? What if people walk out? This book won't magically transform you into a fast-talking corporate hotshot. But it will show you how to think about public speaking in a new way, and with a spot of luck, you will achieve adequacy. Or better! Drawing on ancient principles of rhetoric and his own entertaining successes and failures on the speech-giving circuit, John-Paul Flintoff provides simple but effective techniques to help you to speak with confidence to any crowd, whether it's a work presentation or a best friend's wedding. Humble but motivating, this is a guide to finding your voice, even if it's a bit croaky at first, and a reassuring affirmation that we all have something to say.

Give Your Speech, Change the World

How to Move Your Audience to Action

Author: Nick Morgan

Publisher: Harvard Business Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

View: 413

Takes public speaking to a higher level with a new audience-centered approach that combines aspects of ancient Greek rhetorical practice with proven modern-day communication techniques. Fills a gap in this market with a more sophisticated treatment of public speaking. Most books in this genre are gimmicky, “tips & tricks” books. Morgan’s offers both a more historical treatment of public speaking alongside practical guidelines “Kinesthetic” speaking involves actively “listening” to your audience with your whole body, and is the element of public speaking that moves audiences to action. This book teaches managers of all levels how to successfully use this type of public speaking to engage audiences of any size, intellectually, emotionally, as well as physically.

Impromptu Speeches

How to Make Them (Classic Reprint)

Author: Grenville Kleiser

Publisher: Forgotten Books



Page: 154

View: 853

Excerpt from Impromptu Speeches: How to Make Them Successful speech-making, whatever the form or occasion, always implies something of importance to say on the part of the speaker and the ability to say it well. These qualifications are within the reach of any man, willing to apply himself to the study with earnestness and diligence. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Speeches and Toasts

How to Make Them : a Handbook of Social Speech-making for Every Occasion




Category: Public speaking

Page: 142

View: 329

Across Cultures

A Reader for Writers

Author: Sheena Gillespie

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 550

View: 933

Designed to offer an appealing anthology where there is an increased general interest in connections between and among cultures, Across Cultures, Fifth Edition strives to promote understanding of diverse cultures. The book provides an extensive sampling of and advocates acceptance of a diversity of voices, while suggesting ways to probe the correspondences, interrelationships, and mutual benefits of that diversity. The selections cover an even greater variety of cultural facets than the table of contents indicates. For example, the readings in "Work," the subject of Chapter 4, lead students to consider related subjects such as affirmative action, immigration, cultural displacement, family narratives, and definitions of success. Throughout the text, readers are encouraged to draw connections between and among readings through "Correspondence" questions that accompany each selection, thus developing their critical thinking skills. For those interested in developing their critical thinking, reading and writing skills, while learning about cultural diversity.