Lend Me Your Ears

Author: William Safire
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393040050
Format: PDF
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From the ancient words of Demosthenes to Salman Rushdie's eloquent defense of his work, this anthology represents a compilation of more than two hundred of the world's most important and influential speeches

Speak Easy

Author: Barry Potyondi
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0993830900
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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SPEAK EASY: A Short Guide to a Great Speech makes it simple to craft a winning presentation that captures your key points, creates a compelling argument and boosts your confidence as a public speaker. Aimed at the average person, SPEAK EASY offers a practical solution to the daunting challenge of writing a successful speech. It doesn’t matter if you’re a student or a best man, speaking about global climate change or just reminiscing about a childhood friend, you’ll benefit from the no-nonsense advice offered by this guidebook. Regardless of the situation, a speech’s success depends largely on the preparation of the speaker. Speakers who take the time to prepare well are rewarded with gratifying applause, a feeling of accomplishment and, sometimes, new opportunities to speak. With each successive presentation, the challenge of speaking to a roomful of people gets easier, less stressful and more personally rewarding. The goal of this book is to prepare you for that challenge by introducing you to six practical steps that will lead to success. While you can find many books that instruct you in the art of presenting a speech, few focus on the speech writing that must come first. The emphasis in this book is on what to do before you open your mouth. Here, then, are the nuts-and-bolts of good speechwriting: Step 1: Define the goal Step 2: Identify the audience Step 3: Check out the venue Step 4: Research the topic Step 5: Organize your content Step 6: Write the speech If you follow these six steps, you will gain the skills and the confidence to write a compelling speech. Not necessarily a speech that changes the course of world history, although that is always possible, but rather a thoughtful speech that gets the job done, advances discussion and earns you the continued respect of your community. These guidelines will work regardless of whether you are a: • politician • media spokesperson • eulogist • historical interpreter • government representative • job interviewee • sports coach • business owner • lawyer • counselor • volunteer • debater • lobbyist • member of the clergy • salesperson • protester • community club member • advocate • student • member of a wedding party The advice offered in SPEAK EASY is the fruit of many years’ experience in the trenches. Award-winning author Barry Potyondi has written speeches about topics as varied as environmental sustainability, investing in mining stocks, educational reform, settlement of the agrarian west, university commencement, cultural tourism, and industrial development. He prepared those speeches for both public and private clients who addressed audiences ranging from intimate living room gatherings in small-town North America to an assembly of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Bangkok, Thailand. The advice Potyondi offers in SPEAK EASY works for ordinary people in everyday situations. It can work for you, too.

The Lost Art of the Great Speech

Author: Richard Dowis
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814424899
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Splashy slides, confident body language, and a lot of eye contact are fine and well. But if a speech is rambling, illogical, or just plain boring, the impact will be lost. Now everyone can learn to give powerful, on-target speeches that capture an audience's attention and drive home a message. The key is not just in the delivery techniques, but in tapping into the power of language. Prepared by an award-winning writer, this authoritative speech-writing guide covers every essential element of a great speech, including outlining and organizing, beginning with a bang, making use of action verbs and vivid nouns, and handling questions from the audience. Plus, the book includes excerpts from some of history's most memorable speeches--eloquent words to contemplate and emulate."

Senior High School Library Catalog

Author: H.W. Wilson Company
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Each vol. is divided into 2 parts 1st-7th ed.: Dictionary catalog and Classified catalog; 8th-9th ed. have 3rd. part: Directory of publishers.

Rhetorical Criticism

Author: Jim A. Kuypers
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739127735
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Covering a broad range of rhetorical perspectives, Rhetorical Criticism: Perspectives in Action presents a thorough, accessible, and well-grounded introduction to rhetorical criticism. Featuring nineteen chapters written by nationally recognized scholars, the volume offers the most comprehensive introduction to rhetorical criticism available.

Just Americans

Author: Robert Asahina
Publisher: Gotham Books
ISBN: 9781592403004
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Focusing on the crucial period of October and November 1944, this is the story of the 100th Battalion/442d Regimental Combat Team--a segregated unit of Japanese Americans--which became the most decorated unit in American military history for its size and length of service.

The Art of Rhetorical Criticism

Author: Jim A. Kuypers
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205371419
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Covering a broader range of rhetorical perspectives, "The Art of Rhetorical Criticism" presents a thorough, accessible introduction to rhetorical criticism. Throughout the text, sample essays written by experts in the field provide students with models for writing their own criticism. In addition to covering traditional modes of rhetorical criticism, "The Art of Rhetorical Criticism" presents less commonly-discussed rhetorical perspectives (for example, mythic criticism, framing analysis, and ideographical criticism), exposing students to a broad range of material. Features Each chapter and sample essay is written by a nationally-recognized scholar in that field, ensuring that students are offered the best and most current research for each perspective. Each author comments on his or her writing process to demonstrate the very personal nature of criticism. With this unique emphasis, students will begin to appreciate that writing criticism is an artistic process and not a simple formula. The "Potentials and Pitfalls" feature in each chapter highlights the strengths and weaknesses, pros and cons, of the rhetorical perspective being discussed. Each chapter includes a short, accessible sample essay, written specifically with the student audience in mind, offering students a model of rhetorical criticism for their own assignments.