Speaking Clearly

Author: Jeffrey C. Hahner
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: 9780070259195
Format: PDF
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Designed to help students with the more difficult aspects of voice and diction, offers drills, target sounds, and familiar words in comfortable, non-embarrasing exercises which discourage failure.

Fundamentals of Voice and Articulation

Author: Lyle V Mayer
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780078036798
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For more than fifty years, Fundamentals of Voice and Articulation has helped students develop effective voice and speech habits with its amusing exercises and lively practice material.

How You Can Command Respect and Be Loved for It

Author: James Taylor
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 145020841X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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After writing 'I Want What They've Got' which gives a plan for all round self-improvement, I felt there was a need for a book which dealt more specifically with 'presence' and 'leadership', hence 'How You Can Command Respect And Be Loved For It' This book is for people who wish to become more assertive and more respected, and is full of exercises and tips to raise your social status. For example, in a conversation where you wish to impress, you probably agree a lot of the time which you know will generate rapport. If you disagree sometimes you will show that you have your own mind, and may stimulate more conversation. Agreement is compliance which generates rapport, disagreement generates status, careful balance is needed. People may bully you, using presuppositions to lower your status. Presuppositions are nasty put-downs which are hard to respond to quickly. Examples,'You know you can't do it!' or 'Do you realize you're letting the team down?' This book examines presupposition patterns with many exercises and examples, enabling you to respond to them quickly and effectively. If you wish to speak to a busy person you risk being nervous, speaking too quickly and losing status. You can make them WANT to hear your words, also you can use this 'being busy' phenomena to YOUR advantage! This book is full of exercises, tips, eye openers and social dynamics to change your life for the better, for ever.

The Voice Book

Author: Kate DeVore
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1569769818
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written to save careers one voice at a time through scientifically proven methods and advice, this resource teaches people how to protect and improve one of their most valuable assets: their speaking voice. Simple explanations of vocal anatomy and up-to-date instruction for vocal injury prevention are accompanied by illustrations, photographs, and FAQs. An audio CD of easy-to-follow vocal-strengthening exercises—including Hum and Chew, Puppy Dog Whimper, Sirens, Lip Trills, and Tongue Twisters—is also included, along with information on breathing basics, vocal-cord vibration, and working with students who have medical complications such as asthma, acid reflux, or anxiety.

How to Rap

Author: Paul Edwards
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1569763771
Format: PDF
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Examining the dynamics of hip-hop from every region and in every form—mainstream and underground, current and classic—this compelling how-to discusses everything from content and flow to rhythm and delivery in relation to the art and craft of rap. Compiled from the most extensive research on rapping to date, this first-of-its-kind guide delivers countless candid and exclusive insights from more than 100 of the most critically acclaimed artists in hip-hop—including Clipse, Cypress Hill, Nelly, Public Enemy, Remy Ma, Schoolly D, A Tribe Called Quest, and will.i.am—unraveling the stories behind their art and preserving a wealth of the genre’s history through the words of the legends themselves. Exhaustively detailing the many complex aspects of rapping—such as utilizing literary tools and devices to strengthen content, battling, imagery, similes, metaphors, analogies, slang, performing both live and in the studio, word play, controversial content and punchlines, and constructing beats, singles, and freestyling—with emphasis on enunciating and breathing for unique vocal style, this remarkable book will benefit beginners and pros alike with its limitless wealth of rapping lore and insight.

The Articulate Voice

Author: Lynn K. Wells
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman
ISBN: 9780205380329
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Articulate Voice taps into the most current research to clearly and concisely deliver the basics on voice production and techniques for improving pitch, rate, volume, and quality. One reviewer praised, "This is a rare find in comparison to other voice and diction textbooks." Another calls The Articulate Voice "a model of clarity and concision."

Teach Me how to Say it Right

Author: Dorothy P. Dougherty
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9781572244030
Format: PDF, ePub
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"A speech-language pathologist with over 25 years experience, provides the parents of children who are unable to articulate their words correctly with the information they need to reduce child and parent anxiety, improve their child's self-esteem, recognize problems with language skills, learn how speech sounds develop, what to expect in therapy, what may cause articulation problems, and over 50 games to help children play with sounds."

Smart Talk

Author: Lisa B. Marshall
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250029589
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Have you ever lost out on a promotion? Struggled with a difficult conversation? Been put on the spot and blanked? Imagine if... ...you were better at persuading others and negotiating for what you want. ...you were more fluent at introducing yourself, making conversation, and following up. ...you were better at delivering feedback, receiving criticism, and using positive language. ...you were perceived as more diplomatic and charismatic. Smart Talk applies up-to-date communication research to everyday situations and gives smart, practical, step-by-step directions to achieve results. Smart Talk is no ordinary book— it's the Swiss Army Knife of communication—a comprehensive set of tools to build strong relationships and avoid communication breakdowns. With proven strategies and practical action plans, Smart Talk will help you resolve conflicts, strengthen your natural charisma, and master the art of persuasion. Never again will you dread a holiday party or be rendered speechless at a business meeting. Backed by solid research and written in an engaging narrative style with a warm sense of humor, communication expert Lisa B. Marshall translates her wealth of experience into practical, fresh advice to help you navigate any complex situation, and achieve professional success.