The Essentials of Persuasive Public Speaking

Author: Sims Wyeth
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393349292
Format: PDF, ePub
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A collection of short and insightful pointers on the power, potential, and practice of public speaking. Among the many pieces of expert advice in The Essentials of Persuasive Public Speaking is this nugget: "To capture attention, define a problem that keeps listeners up at night." Wyeth may as well be talking about the book itself—for nothing keeps us up at night like the prospect of giving a speech in the morning. In this portable, brief, and lucid guide to presenting, Wyeth counsels how to calm a thumping heart and reveals techniques on preparation, delivery, and visual aids as he gives you vivid stories and rubber-meets-the-road advice. And he does more than simply ease your dread; he inspires you with historical accounts and incisive observations on the power and purpose of speaking well. From advice on the pitch and pace of your speaking voice to admonishments against squirrel-paw hands and data-crammed PowerPoint slides, Wyeth’s pointers will give you the focus and confidence to stand up straight, lean forward, and tell your story well.

Essential Speech

Author: Rudolph F. Verderber
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 053844990X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Take your students from the basics of communication to mastering speech preparation and delivery with this engaging, dynamic text. ESSENTIAL SPEECH introduces the various types of speeches as well as the keys for effective speech preparation and confident delivery. Relevant activities and examples of effective and ineffective communication make student learning easier. Students learn how strong speeches begin with thorough preparation. They develop into confident, competent communicators as they learn to research and use language and vocabulary effectively. Students learn useful delivery strategies as well as how to perfect their listening, observing, analyzing, and critiquing abilities. This book's inviting and open visual presentation, along with numerous examples drawn from today's world, keep the presentation meaningful and engaging for your students. Numerous hands-on activities also keep students actively involved in learning. Ongoing review and assessment ensure that students understand the concepts as they move ahead. Technology has had a huge influence on how we learn, how we work, and how we communicate today. The online Speech Builder Express tool solves the major challenges in this course: getting students organized and comfortable to make their presentations and relieving anxiety and stress caused by lack of planning and organization. Speech Builder Express coaches students through every step of the speech outlining process. By providing students with the necessary tutorials, sample videos, and access to a dictionary and thesaurus, this product will help build student confidence, lessen student anxiety, and prepare them for real-world career speaking opportunities. Discover all of the aspects of teaching speech that you told us were important to you from concepts and practice to technology support. This book's approach is based on extensive field research and input from teachers across the nation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Persuade and Influence Any Audience

Author: Yaniv Zaid
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781494271831
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Persuade And Influence Any Audience by Dr. Yaniv Zaid How to persuade anyone, anywhere, anytime! This is the best book in the world for Public Speaking! Especially for teaching how each one of you, regardless of profession or experience, can improve his / her speaking and persuasive abilities! Appropriate for every audience, every forum and every setting! Everyone can improve!! Not only specially gifted and charismatic persons can become successful public speakers!! Offers many examples, clear rules and simple techniques Covers all the subjects of public speaking! Persuade And Influence Any Audience - teaches, in a light and clear language, how each one of us, regardless of profession or experience in public speaking, can improve his/her speaking and persuasive abilities. The book, which is based on the international and successful "Debate" method, includes numerous examples, clear rules and simple techniques which are suitable for all kinds of speakers, in every forum and framework. The book "Persuade And Influence Any Audience" deals with all the components of the theory of speech and persuasion - writing a speech, matching the speech to the a target audience, sharpening of messages, presentation methods, posture and body language, keeping track of time, and more. Persuade And Influence Any Audience - is suitable for any kind of public speaking, from large events with many participants like in cases of lecturers speaking in front of students or politicians at election rallies, to smaller gatherings like parents congratulating their children, junior commanders instructing their soldiers or office managers directing their staff. Persuade And Influence Any Audience - offers many examples, clear rules and simple techniques appropriate for every audience, every forum and every setting - and demolishes the prevailing stigma claiming that only specially gifted and charismatic persons can become successful public speakers. The book, based on the triumphant international "Debate" method, covers all the subjects composing the theory of public speaking: Writing the speech. Appearance, posture and body language. Introducing presentations. Enhancing interest even during the most uninspired speech. Incorporating humor and personal anecdotes. Adapting to the target audience. Honing the message. Persuasive reasoning Awareness of time and rhythm. And more

Cengage Advantage Series Essentials of Public Speaking

Author: Cheryl Hamilton
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285159454
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Packed with sample speeches illustrating what to do as well as plenty of examples detailing what not to do, this value-priced public speaking text equips students with the essential skills and theories needed to become an effective public speaker. ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING emphasizes critical thinking as it delivers abundant practical advice, intriguing discussions on the role of ethics in public speaking, and up-to-date coverage on effectively using technology in speech development and delivery. The sixth edition features a new streamlined organization, a revised initial chapter that gets students speaking right away with 11 types of introductory speeches, and two new chapters (one on ethics and technology in public speaking and another on team presentations). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Student Workbook for Public Speaking

Author: Deanna L. Fassett
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483324966
Format: PDF, ePub
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A Student Workbook for Public Speaking: Speak from the Heart asks students to think critically about the speech-making process while building their mastery of the fundamental practical skills of public speaking through a series of exercises and activities. Nineteen brief chapters cover the essentials of public speaking including selecting a topic, researching your topic, organizing your topic, overcoming speech anxiety, and delivering informative, persuasive, and special occasion speeches. Each chapter includes a concise introduction to the most important skills and concepts related to each chapter topic, and offers opportunities for critical reflection on how to use each aspect of public speaking appropriately and effectively. Each chapter is paired with an activity, checklist, or worksheet that students may use to develop their speeches, assess their performance, and chart their progress in becoming competent public speakers.

Fearless Speaking

Author: Gary Genard
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0979631416
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Want to conquer your fear of public speaking? This book will help you permanently overcome the fears and anxieties that have been undermining your success. You’ll discover dozens of hands-on exercises and techniques to dramatically reduce your physical symptoms and boost your comfort level and skills as a speaker. Actor and speech coach Dr. Gary Genard shows you how to grow your confidence in as little as 12 days with this proven method for eliminating speaking fear. You'll learn how to: • Put your stage fright into perspective • Turn negative beliefs into positive thinking • Use body language to broadcast confidence • Create your own success with positive visualization • Practice biofeedback to control your stress response • Halt a panic attack before it starts • Acquire the skills to become a dynamic speaker If you suffer from speech anxiety, Fearless Speaking can change your life. Start enjoying public speaking today, and reap the rewards!

Give Your Speech Change the World

Author: Nick Morgan
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 162527629X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Do you remember the topic of the last speech you heard? If not, you're not alone. In fact, studies show that audiences remember only 10% to 30% of speech or presentation content. Given those bleak statistics, why do we give speeches at all? We give them, says communications expert Nick Morgan, because they remain the most powerful way of connecting with audiences since ancient Greek times. But as we've evolved to a more conversational mode of public speaking, thanks to television, we have forgotten much of what the Greeks taught us about the nonverbal aspects of speech-giving: the physical connection with audiences that can create an almost palpable emotional bond. Morgan says this "kinesthetic connection" comes from truly listening to your audience—not just with your brain but with your body. In this book, he draws from more than 20 years as a speech coach and consultant, combining the best of ancient Greek oratory with modern communications research to offer a new, audience-centered approach to public speaking. Through entertaining and insightful examples, Morgan illustrates a 3 part process—focusing on content development, rehearsal, and delivery—that will enable readers of all experience levels to give more effective, passion-filled speeches that move audiences to action.

Persuasive Presentations

Author: Robert W. Bly
Publisher: New Word City
ISBN: 1640190899
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Robert Bly, presenter extraordinaire, reveals the secrets for winning a room and closing a deal in any forum - seminars, podcasts, webinars, interviews, and meetings. Revealing surefire techniques for organizing and delivering a superior presentation, Bly teaches how to erase fear and nerves and turn a stiff speech into a comfortable conversation with colleagues or clients, leaving them nodding in agreement and ready to take action. Learn: • The No.1 secret of successful persuasive speaking • The most common audience "hot buttons" • How to work engaging content into a presentation • The "3 T's" speaking formula • The truth about presentation tools - what works and what doesn't • The 3 points to hit in the first five minutes of any presentation • Involvement and interactivity techniques to revive and captivate any audience • The 7 worst speaker habits and how to eliminate them • How to tailor content, pace, and delivery to ensure stellar evaluations and ideal results

Own the Room Business Presentations that Persuade Engage and Get Results

Author: David Booth
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071628800
Format: PDF, ePub
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Don't Just Present. Persuade, Inspire, and Perform! Powerhouse presentations that engage and move your audience Imagine if every presentation received rapt attention and buy-in from the audience. Start getting these results with Own the Room, featuring the renowned Eloqui Method-innovative techniques that leave boring behind. Research shows a memorable presentation is a combination of stirring your audience's emotions while appealing to its intellect. This team of authors has developed techniques that tap into the persuasive, expressive aspects of presentations-employed over the past ten years by Fortune 500 companies such as TD Ameritrade, Mattel, Fisher-Price, Merrill Lynch, Siemens, and Pfizer. This effective method brings you: An award-winning actor who applies performance techniques from the stage to engage and move an audience A television and film director who demonstrates how to craft and deliver your message with authority, credibility, and authenticity A psychologist who specializes in memory and stage fright and reveals how to overcome fear and activate an audience's attention and memory Own the Room is written by a unique set of authors with the expertise perfect for creating vivid narratives. Own the Room shares how to excite your audience's emotions and intellect. And Own the Room will give you a communication toolkit to make any presentation lively, compelling, and memorable.