The Essentials of Persuasive of Public Speaking

The Essentials of Persuasive of Public Speaking

Book - 2014
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In this guide to presenting, the author counsels how to calm a thumping heart and reveals techniques on preparation, delivery, and visual aids as he offers stories and advice. And he does more than simply ease dread, he inspires 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, the author's pointers will give you the focus and confidence to stand up straight, lean forward, and tell your story well.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
ISBN: 9780393346046
Branch Call Number: 808.51 WYETH
Characteristics: xiv, 165 pages ; 21 cm


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Jun 30, 2015

I loved this book.

It is not a "step-by-step" how-to book; rather, it is a gem of a guidebook that contains inspirational, mnemonic metaphors and aphorisms that resonate...

Thus this book is best used by people who are already embarked on the path of public or corporate speaking, but who seek to refine their presentations.

One of my favorite quotes: Speak like a river. "The river offers a surprise around every bend—calm pools, sounding cataracts, deep gorges, spreading fields."


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