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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Guide to public speaking
'Great Speeches for Better Speaking' is a guide to oratory and, in this capacity, serves as a good tool for educating readers about what rhetoric meant, means and should mean in a democratic society. Through the chosen speeches and the author's analysis of each speech, the book persuades the reader that rhetoric is an art worth studying, a craft to be mastered and...
Published on July 2, 2008 by Geanina I. Barna

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1.0 out of 5 stars Missing part
This book was supposed to come with audio cd as it states in the description
There is none. It was just the book
I want the cd
Published 21 months ago by shyam suchak


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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Guide to public speaking, July 2, 2008
This review is from: Great Speeches For Better Speaking (Book + Audio CD): Listen and Learn from History's Most Memorable Speeches (Paperback)
'Great Speeches for Better Speaking' is a guide to oratory and, in this capacity, serves as a good tool for educating readers about what rhetoric meant, means and should mean in a democratic society. Through the chosen speeches and the author's analysis of each speech, the book persuades the reader that rhetoric is an art worth studying, a craft to be mastered and practiced because of its power and influence on human belief and behavior. The author did a good job supporting his ideas by way of example, through historical backgrounds, and brief biographical introductions to each speaker. Overall the book offers a good learning experience and it is worth reading.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable & enlightening, November 19, 2008
This review is from: Great Speeches For Better Speaking (Book + Audio CD): Listen and Learn from History's Most Memorable Speeches (Paperback)
I found this book to be an enjoyable and enlightening read. The CD that is included is a great bonus! This book should impact and be applicable for any demographic. `Great Speeches for Better Speaking' drips of history and ties together why and how rhetoric, as it relates to public speaking, is so very important.

For the casual reader who enjoys history and what goes on behind the scenes of some of the most important speeches of our time, to the intellectual who strives to learn the integral parts of what makes a speech work or not work; this book caters to all.

I'm certain the author had a difficult time in narrowing down and selecting the speeches for this book, which begs the question, will there be more?
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It will sharpen my skills, August 2, 2008
This review is from: Great Speeches For Better Speaking (Book + Audio CD): Listen and Learn from History's Most Memorable Speeches (Paperback)
This is a good book. The style is informative but not stuffy. It has contributed to my speaking skill. This is not for those new to presentations due to it's lack of exercises. You'll have to design your own exercises to apply what you've read.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Empowered and Eager for More, August 5, 2008
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Herds of Toastmasters and orators alike will call "More, More, More" after reading "Great Speeches for Better Speaking." Its engaging style, organization, and content (text and compact disks) are a refreshing break from the "blah, blah, blah" of books about public speaking. I eagerly await its sequel.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheers to public speaking!!, September 23, 2008
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This book has it all!! From the `everyman' looking to improve his skills of public address, to the scholar looking to better understand the stylistic tools used in some of history's most famous rhetoric...this book will not disappoint! The author truly shows the power of the spoken word. Through his informative analysis of historical speakers and their speeches, he is able to help the reader form a better understanding about the art of public speaking. In turn, this breakdown helped me develop a stronger base in which to enhance my own public speaking skills. Whether you're a high school student or a direct descendent of Aristotle you're in for a great read!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding book, December 3, 2012
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I read these speeches to recover my voice after a stroke. Builds ability to speak and grows your intellect as well. I suspect this book, diligently applied, could make you yourself a superb speaker. It might help trial lawyers in many aspects of their courtroom work.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing perspective, December 16, 2008
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This book serves as an excellent companion to address the fundamental ideals of rhetoric techniques with flair. The refreshing approach addresses the varied elements which contribute to the development of a speech that gains attention in today's challenging environment. The CD proves a great asset to illustrate each specific element. Perhaps, best used as a complimentary tool after basic foundation is established.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Speeches - The Survey Says...A Sure Bet!, January 14, 2013
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If you're looking to expand your speech preparation library by a book, this could be the one. Solid example for both preparation directing the reader into the foundations of good, solid preparatory techniques, including writing, and good examples of successful speeches delivered by others in a variety of situations. - Prof Michael Haller
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, August 14, 2014
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If you want to be a better public speaker, this is a must to read.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Missing part, December 19, 2012
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This book was supposed to come with audio cd as it states in the description
There is none. It was just the book
I want the cd
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