Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on July 3, 2008
Format: 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.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on November 19, 2008
Format: 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?
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on August 3, 2008
Format: 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.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on August 5, 2008
Format: Paperback
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.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on September 24, 2008
Format: Paperback
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!!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 4, 2012
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
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.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 16, 2008
Format: Paperback
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.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on January 15, 2013
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
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
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on August 14, 2014
Format: Paperback
If you want to be a better public speaker, this is a must to read.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on April 16, 2015
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
Nothing to brag about. ..sorry
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
     
 
Customers who viewed this also viewed
Great Speeches of the 20th Century (Dover Thrift Editions)
Great Speeches of the 20th Century (Dover Thrift Editions) by Bob Blaisdell (Paperback - February 17, 2011)
$4.50

The World's Great Speeches: Fourth Enlarged (1999) Edition
The World's Great Speeches: Fourth Enlarged (1999) Edition by Lewis Copeland (Paperback - September 21, 1999)
$13.74

 
     

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.

Your Recently Viewed Items and Featured Recommendations 
 

After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.