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"Splashy slides, confident body language, and a lot of eye contact are fine and well. But if a speech is rambling, illogical, or just plain boring, the impact will be lost. Now everyone can learn to give powerful, on-target speeches that capture an audience's attention and drive home a message. The key is not just in the delivery techniques, but in tapping into the power of language.
Prepared by an award-winning writer, this authoritative speech-writing guide covers every essential element of a great speech, including outlining and organizing, beginning with a bang, making use of action verbs and vivid nouns, and handling questions from the audience. Plus, the book includes excerpts from some of history's most memorable speeches--eloquent words to contemplate and emulate."
When organizing your speech the most important consideration is that it must be logically organized.
The author walks you step by step through the process of writing a speech to giving it, along with useful tricks of the speech writers trade.
The author provides the reader with a checklist for writing, and a list of resources for additional help in crafting a speech.
I learned more from this book than most communication text books. I guess if you have the right degree you can get a contract for a book but to sell a book you actually have to... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Emily
On the cover is a great painting. After a great speech, three men are in each others arms and appear to be saying, ''He has swept everyone to his side. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Dr. Don
I was looking to write a speech for a wedding. This is one of the books I bought. It had a bit of insight, but it's mroe of a corporate speech writing book.Published 18 months ago by Bugs
Richard Dowis is a speech writer and president of the Society for the Preservation of English Language and Literature. Read morePublished on January 26, 2013 by L. David Marquet
This book is a great refresher that shows us exactly what a good speech sounds like. I will read this book several times.Published on January 13, 2013 by James J. Burke
This was a book that I was genuinely disappointed to come to the end of. Dowis guides readers through the process of writing and delivering a great speech, with the ease and... Read morePublished on May 28, 2012 by DannyB
I've been involved in public speaking for a long time: I spent four years on my college debate team, I coached high school debate for fifteen years, I've presented dozens of staff... Read morePublished on July 5, 2011 by L. F. Smith