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Author Davidson, Jeffrey P.

Title The complete guide to public speaking / Jeff Davidson
Published Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 324 pages) : illustrations
Contents Identifying and Creating a Dynamite Speaking Topic -- A Bevy of Speech Topics -- Appealing to People's Emotions -- Why Do You Want to Speak? -- Researching Your Topic -- Tapping Your Hidden Strengths -- Dealing with Change: The All Pervasive Topic -- Meeting Types and Variations -- Developing and Enlivening Your Presentation -- Get Humorous or Get Going -- Presenting the Best of You -- The High-Content Presentation -- Body and Movement -- All about Visuals -- Developing Your Signature Story -- Making Your Story Even Better -- Pauses and Silences -- Marketing Your Speech and Speaking Capabilities -- The Client's Mind-Set -- Positioning Is the Best Marketing -- Making Measured Progress -- Getting Paid and Selling Your Services -- Developing a Dynamite One-Sheet -- Collecting and Using Kudo Letters -- I'm Ready for My Video, Mr. DeMille -- Preparing for and Negotiating Speaker Contracts -- What Meeting Planners Seek -- Preempt the Pack and Close the Deal -- What Goes into a Speaker Agreement? -- Variations on Product Sales -- Show Me the Money -- Groundwork -- Responsiveness and Balance -- The Diversity Factor -- Staying in Touch All the While -- Planning for Audience Involvement -- Preparing a Seamless Presentation -- Your Introduction Is Crucial -- Have a Great Trip -- Meeting Room Layouts -- Handling Speaker Challenges -- Captivating and Inspiring Your Audiences -- Pre-Speech Activities -- Open with a Flourish -- Audience Involvement -- Audience Responsiveness -- Reading (and Mis-Reading) Your Audience -- Traps and Tips
Summary Comprehensive, practical, and accessible, The Complete Guide to Public Speaking serves all the needs of public speakers, from the seasoned pro to the greenest rookie. Whether you're trying to start a career as a professional speaker or improve your speaking skills to further your career or influence those around you, this straightforward guide will help you deliver dynamic, compelling, and convincing presentations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-312) and index
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Subject Public speaking.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0471236071 (print)
0471434221 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
1435631331 (electronic bk.)
160557029X (electronic bk. ; Adobe Digital Editions)
9780471236078 (print)
9780471434221 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9781435631335 (electronic bk.)
9781605570297 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Digital Editions)