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Organized according to each step in the preparation process and augmented with examples to clarify the points made, this book pulls together major principles and techniques used by today's effective speakers.

Most people fear giving a speech more than any other situation they encounter. In fact, public speaking ranks as the #1 fear-outranking death which is #6. The fear of public speaking is something that most people can overcome as they learn to become highly ...

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Overview

Organized according to each step in the preparation process and augmented with examples to clarify the points made, this book pulls together major principles and techniques used by today's effective speakers.

Most people fear giving a speech more than any other situation they encounter. In fact, public speaking ranks as the #1 fear-outranking death which is #6. The fear of public speaking is something that most people can overcome as they learn to become highly effective speakers who command the attention of their audiences. The book reveals 101 of the most important secrets for becoming an effective speaker.

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Priorities Magazine
In her new book, 101 Secrets of Highly Effective Speakers, Caryl Rae Krannich Ph.D offers hands on , reader-friendly, practical ideas that will help develop the skills and confidence necessary to present a successful speech.
Booknews
Succinct, efficiently organized advice, by an experienced speaker, speechwriter, and communications scholar. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570231780
  • Publisher: Impact Publications VA
  • Publication date: 2/5/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 165
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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Practice these 101 Secrets and you can construct a good speech as well as formulate an effective speech. Sharpen your delivery and present your speech with dynamism and you can be a successful, effective speaker. Develop your speaking skills and you develop the power to communicate your ideas and your passions. You will achieve the power to:
stand up at the city council meeting and clearly state your views on the rezoning proposal the members will vote on later that evening. Get behind the microphone at a PTA meeting and protest the school board's plan to close your child's school. Accept that promotion even though with the pay increase will come an increasing number of speaking assignments. Present your company's reorganization plan persuasively to the stockholders.
You can achieve the power to present your ideas clearly, dynamically and convincingly whatever the situation. This is real power. This is the power of an effective speaker and this power is yours to develop and use.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Before You Begin
Plan to Exceed Expectations
Build Your Body
Your Speech Body
Command Attention
Your Introduction Sets the Tone
Close With Power
Prepare Like a Pro
Control Fear
Command Attention: Your Demeanor Conveys Authority
Sharpen Your Delivery
Respond to Your Audience
And In Conclusion...
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2003

    Helped me to overcome fears

    This book provides skills and tips to overcome fear. It delivers.

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