50 High-Impact Speeches and Remarks: Proven Words You Can Adapt for Any Business Occasion

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Model your next public remarks on actual speeches from Lee Iacocca, Jack Welch, and other leading executives

One measure of your leadership ability is the effectiveness of your public remarks. Leaders rely upon well-crafted speeches to help them motivate and inspire people, inaugurate change, rebut public criticism, announce good news and break bad news. Now this collection of business ...

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Business/Communication

Model your next public remarks on actual speeches from Lee Iacocca, Jack Welch, and other leading executives

One measure of your leadership ability is the effectiveness of your public remarks. Leaders rely upon well-crafted speeches to help them motivate and inspire people, inaugurate change, rebut public criticism, announce good news and break bad news. Now this collection of business speeches and brief remarks offers you an unparalleled opportunity to learn the craft of public speaking from great business leaders.

Each of the fifty speeches represents an outstanding example of speechwriting. You'll find speeches for articulating vision and values, announcing major organizational changes, managing a crisis, officiating at formal ceremonies, giving and receiving awards, and saying farewell. Compiled and edited by John Kador, speechwriter for Fortune 500 CEOs, 50 High-Impact Speeches and Remarks:

  • Lets you learn from the best how to write powerful and effective speeches for every occasion
  • Provides proven models that can be adapted to your unique needs and style
  • Features annotations explaining successful rhetorical techniques used throughout each speech

High-impact speeches and remarks by:

  • Lee Iacocca, Chrysler
  • Jack Welch, GE
  • Jim Kelly, UPS
  • Harry C. Stonecipher, Boeing
  • Jerry R. Junkins of Texas Instruments
  • Michael R. Bonsignor, Honeywell
  • John Bogle, Vanguard
  • Daniel P. Burnham, Raytheon
  • Roger Smith, GM
  • Wayne Allen, Phillips Petroleum
  • Dennis Strigl, Verizon
  • And many others

John Kador is a professional speechwriter and has written speeches for many high-profile CEOs. He is the author of eight books, including The Manager's Book of Questions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071421942
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 2/19/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

John Kador is the author of eight books and a former speechwriter for Fortune 500 CEOs. He is the author of The Manager's Book of Questions and 201 Best Questions to Ask on Your Interview.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Tap-Dancing in a Minefield: A Speechwriter's Guide to Humor
2 Hope Is the Ability to Hear the Music of the Future 4
3 We Have Met Our Threat, and It Is Us 11
4 Our Role as Business Leaders: The Future Won't Wait 17
5 Have Fun: Making Good Decisions in Bad Times 31
6 No One Reads Tomorrow's Wall Street Journal Today 37
7 Americans Are Winners, Not Whiners 42
8 The Elephant in the Room: Responding to Being Passed Over 47
9 Congratulations on a Job Well Done 53
10 Elephants Can Dance: UPS and Lessons from E-Commerce Alliances 57
11 Salesmanship in the New Economy: Calling All Heroes 65
12 Building and Managing a Global Corporation for the New Era 71
13 Freely Connecting the World Through Commerce: A Response to the Seattle Protestors 76
14 Profiting Through Environmental Balance 86
15 The Armor of Integrity 96
16 Unleashing the Power of the Human Mind and Spirit 101
17 The Meaning of Human Rights 107
18 The Value of Candor
19 Rebuilding Trust Begins with Us 116
20 The Work of America: A Catholic Perspective on Rebuilding Trust 121
21 It Is Payback Time for American Business: Reaffirming Affirmative Action from a Market-based Perspective 130
22 Women to the Rescue: A Business Imperative 135
23 Embrace Diversity: Do the Right Thing 143
24 The Chrysler Odometer Scandal 152
25 I Am Here Today to Apologize to All of American Airlines' Employees 157
26 Chrysler Shuts a Plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin 164
27 Crossing the Line: An Industry About to Fail 168
28 Anouncing a Change in Brand Identity 174
29 On the Hardships of Relocation 183
30 Introducing the Ultra 500, a New Strategic Product 186
31 Please Join Me in Congratulating Ourselves 190
32 Tribute to James R. Houghton: One of America's Great CEOs 197
33 Beginning of a New Millennium 202
34 100 Years of Jell-O: Still the Coolest 204
35 Raytheon at 80 210
36 The Best Is Yet to Be: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of American Bridge Company 212
37 Messages from the Heart: An R.R. Donnelly Celebration in Brazil 215
38 Welcome to WasteTech - 2001 221
39 The Best Is Yet to Be: Too Busy to Grow Old 225
40 Heartiest Congratulations to the Community Chest 227
41 Honoring Winner of Award from United Negro College Fund 230
42 Traveling Companions: Commemorating 75 Years of Doing Business in Bartlesville 233
43 Together We Can Make a Difference 237
44 Trying to Be a Failure 242
45 It Has Been One Hell of a Ride 248
46 Thank You for This Wonderful Send-Off 253
47 You Had Me at Hello 255
48 You Went Too Far This Time 259
49 A Wonderful, Caring Friend to the Working Person 261
50 It's a Free-Flight World Out There 266
List of Contributors and Resources 277
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