Can You Say a Few Words?

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-Your parents are celebrating their 50th anniversary, and you'd like to make a toast at their party

Everyone's counting on you to sound polished, to be prepared, to speak with savvy-in short, to give a speech that's as memorable as the occasion itself.

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New Ships From Canada. New in new dust jacket. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 182 p. Audience: General/trade. Norman Vincent Peale "'"...helped me to speak better. I recommend ... this book to anyone who wishes to use words well. "'"--This text refers to the Paperback edition. Book Description-Your alma mater asks you to say a few words at an upcoming fundraising dinner-You've won an employee award and will have to give a short acceptance speech at the ceremony-Your parents are celebrating their 50th anniversary, and you'd like to make a toast at their party Everyone's counting on you to sound polished, to be prepared, to speak with savvy-in short, to give a speech that's as memorable as the occasion itself. Don't dread these invitations to speak. Instead, learn to prepare clear, concise, and engaging speeches that will live up to your audience's expectations and match the mood of the occasion. Award-winning corporate speechwriter Joan Detz offers solid advice for tackling this nerve-racking. Read more Show Less

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1991 Hard cover First edition. New in new dust jacket. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 182 p. Audience: General/trade. Norman Vincent Peale "...helped me to speak better. I ... recommend this book to anyone who wishes to use words well. "--This text refers to the Paperback edition. Book Description-Your alma mater asks you to say a few words at an upcoming fundraising dinner-You've won an employee award and will have to give a short acceptance speech at the ceremony-Your parents are celebrating their 50th anniversary, and you'd like to make a toast at their party Everyone's counting on you to sound polished, to be prepared, to speak with savvy-in short, to give a speech that's as memorable as the occasion itself. Don't dread these invitations to speak. Instead, learn to prepare clear, concise, and engaging speeches that will live up to your audience's expectations and match the mood of the occasion. Award-winning corporate speechwriter Joan Detz offers solid advice for tackling this nerve-racking task-with po Read more Show Less

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Overview

-Your alma mater asks you to say a few words at an upcoming fundraising dinner
-You've won an employee award and will have to give a short acceptance speech at the ceremony
-Your parents are celebrating their 50th anniversary, and you'd like to make a toast at their party

Everyone's counting on you to sound polished, to be prepared, to speak with savvy-in short, to give a speech that's as memorable as the occasion itself.

Don't dread these invitations to speak. Instead, learn to prepare clear, concise, and engaging speeches that will live up to your audience's expectations and match the mood of the occasion.

Award-winning corporate speechwriter Joan Detz offers solid advice for tackling this nerve-racking task-with pointers, tips, and trade secrets that will help you make the most of every speaking opportunity.

Clearly written and fun to read, this invaluable guide provides all the practical advice and encouragement you need to deliver a winning speech.
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Norman Vincent Peale
Can You Say a Few Words? by Joan Detz has helped me to speak better. I recommend this book to anyone who wishes to use words well.
Roger Ailes
Let me say a few words about Joan Detz: her books are great.
—(Roger Ailes, Top Presidential and Corporate Communications Consultant, and Author of You Are the Message)
Maria Cuomo
Joan Detz has gone a long way toward taking the mystery out of writing and giving an effective speech. For this, I will find it hard to forgive her.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312060145
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1991
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 182

Meet the Author

Joan Detz, author of How to Write & Give a Speech, is a leading speechwriter for senior executives. Previously on the faculty of New York University's Business and Management Program, she now lectures on public speaking around the country.
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