The Complete Guide to Public Speaking

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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.

Author Jeff Davidson distills his eighteen years of experience ...

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Overview

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.

Author Jeff Davidson distills his eighteen years of experience as a public speaker, covering every aspect of public speaking, from the practical details of presentations to the psychological issues of inspiring an audience. Insightful and compelling, this is both a handy resource for information on the public speaker’s most pressing questions, as well as a primer for those who are new to the field. Every chapter is full of expert advice and practical information. Inside you’ll find thorough guidance on topics such as:

  • Identifying and developing dynamic speaking topics
  • Adding spice to your presentation with humor, gestures, and stories
  • Marketing your speech and speaking capabilities
  • Negotiating speaking contracts
  • Preparing for the big moment–from room check to show time
  • Inspiring your audience
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471236078
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/3/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

JEFF DAVIDSON is a noted public speaker who has given presentations and speeches on a variety of topics. Some of his clients have included AOL, American Express, Nortel Networks, Wells Fargo, the IRS, and the National Association of Realtors. He is the coauthor of many successful books including Marketing Your Consulting and Professional Services, Third Edition and Getting New Clients, Second Edition, both from Wiley.
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Table of Contents

PART I: IDENTIFYING AND CREATING A DYNAMITE SPEAKING TOPIC.

Chapter 1: A Bevy of Speech Topics.

Chapter 2: Appealing to People's Emotions.

Chapter 3: Why Do You Want to Speak?

Chapter 4: Researching Your Topic.

Chapter 5: Tapping Your Hidden Strengths.

Chapter 6: Dealing with Change: The All Pervasive Topic.

Chapter 7: Meeting Types and Variations.

PART II: DEVELOPING AND ENLIVENING YOUR PRESENTATION.

Chapter 8: Get Humorous or Get Going.

Chapter 9: Presenting the Best of You.

Chapter 10: The High-Content Presentation.

Chapter 11: Body and Movement.

Chapter 12: All about Visuals.

Chapter 13: Developing Your Signature Story.

Chapter 14: Making Your Story Even Better.

Chapter 15: Pauses and Silences.

PART III: MARKETING YOUR SPEECH AND SPEAKING CAPABILITIES.

Chapter 16: The Client's Mind-Set.

Chapter 17: Positioning Is the Best Marketing.

Chapter 18: Making Measured Progress.

Chapter 19: Getting Paid and Selling Your Services.

Chapter 20: Developing a Dynamite One-Sheet.

Chapter 21: Collecting and Using Kudo Letters.

Chapter 22: I'm Ready for My Video, Mr. DeMille.

PART IV: PREPARING FOR AND NEGOTIATING SPEAKER CONTRACTS.

Chapter 23: What Meeting Planners Seek.

Chapter 24: Preempt the Pack and Close the Deal.

Chapter 25: What Goes into a Speaker Agreement?

Chapter 26: Variations on Product Sales.

Chapter 27: Show Me the Money.

PART V: GROUNDWORK.

Chapter 28: Responsiveness and Balance.

Chapter 29: The Diversity Factor.

Chapter 30: Staying in Touch All the While.

Chapter 31: Planning for Audience Involvement.

Chapter 32: Preparing a Seamless Presentation.

Chapter 33: Your Introduction Is Crucial.

Chapter 34: Have a Great Trip.

Chapter 35: Meeting Room Layouts.

Chapter 36: Handling Speaker Challenges.

PART VI: CAPTIVATING AND INSPIRING YOUR AUDIENCES.

Chapter 37: Pre-Speech Activities.

Chapter 38: Open with a Flourish.

Chapter 39: Audience Involvement.

Chapter 40: Audience Responsiveness.

Chapter 41: Reading (and Mis-Reading) Your Audience.

Chapter 42: Traps and Tips.

Chapter 43: Why Speakers Fail to Hit the Mark.

Bibliography and Further Reading.

About the Author.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2007

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    If you are new in public speaking or have been doing it for a while, the Complete Guide to Public Speaking will be a valuable tool. This book delivers on its promise in every way. In a frank, but often humorous way, the author 'tells it like it is,' providing insightful and instructive information on how to be a better public speaker. The part on what to do if you blank out in the middle of a speech and how to avoid excessive perspiration is a hoot, and rings all too true for those of us who have been there and unfortunately done that. If you are not a humor speaker you will find the part on using humor to be very interesting because, as the author contends, all speeches could benefit from humor and all speakers have the ability to be humorous. In any case, I highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    This book would make a nice addition to the personal library of

    This book would make a nice addition to the personal library of anyone who is a public speaker or who is thinking of being a public speaker. It's packed with the kind of information you might pay a considerable amount for if you hired a speech coach or took a course on public speaking.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    Davidson is an expert at public speaking, and it shows in his wr

    Davidson is an expert at public speaking, and it shows in his writing. Whether you're just starting out or a veteran, I think everyone can find some useful tips from this book. 

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