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Elements Of Great Speechmaking

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The Elements of Great Speechmaking provides professionals with the tools necessary to communicate effectively and successfully in the 21st century. This is the only book available that teaches the reader how to innovatively infuse speeches and presentations with the crucial components of drama and intrigue. Because of its balance of philosophy, pragmatism, and substance, The Elements of Great Speechmaking will appeal greatly to professionals in educational, governmental, and ...

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Overview

The Elements of Great Speechmaking provides professionals with the tools necessary to communicate effectively and successfully in the 21st century. This is the only book available that teaches the reader how to innovatively infuse speeches and presentations with the crucial components of drama and intrigue. Because of its balance of philosophy, pragmatism, and substance, The Elements of Great Speechmaking will appeal greatly to professionals in educational, governmental, and corporate organizations.

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Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review - Diance C. Donovan
Add drama and intrigue to speeches using the tools of The Elements of Great Speechmaking: Adding Drama & Intrigue, unique in its approach of encouraging readers to innovatively infuse speeches with drama and intrigue to make them memorable and lively. Philosophy, the elements of crafting content, and examples from teaching courses infuse a title packed with detail on everything from speech content to dress.
Communication Education - Cheryl Hamilton
It is obvious from reading Smith's book that he not only finds pleasure in speaking, but also enjoys the creative process of planning and preparing each presentation. Smith's book, well grounded in communication principles, is a real gem.
Tippi Hedren
I am engrossed with your book The Elements of Great Speechmaking!...I'm highlighting whole segments, and so thrilled to add it to my section of autographed books in my library.
Fredrick Muyia Nafukho
I find the book very useful especially with regard to giving speeches.
Roger Williams
In short, it is a masterful book, and one I have and can refer to frequently. I will continue to keep it at deskside.
Midwest Book Review - Diane C. Donovan
Add drama and intrigue to speeches using the tools of The Elements of Great Speechmaking: Adding Drama & Intrigue, unique in its approach of encouraging readers to innovatively infuse speeches with drama and intrigue to make them memorable and lively. Philosophy, the elements of crafting content, and examples from teaching courses infuse a title packed with detail on everything from speech content to dress.
Ideabank Newsletter
The book is quite different in many attractive ways and easy to read. If you are a serious student of speech writing and speechmaking, this book could be a valuable addition to your library.
Ozarks Monthly
His engaging, useful book should be in the library of anyone who is asked to make presentations...The Elements of Great Speechmaking probably won't make the job any easier, but if you follow Smith's superb recommendations, it should make you a far more effective speaker.
— Susan Kirkpatrick, Editor and Publisher
Midwest Book Review
Add drama and intrigue to speeches using the tools of The Elements of Great Speechmaking: Adding Drama & Intrigue, unique in its approach of encouraging readers to innovatively infuse speeches with drama and intrigue to make them memorable and lively. Philosophy, the elements of crafting content, and examples from teaching courses infuse a title packed with detail on everything from speech content to dress.
— Diance C. Donovan
Research Frontiers
Professionals in educational, governmental and corporate positions will find a wealth of relevant information in The Elements of Great Speechmaking.
Communication Education
It is obvious from reading Smith's book that he not only finds pleasure in speaking, but also enjoys the creative process of planning and preparing each presentation. Smith's book, well grounded in communication principles, is a real gem.
— Cheryl Hamilton, Tarran County College
Ozarks Monthly - Susan Kirkpatrick
His engaging, useful book should be in the library of anyone who is asked to make presentations...The Elements of Great Speechmaking probably won't make the job any easier, but if you follow Smith's superb recommendations, it should make you a far more effective speaker.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761828013
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 1/1/2005
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert V. Smith is Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Interim Dean at the Honors College, and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arkansas. The author holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Presentation Pre-Planning: Assessing the Landscape; Interests and Affiliations of Audiences; Further Expectations and Occasion for the Presentation; Location and Timing of the Presentations Chapter 4 Tools and Materials: Humor, Symbolism, Paradox, Satire, and Double Entendre; Quotes, Anecdotes, Proverbs, and Stories: Quotes; Anecdotes; Proverbs; Stories; Colors, Flags and Territorial Representations, and Logos, Seals, and Symbols: Color Chapter 5 Crafting Presentations: Presentation Approaches; Defining Purposes and Choosing Titles, Topics, and Themes of Presentations; Crafting Presentation Content: Getting Ideas; Expansion and Development of Topics and Themes; Historically Linking Themes Chapter 6 Making Presentations: Presentation Tips and techniques: Final Contacts; Timing of Arrival; Setting Up Equipment; Demeanor, Body Language, and Presentation Techniques; Handling Questions and Comments; Graciously Following-Up Chapter 7 Epilogue Chapter 8 Appendices: Self Deprecatory Humor; Art and Artist References in the Talk: The Art and Science of Personnel Development and Productivity in the Twenty-first Century Workplace; Quotes; Proverbs; Colors and Associated Disciplines, Symbolism, and Virtues; Hi Chapter 9 Bibliography Chapter 10 Index Chapter 11 About the Author

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