Everything Public Speaking Book: Deliver a winning presentation every time! [NOOK Book]

Overview

If you're afraid to speak in public, you're not alone. A well-known study showed that more people put fear of public speaking at the top of their list of fears, even above the fear of death! But armed with The Everything Public Speaking Book, you can conquer your fears and learn practical ways to:
  • Reduce nervousness
  • Set up a room for effective presentations
  • Deal with ...
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Everything Public Speaking Book: Deliver a winning presentation every time!

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Overview

If you're afraid to speak in public, you're not alone. A well-known study showed that more people put fear of public speaking at the top of their list of fears, even above the fear of death! But armed with The Everything Public Speaking Book, you can conquer your fears and learn practical ways to:
  • Reduce nervousness
  • Set up a room for effective presentations
  • Deal with hecklers
  • "Wow" the audience with a motivating message and delivery
  • Leave them begging for more
This pocket guide is packed with practical tools for creating a focused presentation that holds the audience's attention. You'll gain confidence as you build the skills you need to deliver a crowd-pleasing performance-every time!

Scott S. Smith has delivered more than 3,000 speeches, business presentations, and media interviews. He has been a publicist, marketing executive, nonprofit manager, business owner, and speechwriter. Smith is also a freelance journalist whose articles have appeared in Reader's Digest, American Way, Los Angeles Magazine, and American Heritage of Invention and Technology. He lives in West Hollywood, CA.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440524523
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 6/1/2008
  • Series: Everything
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 847,309
  • File size: 721 KB

Table of Contents


Top Ten Reasons You Want to Speak Better in Public     x
Introduction     xi
Acknowledgments     xii
Overcoming Fear     1
The Physiology of Fear     1
The Foundation of a Holistic Approach     3
Calm Winds from the East     6
Exercises Before the Speech     8
Other Methods     9
The Psychology of Fear     11
Know Your Audience     11
Master Your Material     12
Practice Makes Good Enough     13
Get to the Hall Early     15
Out-Psych the Fear     16
Get to the Root of Fear     18
At the Podium     21
The Informative Speech     23
Information Please!     23
Research the Topic     24
Structure Your Speech     26
Grand Opening     26
Strategy for the Body     29
The Grand Finale     32
Eloquent Sources     35
Why Stories     35
Elements of Story Building     37
Personal Anecdotes     39
Others' Experiences     41
Using Great Quotations     42
Citing CorrectSources     45
Adding a Poetic Touch     46
Refining Touches     49
The Need for Revision     49
Simplification and Clarity     50
Vivid Language     52
Allusion     53
Antonyms, Rhyme, Alliteration     55
Analogies, Metaphors, Similes     56
Repetition     58
You're Only Joking     59
Start with a Bit of Wit     59
Know the Audience's Sense of Humor     60
Give Me a Break!     63
Yes, a Borrower Be     64
Develop Your Sense of Humor     68
Constructing Jokes     69
Special Delivery     71
Managing the Audience     73
Get the Audience to Pay Attention     73
The Grumpy Audience     74
Structuring Q&A     75
Anticipating Questions     77
Handling Hostile Questions     78
Hecklers     81
Visual and Audio Aids     83
Handouts     83
Add a Sound Track     84
Props     84
Blackboards, Whiteboards, and Flip Charts     85
Overheads     86
Slides      87
Standard Videos     88
PowerPoint     89
It's Debatable     97
They're Just Formalities     97
Talk the Talk     98
Debate Frameworks     99
Goals     101
Just the Facts, Ma'am     102
It's Only Logical     103
Winning Tactics     105
Taking Care of Business     111
Sales Presentations     111
Speaking Off-the-Cuff     113
A Numbers Game     114
International Audiences     116
Virtual Meetings     119
Working with a Speechwriter     123
Media Interviews: Preparation     127
Media Relations 101     127
Journalists     128
Publicists     130
Your Audience     131
Press Releases     132
Media Interviews: Showtime     137
Radio Interviews     137
TV Interviews     140
Print Interviews     143
Online Interviews     145
Press Conferences     146
Crisis Communications     147
Becoming a Pro: Getting Started     149
Getting Paid to Speak     149
Picking Topics     150
Setting Up a Speaking Business     155
Contracts and Invoices     157
Marketing Locally     159
Becoming a Pro: The Big Time     163
Marketing to Major Buyers     163
Business Associations and Hiring Resources     164
Speakers' Bureaus     165
Test-Marketing Your Own Seminars     168
Putting Together an Effective Mailer     172
Selecting Out-of-Town Facilities     174
Filling Seats     175
Sample Persuasion Speech   Jeff Davidson     177
Sample Internal Marketing Speech   Susan Drake     187
Sample Speeches for Almost Every Occasion     199
Index     237
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