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Great Speeches for Better Speaking: Listen and Learn from History's Most Memorable Speeches
     

Great Speeches for Better Speaking: Listen and Learn from History's Most Memorable Speeches

by Michael E. Eidenmuller
 
Throughout history, they have moved us. They have enlightened and inspired us. They are our nation's most influential speakers, gifted with the talent to change minds and hearts. What is the almost magical power they possess-and how can you harness it for yourself? The answers are here in this illuminating guide to unforgettable oratory.

Complete with two CDs (more

Overview

Throughout history, they have moved us. They have enlightened and inspired us. They are our nation's most influential speakers, gifted with the talent to change minds and hearts. What is the almost magical power they possess-and how can you harness it for yourself? The answers are here in this illuminating guide to unforgettable oratory.

Complete with two CDs (more than one hundred minutes of audio) featuring six great speeches in their entirety, this tool kit for speakers takes you through an in-depth analysis of these historically significant speeches and the secrets of their eloquent effectiveness. With close examination of each speech, you'll get lessons on how to: Address a difficult situation with help from the Great Communicator, Ronald Reagan, Bring divergent interests together with effective arguments like Edward Kennedy, Capture and hold your audience's attention by mastering General Douglas MacArthur's structural techniques, Style a formal speech with the elegance of John F. Kennedy, Maximize your delivery by studying the power of Barbara Jordan's voice, Use Mary Fisher's special rhetorical tactics to sway even the toughest audience.

About the Author:
Michael E. Eidenmuller, Ph.D., is an associate professor of speech communication at the University of Texas at Tyler and the founder of AmericanRhetoric.com, the Internet's largest database of freely available, complete speeches in both text and audio format. He lives in Whitehouse, Texas

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071472302
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Pages:
209

Meet the Author

Michael E. Eidenmuller, Ph.D., is an associate professor of speech communication at the University of Texas at Tyler and the founder of AmericanRhetoric.com, the Internet's largest database of freely available, complete speeches in both text and audio format. He lives in Whitehouse, Texas.

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