Great Speeches: How To Make Them ((160-page eBook)

Great Speeches: How To Make Them ((160-page eBook)

by Michael Lee
     
 

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This is the day of concise speech. The tedious, long-drawn-out oratory of former times is no longer tolerated by intelligent audiences. There is a silent but no less insistent demand that a speaker waste no time in words, but give expression to his ideas with reasonable brevity.

It is surprising how much can be said in the space of one minute by a speaker who

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This is the day of concise speech. The tedious, long-drawn-out oratory of former times is no longer tolerated by intelligent audiences. There is a silent but no less insistent demand that a speaker waste no time in words, but give expression to his ideas with reasonable brevity.

It is surprising how much can be said in the space of one minute by a speaker who has his subject well in hand. The most notable example in all history of short speech-making is Lincoln's Gettysburg speech, which occupied in delivery less than three minutes. At the inauguration of the new president of Harvard University, the Hon. John D. Long, president of the Board of Overseers, carried out the impressive ceremony of the day, investing President Lowell with the ceremonial emblems of the office, in a speech of three sentences, as follows:

Abbott Lawrence Lowell, you having been duly chosen to be President of Harvard College, I now, in the name of its governing bodies and in accordance with ancient custom, declare that you are vested with all the powers and privileges of that office. It is a great trust, but it is laid on you in full confidence that you will discharge it in the interest alike of the college we love and of the democracy it serves. I deliver into your hands, as badges of your authority, the college charter, seals and keys. God bless you.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4
What to Say 10
How to Say It 17
Sources of Power 23
Figures of Emphasis 38
The Rhetoric of Public Speaking 36
Extempore Speaking 45
Gesture and Action 52
Analysis of Webster's Reply to Hayne 57
Types of Speaking 69
After-Dinner Speeches 79
Commemorative Speeches 90
Didactic Speeches 99
Eulogistic Speeches 112
Inaugural Speeches 148

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012433459
Publisher:
Nook Ebook
Publication date:
05/05/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
734 KB

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