How to Write and Give a Speech: A Practical Guide For Executives, PR People, the Military, Fund-Raisers, Politicians, Educators, and Anyone Who Has to Make Every Word Count

How to Write and Give a Speech: A Practical Guide For Executives, PR People, the Military, Fund-Raisers, Politicians, Educators, and Anyone Who Has to Make Every Word Count

by Joan Detz
     
 

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This newly updated guide offers sound advice on every aspect of writing and giving an effective speech. Filled with fresh examples and practical tips, this accessible book shows how to improve both the content and delivery of any presentation.

Learn how to:
- Assess an audience
- Research your subject
- Give team presentations
- Speak to

Overview

This newly updated guide offers sound advice on every aspect of writing and giving an effective speech. Filled with fresh examples and practical tips, this accessible book shows how to improve both the content and delivery of any presentation.

Learn how to:
- Assess an audience
- Research your subject
- Give team presentations
- Speak to international audiences
- Use humorCreate a memorable style
- Handle copyright issues
- Use PowerPoint and other audio-visuals
- Handle Q&A sessions
- Control nervousness

Updated with brand new sections, this book will help both novices and experts speak with clarity, confidence, and clout.

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From the Publisher

“A how-to classic.” —The Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312302733
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
12/02/2002
Edition description:
Second Edition, Revised Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
753,755
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 7.91(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

Joan Detz coaches executives, offers media training, and conducts presentation skills workshops for major corporations. A popular presenter at professional conferences, she also teaches seminars in public speaking and speechwriting. Author of Can You Say a Few Words? and It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It, she lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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