×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

How to Write & Give a Speech: A Practical Guide for Anyone Who Has to Make Every Word Count / Edition 3
  • Alternative view 1 of How to Write & Give a Speech: A Practical Guide for Anyone Who Has to Make Every Word Count / Edition 3
  • Alternative view 2 of How to Write & Give a Speech: A Practical Guide for Anyone Who Has to Make Every Word Count / Edition 3
     

How to Write & Give a Speech: A Practical Guide for Anyone Who Has to Make Every Word Count / Edition 3

by Joan Detz
 

See All Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 1250041074

ISBN-13: 9781250041074

Pub. Date: 03/04/2014

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

With more than 65,000 copies sold in two editions and recommended by Forbes and U.S. News & World Report, this newly updated how to guide offers sound advice on every aspect of researching, writing, and delivering an effective speech. Filled with anecdotes, tips, examples, and practical advice, this accessible guide makes one of the most daunting

Overview

With more than 65,000 copies sold in two editions and recommended by Forbes and U.S. News & World Report, this newly updated how to guide offers sound advice on every aspect of researching, writing, and delivering an effective speech. Filled with anecdotes, tips, examples, and practical advice, this accessible guide makes one of the most daunting tasks manageable-and even fun.

Speaking coach Joan Detz covers everything from the basics to the finer points of writing and delivering a speech with persuasion, style, and humor.

Topics include:

- Assessing your audience
- Researching your subject-and deciding what to leave out
- Keeping it simple
- Using imagery, quotations, repetition, and humor
- Special-occasion speeches
- Speaking to international audiences
- Using Power Point and other visual aids
- And many more

Updated to include new examples and the latest technology, as well as a section on social media, this is a must-have for anyone who writes and delivers speeches, whether novices or experienced veterans at the podium.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250041074
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
03/04/2014
Edition description:
Third Edition, Revised Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
421,799
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

TITLE PAGE,
COPYRIGHT NOTICE,
DEDICATION,
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS,
PREFACE,
ONE-SO, YOU'VE BEEN ASKED TO GIVE A SPEECH. NOW WHAT?,
TWO-ASSESSING YOUR AUDIENCE,
THREE-WHERE AND WHEN WILL YOU SPEAK?,
FOUR-HOW TO RESEARCH A SPEECH,
FIVE-WRITING THE SPEECH,
SIX-HOW TO MAKE IT SIMPLE,
SEVEN-STYLE,
EIGHT-HUMOR: WHAT WORKS, WHAT DOESN'T, AND WHY,
NINE-SPECIAL-OCCASION SPEECHES,
TEN-THE NITTY-GRITTY DETAILS,
ELEVEN-DELIVERY,
TWELVE-MEDIA AND SOCIAL MEDIA,
THIRTEEN-INTERNATIONAL SPEECHES,
FOURTEEN-SPEAKERS BUREAUS,
FIFTEEN-SPEECHWRITERS: HOW TO HIRE ONE AND HOW TO WORK WITH ONE,
APPENDIX,
INDEX,
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR HOW TO WRITE & GIVE A SPEECH,
ALSO BY JOAN DETZ,
ABOUT THE AUTHOR,
COPYRIGHT,

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews