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Overview

In these pages Karen Lawson offers practical, how-to approaches for keeping the glitches out of your presentations and using interactive methods to increase audience impact and ensure speaker success. In addition to explaining the concepts, Lawson provides proven techniques for connecting with audiences and actively encouraging them to participate in your presentations and speeches. And she uses her own learning experiences to help you avoid as many problems as possible ... and keep your cool when you hit a snag.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205268115
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 9/9/1998
  • Series: Essence of Public Speaking Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.53 (w) x 8.45 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I Understanding Your Audience and Yourself
Ch. 1 Demographic Influences and Challenges 1
Ch. 2 Audience and Speaker Attitudes, Value Systems, and Style Differences 14
Ch. 3 Audience Needs and Expectations 27
Pt. II Involving through Seeing
Ch. 4 Using Visuals - Low Cost to High Tech 37
Ch. 5 Speaking as a Performing Art 61
Ch. 6 Creating Word Pictures 81
Pt. III Involving through Doing
Ch. 7 Audience Participation 104
Ch. 8 Interacting with Your Audience 127
Ch. 9 Handling Questions 146
Ch. 10 Dealing with Problem Situations 166
App.: Resources 189
References 191
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2000

    Wake up your audience and get them to pay attention to you!

    This book presents many tips and strategies for getting audience members actively involved via interaction with the speaker and each other. You will learn how to deal with difficult audience members, discuss the art and skill of handling questions during a structured Q & A period as well as during your speech. This book also contains specific ideas about and techniques for using visual aids. Involving Your Audience will help you to become an interactive speaker able to grasp today's students who have shorter attention spans due to today's video games, television and computers.

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