Motivating Your Audience: Speaking to the Heart (Part of the Essence of Public Speaking Series) / Edition 1

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Overview

Corporations and associations spend millions each year on professional speakers who can move people from where they are to where they could be. Through motivational speeches, speakers reinforce audience values by addressing peoples' emotions. To persuade, a speaker must also add logic and evidence. Narrative, humor, metaphor, poetry, and even music help speakers achieve their goals. This book offers a recipe for creating speeches that connect with audiences, motivating and persuading and remain in the audience's hearts and minds. "Speak to the heart," says author Hanoch McCarty. "Find what is at the core of your audience's concerns. Keep your eyes and ears tuned to finding out those central, most important feelings, concerns, issues, or values and speak to them directly. That is the key, the foundation, the secret to the art of motivational speaking."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205268948
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 11/10/1998
  • Series: Essence of Public Speaking Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 164
  • Sales rank: 959,861
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Hanoch McCarty Ed.D. is co-author of the New York Times Bestseller, A 4th Course of Chicken Soup for the Soul and a number of other popular books on kindness, self-esteem, and human behavior. He served for nearly twenty years as a professor at Cleveland State University in Ohio. He is also a nationally recognized and very popular motivational speaker on employee motivation, maximizing productivity, and on balancing the pressures of work life and home life. A long-time member of the National Speakers Association, his presentation, The Hidden Power of Kindness in the Workplace, is receiving rave reviews from his clients who include Fortune 500 companies, governmental agencies, school systems, and professional associations all over the U.S. and Canada.

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Table of Contents

1.Introduction.

2.How Did I Get into This in the First Place?

3.What Motivates People?

4.What Is a Motivational Speech?

5.Preparing Yourself to Motivate Others.

6.Owning the Space.

7.Motivating through the Power of the Story.

8.Speaking from Your Heart: Intentionally.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2006

    Brilliant and Iconoclastic

    I came across this book at a conference I went to in Texas. I think the author was one of the presenters on the days before I got there, so I don't know if he uses his own techniques, but the book was an absolute eyeopener to me. I learned how you can use your knowledge (which he shares with you here) to tap into the intrinsic and momentary motivations extant in the audience and connect with them more effectively. I had thought it was going to be manipulative, but my fears were quickly allayed. The man knows what he's talking about. I've found it useful in my work as a sales director of a medium sized corporation in East Texas. I've got to connect with my salespeople quickly and accurately and this book showed me how.

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