Secrets Successful Speakers / Edition 1

Secrets Successful Speakers / Edition 1

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by Lilly Walters, Lillet Walters
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070680345

ISBN-13: 9780070680340

Pub. Date: 07/01/1993

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

You've seen them in action, and chances are you've admired them. They're professional speakers who grab the interest and attention of an audience with their very first words ... who put magic and motivation into every talk they give - no matter what the subject ... who command five-figure speaking fees. Now you can learn the secrets of their persuasive and…  See more details below

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You've seen them in action, and chances are you've admired them. They're professional speakers who grab the interest and attention of an audience with their very first words ... who put magic and motivation into every talk they give - no matter what the subject ... who command five-figure speaking fees. Now you can learn the secrets of their persuasive and motivational presentations in just 11 easy steps - with the help of this exciting new book! Lilly Walters, executive director of the world-renowned Walters International Speakers Bureau, has combined her expertise with more than 60 of the top speakers in the world - Masters of the Spoken Word - to teach you the same techniques that are used by many of today's most sought-after professional and celebrity speakers. These techniques can usually be learned - if at all - only in expensive courses costing thousands of dollars. Utilizing many highly interactive exercises that are designed to teach specific skills and build confidence, Secrets of Successful Speakers takes you step by step through every facet of successful public speaking. You'll learn to find "the seed" in every speech that's guaranteed to motivate, captivate, and persuade the audience; conquer stage fright with the help of tips and anecdotes from the pros (who once suffered from it, too!); customize different talks for different audiences by analyzing their needs, desires, and listening modes; make your presentation memorable by developing a theme, organizing your material succinctly, and keeping your message simple; project a professional "platform image" through personality, voice, and clothes; motivate audiences to change their actions and attitudes; involve listeners by using everything from humor to eye contact and from empathy to audience participation exercises; and deal smoothly with problems and pitfalls ranging from hecklers ... to faulty audiovisual equipment ... to poor staging. Filled with hundreds of helpful hints and amusing anecdotes

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070680340
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/1993
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,389,622
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Who's Who of the Celebrity Speakers
Foreword
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Step 1Set Objectives That Make a Fabulous Speech: Select the Seed1
Step 2Develop the Right Talk for the Right Audience - Customization: Find Fertile Soil11
Step 3Conquer Stage Fright and Your Fear of Making Changes: Plant the Seed in the Ground31
Step 4Be Credible - Be an Expert: Sink Your Roots Down Deep45
Step 5The Key to a Memorable Presentation - Develop a Theme: A Solid Trunk51
Step 6Finding and Organizing Material in a Memorable Manner: Grow Strong Sturdy Boughs57
Step 7Editing the Material for Its Best Effect: Prune the Deadwood92
Step 8Your Image from the Platform: Leaves of Brilliant Color101
Step 9Motivating an Audience: Call Them to Pick the Fruit121
Step 10Tools to Deliver the Speech and Build Rapport With Your Audience: Till the Soil135
Step 11Avoiding the Problems and Pitfalls of the Platform: Protect It All from Wilt169
Your Presentation Worksheet193
Checklist to Save Your Presentation from Disaster195
The 10 Percent I Hope You Will Remember About My Book203
Curtain Call by Lilly Walters205
Appendix207
Index209

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Secrets Successful Speakers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This book is one of the most helpful books on how to become successful in the speaking business. Lilly Walters is truly one of the best experts in industry. This book should be in the library of every speaker.