Speak with Power and Grace: A Woman's Guide to Public Speaking

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Drawing on her own successful experience and presenting advice from top female executives, Linda D. Swink guides women through each step of preparing for a speech and how to deliver it by using visual aids, voice control, and humor, among other techniques. Information is provided for both novice and expert speakers, so every woman will learn something new. This valuable guide will empower any woman who wants her words to be taken seriously and reach new levels of success. ...
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Overview


Drawing on her own successful experience and presenting advice from top female executives, Linda D. Swink guides women through each step of preparing for a speech and how to deliver it by using visual aids, voice control, and humor, among other techniques. Information is provided for both novice and expert speakers, so every woman will learn something new. This valuable guide will empower any woman who wants her words to be taken seriously and reach new levels of success.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806519135
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.86 (d)

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Linda D. Swink is a professional speaker and author who holds a degree in journalism from the University of Texas at El Paso. A member of the National Speakers Association and Toastmasters International, she conducts workshops and seminars that focus on the special concerns women face at the lectern. She lives in Manchester, Connecticut.

Dr. Richard L. Weaver II is a retired professor of speech communication. His previous books include Essentials of Public Speaking and Understanding Interpersonal Communication. He lives in Perrysburg, Ohio.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1 Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking 3
2 The Who, What, Where, When, and How of Preparing a Speech 11
3 Writing the Speech 29
4 Revising the Speech 54
5 Body Language - Making the Right Moves 71
6 From a Whisper to a Roar - The Female Voice 80
7 Visual Aids - I See What You're Saying 95
8 Practice Makes Perfect 113
9 Platform Techniques and Etiquette 120
10 Special Concerns for Women at the Lectern 140
11 The Communication Process 169
12 Humor - No Laughing Matter 178
13 The Executive Briefing 189
14 Meeting the Media 198
15 Making an Introduction 205
16 Serving as Emcee 212
17 Persuasive Speeches 219
18 Special Occasions 225
Conclusion 238
Index 239
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