The Elements of Great Speechmaking: Adding Drama & Intrigue

The Elements of Great Speechmaking: Adding Drama & Intrigue

by Robert V. Smith
     
 

The Elements of Great Speechmaking provides professionals with the tools necessary to communicate effectively and successfully in the 21st century. This is the only book available that teaches the reader how to innovatively infuse speeches and presentations with the crucial components of drama and intrigue. Because of its balance of philosophy, pragmatism, and

Overview

The Elements of Great Speechmaking provides professionals with the tools necessary to communicate effectively and successfully in the 21st century. This is the only book available that teaches the reader how to innovatively infuse speeches and presentations with the crucial components of drama and intrigue. Because of its balance of philosophy, pragmatism, and substance, The Elements of Great Speechmaking will appeal greatly to professionals in educational, governmental, and corporate organizations.

Editorial Reviews

Ideabank Newsletter
The book is quite different in many attractive ways and easy to read. If you are a serious student of speech writing and speechmaking, this book could be a valuable addition to your library.
Ozarks Monthly - Susan Kirkpatrick
His engaging, useful book should be in the library of anyone who is asked to make presentations...The Elements of Great Speechmaking probably won't make the job any easier, but if you follow Smith's superb recommendations, it should make you a far more effective speaker.
Tippi Hedren
I am engrossed with your book The Elements of Great Speechmaking!...I'm highlighting whole segments, and so thrilled to add it to my section of autographed books in my library.
Fredrick Muyia Nafukho
I find the book very useful especially with regard to giving speeches.
Midwest Book Review - Diane C. Donovan
Add drama and intrigue to speeches using the tools of The Elements of Great Speechmaking: Adding Drama & Intrigue, unique in its approach of encouraging readers to innovatively infuse speeches with drama and intrigue to make them memorable and lively. Philosophy, the elements of crafting content, and examples from teaching courses infuse a title packed with detail on everything from speech content to dress.
Roger Williams
In short, it is a masterful book, and one I have and can refer to frequently. I will continue to keep it at deskside.
Research Frontiers
Professionals in educational, governmental and corporate positions will find a wealth of relevant information in The Elements of Great Speechmaking.
Communication Education - Cheryl Hamilton
It is obvious from reading Smith's book that he not only finds pleasure in speaking, but also enjoys the creative process of planning and preparing each presentation. Smith's book, well grounded in communication principles, is a real gem.
Ozarks Monthly
His engaging, useful book should be in the library of anyone who is asked to make presentations...The Elements of Great Speechmaking probably won't make the job any easier, but if you follow Smith's superb recommendations, it should make you a far more effective speaker.
— Susan Kirkpatrick, Editor and Publisher
Midwest Book Review
Add drama and intrigue to speeches using the tools of The Elements of Great Speechmaking: Adding Drama & Intrigue, unique in its approach of encouraging readers to innovatively infuse speeches with drama and intrigue to make them memorable and lively. Philosophy, the elements of crafting content, and examples from teaching courses infuse a title packed with detail on everything from speech content to dress.
— Diance C. Donovan
Communication Education
It is obvious from reading Smith's book that he not only finds pleasure in speaking, but also enjoys the creative process of planning and preparing each presentation. Smith's book, well grounded in communication principles, is a real gem.
— Cheryl Hamilton, Tarran County College
Midwest Book Review - Diance C. Donovan
Add drama and intrigue to speeches using the tools of The Elements of Great Speechmaking: Adding Drama & Intrigue, unique in its approach of encouraging readers to innovatively infuse speeches with drama and intrigue to make them memorable and lively. Philosophy, the elements of crafting content, and examples from teaching courses infuse a title packed with detail on everything from speech content to dress.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761828013
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
05/21/2004
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.65(d)

What People are saying about this

Tippi Hedren
I am engrossed with your book The Elements of Great Speechmaking!...I'm highlighting whole segments, and so thrilled to add it to my section of autographed books in my library.
Roger Williams
In short, it is a masterful book, and one I have and can refer to frequently. I will continue to keep it at deskside.
Fredrick Muyia Nafukho
I find the book very useful especially with regard to giving speeches.

Meet the Author

Robert V. Smith is Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Interim Dean at the Honors College, and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arkansas. The author holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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