Tried-and-true tips for dazzling your audience Conquer your public speaking jitters and deliver a dynamite speech Anxious about public speaking? Have no fear! Use this friendly guide as your personal arsenal of tools to overcome stage fright and build a rapport with your audience. From researching your topic and preparing the room to crafting a riveting address, these savvy tips will help you deliver a masterful presentation. The Dummies Way * Explanations in plain English * "Get in, get out" information * Icons and other navigational aids * Tear-out cheat sheet * Top ten lists * A dash of humor and fun Discover how to: * Speak with confidence * Create spectacular visual aids * Add power with body language * Address international and virtual audiences * Answer questions the right way
About the Author
Malcolm Kushner is an internationally acclaimed expert on humor and communication who has been profiled in a number of publications and appeared on CNN, NPR, and The Larry King Show.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started.
Chapter 1: Giving a Speech.
Chapter 2: Getting Ready to Speak.
Chapter 3: Making the Most of Research.
Chapter 4: Organizing Your Speech.
Part II: Preparing Your Speech.
Chapter 5: Body Building: Strengthening the Content of Your Speech.
Chapter 6: Getting Off on the Right Foot: Introductions.
Chapter 7: All’s Well That Ends Well: Conclusions.
Part III: Making Your Speech Sparkle.
Chapter 8: Making Sense of Your Speech.
Chapter 9: Getting the Words Right.
Chapter 10: Making Eye Contact Count: Visual Aids.
Part IV: Delivering Your Speech.
Chapter 11: Overcoming Stage Fright.
Chapter 12: Body Language: What’s Out, What’s In, and What’s International.
Chapter 13: Handling Questions.
Chapter 14: Handling the Audience.
Part V: Common Speaking Situations.
Chapter 15: Speaking to the City Council and School Board.
Chapter 16: Small Talk: Impromptu Speaking and Introducing Other Speakers.
Chapter 17: Panels and Roundtables.
Chapter 18: Debates.
Chapter 19: International Speaking.
Chapter 20: Virtual Meetings: Phone, Video, and Web.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 21: Ten Types of Humor That Anyone Can Use.
Chapter 22: Ten Things to Check Before You Speak.