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Public Speaking For Dummies, 2nd Edition : For Dummies (Career/Education) - Malcolm Kushner

Public Speaking For Dummies, 2nd Edition

For Dummies (Career/Education)

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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.


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.


ISBN: 9780764559549
ISBN-10: 0764559540
Series: For Dummies (Career/Education)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 23rd April 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised