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The Art of Speeches and Presentations by Whether you like it or loathe it, public speaking is something many of us have to do. Be it presentations to colleagues or speeches to a room full of near strangers, we all want to shine…or at least get through it with our dignity intact. Luckily Philip Collins, former Chief Speech Writer to Tony Blair, knows exactly what’s needed to give a storming speech.
The secret, according to Philip, is content. Too many of us focus on how we’re presenting, and don’t spend enough time thinking about what we’re presenting. The secret to memorable, polished speeches is to think more about the material you’re sharing – to pay attention to detail and choose your works carefully. Speech writing is and art – and art we can all learn.
Call Number: PN4129.15 .C63 2012
Publication Date: 2012-05-07
As We Speak by Two of the world’s most sought-after consultants present a revolutionary, empowering guide to public speaking and becoming a more effective, persuasive communicator in all areas of life. Even for the most accomplished, public speaking can be a nerve-racking ordeal. Whether it’s speaking to a large audience, within a group, or in a one-on-one conversation, the way in which we communicate ideas, as much as the ideas themselves, can determine success or failure. With a client roster that includes NestlÉ, Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard, ING, and PG&E, Peter Meyers—a former actor and theater director and the founder of Stand & Deliver consulting group—and former radio host Shann Nix have honed a comprehensive approach for tackling the underlying obstacles that almost everyone experiences when faced with speaking in public. At the core of As We Speak lies a simple, three-step approach that addresses content, delivery, and state of mind. Meyers and Nix take readers through every aspect of high-performance communication, from using your hands, eyes, voice, and body effectively to creating a clear structure of ideas that gives listeners a memorable experience. They also reveal how their principles can be used to improve communication with family and friends, even when it comes to important or awkward conversations. Forthright, supportive, and laden with extras—from tips to communicating by email to downloadable audio exercises— As We Speak will help readers find their voice, and make it heard.
Call Number: HM1166 .M49 2011
Publication Date: 2011-07-26
Speak Up by
Call Number: PN4129.15 .F73 2011
Publication Date: 2011-01-04
TED Talks by For anyone who has ever been inspired by a TED Talk ... This is an insider's guide to creating talks that are unforgettable. Since taking over TED in 2001, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, sharing knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience's worldview; it can be more powerful than anything in written form. This book explains how the miracle of powerful public speaking is achieved, and equips you to give it your best shot. There is no set formula; no two talks should be the same. But there are tools that can empower any speaker. Chris Anderson has worked behind the scenes with all the TED speakers who have inspired us the most, and here he shares their insights. This is the twenty-first century's new manual for truly effective communication, and it is a must-read for anyone who is ready to create impact with their ideas.
Call Number: PN4129.15 .A53 2016
Publication Date: 2016-05-01
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