10 Days to More Confident Public Speaking

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Grand Central Publishing, Jul 1, 2001 - Reference - 224 pages
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Written by an expert in the field, this book has the tools you need to become a relaxed, effective, and commanding public speaker. A clear, concise, step-by-step approach with dozens of inside tips, "10 Days to More Confident Public Speaking" will help you:
-- Overcome nervousness and discover your own natural style
-- Connect with your audience with your very first words
-- Write a speech that builds to an unforgettable conclusion
-- Expertly blend humor and anecdotes into your talks
-- Use proven techniques to memorize your speech
 

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Contents

Public Speaking Improves Every Area of Your Life
Practice Makes Perfect
The Doctor Is In
Relaxation Techniques
Warmup Routines
Tips to Help You Overcome Speaking Anxiety
Your Own Natural Speaking Style
Tip of the Day
Eye Contact
Your Overall Appearance
Voice Tips Guaranteed to Entrance Your Audience
Tip of the Day
The Elements of Language
Ethics
What You Need to Know About Plagiarism
Influential and Memorable Speeches in History

Best Ideas for Organization
Quick Tips to Start Organizing Information About Yourself
Speech Preparation as a Process
Picking Apart a Speech
FiveStep Approach to Developing Speech Content
Clean Up That Clutter
Secrets to Give Your Public Speaking More Impact
Effectively Structuring Your Speech Within the Allotted Time
Tip of the Day
Audience AnalysisIts Your Key to Success
What You Need to Know
The Psychology of Audiences
Report Talk vs Rapport Talk
Please God Dont Let Me Be Boring
Large and Small
Do Your Homework
Techniques for Remembering Speech Material
Physically Prepare Your Speech
The Most Creative Ideas for Presenting Material
Internet Resources That Help Your Presentation Shine
How the Setting of Your Speech Affects Your Delivery
Tip of the Day
Letting Your Body Mirror Your Message
Proper Speaking Posture
Body MovementWalking Patterns
Tips You Must Know About Facial Expressions
Humor Goes a Long Way
Informative
Tip of the Day
How to Prepare for the Unexpected
Great Icebreakers
How to Recognize and Take Advantage of a Spontaneous Moment
The Ceremonial
Videotaping Yourself
SelfTalk
Say It Out Loud
Demonstrative
Tip of the Day
Becoming Your Own Best Coach
Meet and Greet
Persuasive
Reporting on Negative Results or Bad News
Tip of the Day
Final Component
Fielding Questions from Your Audience
What If Nobody Asks a Question?
Ways to Diffuse Hostility
Handling Challenging Questions
Always Treat People with Respect
Impromptu Speech
Tip of the Day
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