Can You Say a Few Words?: How to Prepare and Deliver Award Presentations, Dedications, Eulogies and Prayers, Introductions, Retirements and Farewells, Acceptance Speeches, Wedding, Birthday, Anniversary Toasts, and More.
-Your alma mater asks you to say a few words at an upcoming fundraising dinner
-You've won an employee award and will have to give a short acceptance speech at the ceremony
-Your parents are celebrating their 50th anniversary, and you'd like to make a toast at their party
Everyone's counting on you to sound polished, to be prepared, to speak with savvy-in short, to give a speech that's as memorable as the occasion itself.
Don't dread these invitations to speak. Instead, learn to prepare clear, concise, and engaging speeches that will live up to your audience's expectations and match the mood of the occasion.
Award-winning corporate speechwriter Joan Detz offers solid advice for tackling this nerve-racking task-with pointers, tips, and trade secrets that will help you make the most of every speaking opportunity.
Clearly written and fun to read, this invaluable guide provides all the practical advice and encouragement you need to deliver a winning speech.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Giving Them and Getting Them
Master of Ceremonies
American anecdotes anniversary answer asked audience audience's battle of Gallipoli better Billy Graham birthday boring Calvin Coolidge celebration coach College commencement create dedication drama therapy Ed Koch emotional eulogy event example eyes farewell feel Franklin Delano Roosevelt fumble fund-raising give a speech Hank Aaron honor honorary degree Humor introduce Joan Detz John Cardinal O'Connor keep kids Lady Bird Johnson lectern listeners look Lyndon Johnson Ma'amin Mario Cuomo Marion Ross mayor meeting memorial service nervous never offer once organization panelists person praise prayer President Bush Q&A session question quotes rabbi remember response retirement sense shared someone speak speaker speechwriting spoke stand statistics story sure talk tell terrific thank there's things toast tribute turn University What's who's words worry York