Can You Say a Few Words?, Second Revised Edition: How to Prepare and Deliver a Speech for Any Special Occasion

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Macmillan, Mar 21, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 192 pages
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-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.

 

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Contents

Anniversaries
7
Birthdays
22
Change of Command and Job Promotions
28
Commencements
37
Buildings Monuments Parks
48
Eulogies
57
Farewells
67
Honorary Degrees
76
Patriotic Ceremonies
97
Prayers
104
Retirement Tributes
123
SalesInformation Booths
129
Substitute Speaking
138
Words of Welcome
146
Glossary of Rhetorical Techniques
153
Index of Speakers
171

Introducing Speakers
82
Meetings
89

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Joan Detz, author of How to Write & Give a Speech, and It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It, coaches executives, offers media training, and teaches presentation skills workshops. The Joan Detz Speechwriting Seminars have trained speechwriters for The White House, prominent executives, university presidents, and top military leaders.


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