Perfect Speeches for All Occasions

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Random House, Jul 6, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 112 pages
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Have you been asked to give a speech?
Are you worried your nerves will get the better of you?
Do you need some tips on how to deliver your message clearly and effectively?

Perfect Speeches for All Occasions is an indispensable guide for anyone who has to give a talk or presentation. Written by Matt Shinn, a professional speech writer with years of experience in the field, it explains how to structure your speech so that it has the most impact and gives practical advice about controlling your nerves on the big day. Whether you're been asked to say a few words at a party or need to put together a high-level presentation, Perfect Speeches for All Occasions has all you need to make sure you perform with style and confidence.

The Perfect series is a range of practical guides that give clear and straightforward advice on everything from getting your first job to choosing your baby's name. Written by experienced authors offering tried-and-tested tips, each book contains all you need to get it right first time.

 

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Contents

Perfect Speeches for All Occasions
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 Preparation preparation preparation
2 Getting the structure right
3 Writing the speech
4 Adding the flourishes
5 Winning the argument
6 Editing and rehearsing your speech
7 On the day
8 Speeches for all occasions
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Matt Shinn is a freelance writer and editor, whose articles have appeared in The Times, the Guardian and the New Statesman. He is a former speechwriter for a number of UK Cabinet ministers, and he jointly runs an agency, Podium Speechwriters, which provides a complete speechwriting service.

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