The Best of the Passionate Speaker

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Dog Ear Publishing, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 120 pages
"I never get tired of reading and rereading The Passionate Speaker . . . a real treat " - Patricia Fripp, Keynote Speaker, Executive Presentation Skills Coach, former President of the National Speakers Association. MIKE LANDRUM is a speaker, writer, actor and coach. He has spent his long career communicating on the Broadway stage, on national television, in boardrooms and corporate training facilities across the US and abroad. His specialty is helping his clients get their message across to an audience clearly and persuasively. The essays in this book are collected from his popular online newsletter The Passionate Speaker. In them Landrum explores the problems that public speakers encounter as well as the pleasures of this subtle and elusive art. Here you will find practical tips and startling insights that arise from or relate to the art and craft of speaking.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Stories
5
Giving the Speech
7
Belly Breathing
9
Passion
15
Begin with the End
19
Natural Knowing
22
Performance Alignment
25
Happiness
56
Play
61
Persistence
65
Memory
69
Mom
74
Being Right
79
Voice and Diction
84
On Having the Belly for It
89

An African Insight
28
Creativity Is Power
32
About Doubt
36
A Sailing Lesson
41
On Modern Art
47
Leadership
52
Finding Charisma
92
The Inner Critic
98
Sorensen Speaks
104
About the Author
109
Index
111
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