Advanced Public Speaking: Dynamics and Techniques

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Xlibris Corporation, Jan 23, 2015 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 272 pages
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The text provides instruction on how to give different types of presentations and how to improve upon other communication skills including listening. Topics include harnessing the fear of public speaking, applying immediacy, storytelling, motivating others, listening actively, interviewing successfully, lecturing and conducting workshops effectively, speaking off the cuff, selling yourself and your business, and presenting for special occasions. Aristotles Canons of Rhetoric are also discussed as a foundation to organizing and delivering dynamic presentations. The book is ideal as a text for an Advanced Public Speaking course.

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Topicsto Be Covered Importance of an Advanced Public Speaking Course
Five Canons of Rhetoric
FiveCanons ofRhetoric
Immediacy Behaviors and Delivery Techniques
Before and After the Presentation
Make it Personal
The Followup Letter
Why WeTuneIn and Tune
Rules for Conversation
Construct an Effective Close

Assessing ImmediacyBehaviors
What Is a Motivational Speech?
Sales Presentations

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Dr. Ruth Livingston has twenty years of experience in the field of communication. She teaches college courses and conducts workshops on public speaking and enhancing communication skills. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in communication and has two master’s degrees, one in education and the other in professional communication. Her PhD is in professional studies in education. Contact Dr. Livingston at for workshop information.

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