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The elements of great speechmaking : adding drama & intrigue

Author: Robert V Smith
Publisher: Dallas : University Press of America, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Elements of Great Speechmaking provides professionals with the tools necessary to communicate effectively and successfully in the 21st century. This is the only book available that teaches the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert V Smith
ISBN: 076182801X 9780761828013
OCLC Number: 56416868
Description: xiv, 190 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Sect. I. Presentation pre-planning --
1. Assessing the landscape --
Sect. II. Tools and materials --
2. Humor, symbolism, paradox, satire, and double entendre --
3. Quotes, anecdotes, proverbs, and stories --
4. Colors, flags and territorial representations, and logos, seals, and symbols --
5. Artwork and works of art --
6. History, literature, and popular culture --
7. Science and technology --
8. Social sciences --
9. Sartorial accessories, artifacts, and props --
Sect. III. Crafting presentations --
10. Presentation approaches --
11. Defining purposes and choosing titles, topics, and themes of presentations --
12. Crafting presentation content --
13. Finishing touches --
Sect. IV. Making presentations --
14. Presentation tips and techniques --
App. 1. Self-deprecatory humor --
App. 2. Art and artist references in the talk : the art and science of personnel development and productivity in the twenty-first century workplace --
App. 3. Quotes --
App. 4. Proverbs --
App. 5. Colors and associated disciplines, symbolism, and virtues --
App. 6. Historical allusions and quotes --
App. 7. Literary quotes, references, and background --
App. 8. Fair use provisions (section 107) of the 1976 U.S. Copyright Act, as amended --
relevant to educational use of copyright materials considered for use in presentations --
App. 9. Sartorial accessories and related allusions, references, or themes useful in talks --
App. 10. Example of a biographical sketch for use in making introductions.
Responsibility: Robert V. Smith.
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The book is quite different in many attractive ways and easy to read. If you are a serious student of speech writing and speechmaking, this book could be a valuable addition to your library. Ideabank Read more...

 
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