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How to write & give a speech : a practical guide for anyone who has to make every word count

Author: Joan Detz
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
Series: Pasts Inc, Studies and Working Papers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third revised St. Martin's Griffin editionView all editions and formats
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"With more than 65,000 copies sold in two editions and recommended by Forbes and U.S. News & World Report, this newly updated guide offers sound advice on every aspect of researching, writing, and delivering an effective speech. Filled with anecdotes, examples, and practical advice, this accessible guide makes one of the most daunting tasks manageable--and even fun. Speaking coach Joan Detz covers everything from  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Detz
ISBN: 9781250041074 1250041074
OCLC Number: 846545815
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 224 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: So, you've been asked to give a speech. Now what? --
Assessing your audience --
Where and when will you speak? --
How to research a speech --
Writing the speech --
How to make it simple --
Style --
Humor : What works, what doesn't, and why --
Special-occasion speeches --
The nitty-gritty details --
Delivery --
Media and social media --
International speeches --
Speakers bureaus --
Speechwriters : How to hire one and how to work with one.
Series Title: Pasts Inc, Studies and Working Papers.
Other Titles: How to write and give a speech
Responsibility: Joan Detz.
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"With more than 65,000 copies sold in two editions and recommended by Forbes and U.S. News & World Report, this newly updated guide offers sound advice on every aspect of researching, writing, and delivering an effective speech. Filled with anecdotes, examples, and practical advice, this accessible guide makes one of the most daunting tasks manageable--and even fun. Speaking coach Joan Detz covers everything from the basics to the finer points of writing and delivering a speech with persuasion, style, and humor. Topics include: Assessing your audience Researching your subject--and deciding what to leave out Keeping it simple Using imagery, quotations, repetition, and humor Special-occasion speeches Speaking to international audiences Using Power Point and other visual aids And many more Updated to include new examples and the latest technology, as well as a section on social media, this is a must-have for anyone who writes and delivers speeches, whether novices or experienced veterans at the podium"--

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A how-to classic. <i>The Washington Post</i></p> Joan Detz has gone a long way toward taking the mystery out of writing and giving an effective speech. For this I will find it hard to forgive her. Read more...

 
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