The Complete Idiot's Guide to Public Speaking
You're no idiot, of course. You can hold your own in water cooler conversation, are the life of the party at get-togethers, and have no problem firing a quick comeback at your smart-alecky friends. But when it comes to standing onstage in front of a group of people, you feel like you're the one in your underwear—not the audience.
Don't hide behind the lectern just yet. The Complete Idiot's Guide‚ to Public Speaking, Second Edition, helps you feel confident and build the skills you need to deliver winning speeches and presentation. In this completely revised and updated Complete Idiot's Guide‚, you'll find:
--Professional guidance on identifying your audience and adapting to the situation.
--Expert advice on effective wardrobe and body language.
--Useful pointers on how to tell jokes.
--Valuable tips on handling hecklers and negative audiences.
--Cutting edge information on using Powerpoint and other visual aids.
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What Fresh Hell Is This?
All the Worlds a Stage
Do You Hear What I hear?
Common Communication Problems
Its All in the Planning
Fun with SPAM
Getting to Know You Audience Analysis
Debate and Parliamentary Procedure
Master of Your Domain
A Thousand Words Visual Aids
Preparing and Using Visual Aids
Types of Speeches
Hear Ye Hear Ye Speaking to Inform
My Way or the Highway Speaking to Persuade
The Life of the Party Speaking to Entertain
Writing Your Speech
Whose Speech Is It Anyway? Speech Style
Time to Outline
Start at the Very Beginning A Very Good Place to Start
Are We There Yet? Conclusions Revisions and Titles
Ever Hear the One About? Using Humor
Taking the Show on the Road Multicultural Concerns and International Speeches
Take It On Home Tackling Specific Kinds of Speeches