The Complete Idiot's Guide to Public Speaking: 2nd Edition

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Penguin, Jun 1, 1999 - Business & Economics - 384 pages

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 presentations. 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?
Stage Fright
All the Worlds a Stage
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Common Communication Problems
Its All in the Planning
Conclusions Revisions and Titles
Using Humor
Multicultural Concerns
Take It On Home Tackling Specific Kinds of Speeches
Persuasive Speeches
Entertaining Speeches
Speaking OfftheCuff
Debate and Parliamentary Procedure

Audience Analysis
Types of Speeches
Job Training Sessions
Speaking to Inform
Speaking to Persuade
Speaking to Entertain
Writing Your Speech
Getting Organized
Time to Outline
Start at the Very Beginning A Very Good Place to Start
Whats as reliable as losing your quarter in a public telephone as constant as dandruff
Body Building
Master of Your Domain
Preparing and Using Visual Aids
Using PowerPoint
The second edition of The Complete Idiots Guide to Public Speaking contains brandnew
Smashing the Sound Barrier
Dress and Grooming
The Moment of Truth
Last Licks
Further Readings

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About the author (1999)

Dr. Laurie E. Rozakis has published dozens of books, including 'Shaum's Quick Guide to Writing Research Papers, Study Skills for the Utterly Confused and 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grammar and Style.' She is a full professor of English and humanities at State University of New York at Farmingdale, and has taught English and research skills for more than fifteen years.

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