Public Speaking For Dummies

Public Speaking For Dummies

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Inside, find helpful advice on how to:Give polished presentations with confidence and credibility.Prepare your presentation, from research and organization to connecting with your audience.Add power with body lanuage, eye contact, and movement.Use humor to score points and diffuse controversy.
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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 18mm | 358.34g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • 0764551590
  • 9780764551598

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Table of contents

Foreword. Introduction. PART I: A Crash Course in Influencing People. Chapter 1: How to Speak Persuasively. Chapter 2: Speaking with Credibility. Chapter 3: Increasing the Influence of Your Speech (Without Thugs or Drugs). PART II: Preparing Your Presentation. Chapter 4: Getting Started: On Your Mark, Get Set, Now What? Chapter 5: Research Tips and Tricks. Chapter 6: A Web of Resources. Chapter 7: Relating to Your Audience (Without a Paternity Test). Chapter 8: Organizing Your Speech. Chapter 9: Material: Building the Body of Your Speech. Chapter 10: Introductions: Getting Off on the Right Foot. Chapter 11: All's Well That Ends Well: Conclusions and Transitions. Chapter 12: Style: Getting the Words Right. Chapter 13: Visual Aids: The Eye Contact That Really Counts. Chapter 14: Practice Makes Perfect. PART III: Delivering Your Presentation. Chapter 15: Getting the Room Right. Chapter 16: Communicating with Confidence: How to Scare Away Stage Fright. Chapter 17: How to Stand Up and Stand Out. Chapter 18: How to Handle the Audience (Without Leaving Fingerprints). Chapter 19: You Want to Know What? How to Handle Questions. Chapter 20: Panels and Other Special Situations. PART IV: Scoring Points with Humor. Chapter 21: Making Your Point with Humor. Chapter 22: Simple Types of Humor That Anyone Can Use. Chapter 23: Building Yourself Up by Putting Yourself Down. PART V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 24: The Ten Biggest Mistakes Speakers Make. Chapter 25: Ten Great Stories, Ideas, and Concepts to Use in Any Presentation. Chapter 26: Ten Special Occasion Speeches. Chapter 27: Ten Easy Ways to Get Speaking Opportunities. Index. Book Registration Information.
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About Malcolm L. Kushner

Malcolm Kushner, who's been profiled in Time and USA Today, is a popular speaker at Fortune 500 companies. He wrote Successful Presentations For Dummies(R), the previous edition of this book.
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