Tried-and-true tips for dazzling your audience
Conquer your public speaking jitters and deliver a dynamite speech
Anxious about public speaking? Have no fear! Use this friendly guide as your personal arsenal of tools to overcome stage fright and build a rapport with your audience. From researching your topic and preparing the room to crafting a riveting address, these savvy tips will help you deliver a masterful presentation.
The Dummies Way
� Explanations in plain English
� "Get in, get out" information
� Icons and other navigational aids
� Tear-out cheat sheet
� Top ten lists
� A dash of humor and fun
Discover how to:
� Speak with confidence
� Create spectacular visual aids
� Add power with body language
� Address international and virtual audiences
� Answer questions the right way
Malcolm Kushner is an internationally acclaimed expert on humor and communication who has been profiled in a number of publications and appeared on CNN, NPR, and The Larry King Show.
Introduction. Part I: Getting Started. Chapter 1: Giving a Speech. Chapter 2: Getting Ready to Speak. Chapter 3: Making the Most of Research. Chapter 4: Organizing Your Speech. Part II: Preparing Your Speech. Chapter 5: Body Building: Strengthening the Content of Your Speech. Chapter 6: Getting Off on the Right Foot: Introductions. Chapter 7: All s Well That Ends Well: Conclusions. Part III: Making Your Speech Sparkle. Chapter 8: Making Sense of Your Speech. Chapter 9: Getting the Words Right. Chapter 10: Making Eye Contact Count: Visual Aids. Part IV: Delivering Your Speech. Chapter 11: Overcoming Stage Fright. Chapter 12: Body Language: What s Out, What s In, and What s International. Chapter 13: Handling Questions. Chapter 14: Handling the Audience. Part V: Common Speaking Situations. Chapter 15: Speaking to the City Council and School Board. Chapter 16: Small Talk: Impromptu Speaking and Introducing Other Speakers. Chapter 17: Panels and Roundtables. Chapter 18: Debates. Chapter 19: International Speaking. Chapter 20: Virtual Meetings: Phone, Video, and Web. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten Types of Humor That Anyone Can Use. Chapter 22: Ten Things to Check Before You Speak. Index.