Public Speaking For Dummies (2nd Edition)

Public Speaking For Dummies (2nd Edition)

By: Malcolm Kushner (author)Paperback

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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

About Author

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.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780764559549
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780764559549
  • weight: 330
  • ISBN10: 0764559540
  • edition: 2nd Edition

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