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.