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Title:
The complete idiot's guide to speaking in public with confidence.
Author:
Rozakis, Laurie.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Alpha ; Hemel Hempstead : Prentice Hall, 1999.
Physical Description:
352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Previous ed.: 1997.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
Added Title:
Speaking in public with confidence.
ISBN:
9780028633831
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Book

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Author Notes

Laurie Rozakis, Ph.D., is a highly accomplished public speaker, English professor, and author. Among her many highly successful books are The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grammar and Style, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Making Money Freelanching, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature. Dr. Rozakis lives in Farmingdale, New York.


Table of Contents

Part 1 Clearing Your Throatp. 1
1 What Fresh Hell Is This?p. 3
You Mean I Have to Get Up and Say Something?p. 4
Fright Nightp. 4
Top Ten Excuses People Use to Avoid Public Speakingp. 6
Why We Feel Nervous About Public Speakingp. 9
2 Stage Frightp. 11
Armchair Diagnosis: Symptoms of Stage Frightp. 12
Why You're Afraidp. 13
Conquer Your Fearp. 16
Physical and Mental Exercises for Releasing Stressp. 16
Symptoms and Solutionsp. 18
Take a Test Runp. 19
Use It!p. 19
3 All the World's a Stagep. 21
Reach Out and Touch Someonep. 22
So Why Do This to Yourself?p. 23
The Leader of the Packp. 25
Why You're Reading Thisp. 30
4 Do You Hear What I Hear?p. 31
First Contactp. 32
You're Only Humanp. 32
Types of Communicationp. 34
Special Deliveryp. 35
5 Common Communication Problemsp. 39
Say What?p. 40
Check Matep. 41
Communication Isn't Always Valuablep. 42
Communication Can't Solve Everythingp. 42
More Communication Isn't Always Betterp. 43
Say What You Meanp. 44
Communication Can Be Complexp. 45
Part 2 It's All in the Planningp. 47
6 Fun with SPAMp. 49
Situationp. 49
Purposep. 51
Audiencep. 53
Methodp. 54
7 Getting to Know You: Audience Analysisp. 57
Why Me?p. 58
People Who Need Peoplep. 58
Let Me Entertain Youp. 60
Why Are They Here?p. 61
Appearance Doesn't Matter--Or Does It?p. 62
Gender Benderp. 62
Dumb as Toast?p. 63
Spin Doctorp. 64
Your Place in the Sunp. 64
Location, Location, Locationp. 65
Pull It Togetherp. 65
8 Types of Speechesp. 67
The Three Main Kinds of Public Speakingp. 68
A-to-Z Speechesp. 69
9 Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Speaking to Informp. 77
Dream Themep. 78
What If You Have Nothing to Say?p. 79
Basic Patternsp. 80
Hit the Booksp. 82
Leaving it Unsaidp. 84
10 My Way or the Highway: Speaking to Persuadep. 87
I've Looked at Life from Both Sides Nowp. 88
Surfing the Netp. 89
Buyer Bewarep. 89
Taking a Sidep. 92
Appealing to Logicp. 92
Appealing to Emotionp. 93
Would You Buy a Used Speech from This Person?p. 94
Truth or Consequencesp. 95
11 The Life of the Party: Speaking to Entertainp. 99
Playing the Crowdp. 100
Developing a Clear, Central Themep. 100
Doing the Heavy Liftingp. 101
Get the Facts!p. 102
Share and Share Alikep. 104
Making Happy Talkp. 104
Part 3 Writing Your Speechp. 107
12 Whose Speech Is It, Anyway?: Speech Stylep. 109
Words and More Wordsp. 110
Hone the Tonep. 112
Avoid Sexist Language, Babyp. 115
Go Figurep. 116
Throw Out the Rule Book: A Look at Grammarp. 118
A Final Word: Be True to Yourselfp. 118
13 Getting Organizedp. 121
Time Marches Onp. 122
Be Sincere, Be Brief, Be Seatedp. 123
Another Look at Methods of Organizationp. 124
Be Supportivep. 126
14 Time to Outlinep. 131
What, Me Outline?p. 132
How to Know a Good Outline When You See Onep. 132
Outline Rulesp. 133
Recipe for a Great Outlinep. 138
The All-Purpose Outlinep. 139
15 Start at the Very Beginning, A Very Good Place to Startp. 141
Hand-in-Glove: Intro and Speechp. 141
Story Timep. 142
Asked and Answeredp. 144
Greetings from the Home Teamp. 145
You Could Look It Upp. 146
The Numbers Gamep. 148
Sex, Lies, and Videotapesp. 150
Laugh Inp. 150
16 Body Buildingp. 153
Write Awayp. 154
Tailored to Fitp. 155
Cast and Crewp. 158
Go with the Flow: Transitionsp. 161
Getting It on Paperp. 162
17 Are We There Yet?: Conclusions, Revisions, and Titlesp. 165
End Gamep. 166
Body Shop: Matching the Conclusion to the Speechp. 170
Reading and Revisingp. 171
Crafting a Titlep. 171
18 Ever Hear the One About...?: Using Humorp. 173
Laugh Inp. 174
What Makes a Good Joke?p. 175
Be of Good Cheerp. 176
Making Humor Work for Youp. 178
Jokes That Never Workp. 179
19 Taking the Show on the Road: Multicultural Concerns and International Speechesp. 181
Vive la Differencep. 182
Ways to Get Your Message Across in Any Languagep. 183
Stroll Through the Cultural Minefieldp. 185
Lingua Francap. 189
Part 4 Take It On Home: Tackling Specific Kinds of Speechesp. 193
20 Informational Speechesp. 195
Insert Tab A into Slot B: Explaining a Processp. 196
Working Nine to Five: Job-Training and Teaching Sessionsp. 197
The Corner Office: Interviewsp. 198
In the Hot Seat: Giving Testimonyp. 199
Let's Get Criticalp. 200
Listen Up: Describe an Object, Person, or Placep. 201
Define a Conceptp. 201
21 Persuasive Speechesp. 203
True to Typep. 203
Sales Presentationsp. 205
Dead, But Not Forgotten: Eulogiesp. 208
Proactive Problem-Solversp. 211
Vote Early and Oftenp. 211
Nominating a Candidatep. 212
22 Entertaining Speechesp. 215
The Host with the Most: Introducing a Speakerp. 216
Making the Grade: Giving a Graduation Speechp. 218
Put Your Hands Together Forp. 220
The Envelope, Please: Presenting an Awardp. 221
Speaking at Conventionsp. 222
Happy Birthday to You!p. 223
Going to the Chapel: Speaking at Weddingsp. 224
Cutting the Ribbon: Dedicating an Imposing Edificep. 227
23 Speaking Off-the-Cuffp. 229
Been There, Done Thatp. 230
Know Your Stuffp. 230
Lost in Spacep. 232
Uh, Like, Wow: Speak in Complete Sentencesp. 233
Nowhere to Hide: Question-and-Answer Sessionsp. 234
When the Well Runs Dryp. 235
Practice Makes Perfectp. 236
24 Debate and Parliamentary Procedurep. 239
Point/Counterpointp. 240
Assume the Positionp. 240
Doing Hard Timep. 241
Me and My Shadowp. 244
Debate Formatp. 245
The Rulesp. 247
Parliamentary Procedurep. 248
Part 5 Master of Your Domainp. 253
25 A Thousand Words: Visual Aidsp. 255
The Short History of Medicinep. 255
Show and Tell Timep. 256
A Dollar Late and a Day Shortp. 259
Use and Abusep. 260
26 Preparing and Using Visual Aidsp. 263
Audiotapesp. 264
Blackboardsp. 264
Charts and Graphsp. 264
Computersp. 266
Diagramsp. 267
Filmsp. 267
Handoutsp. 269
Mapsp. 269
Modelsp. 270
Overhead Projectorsp. 271
Photographsp. 272
Slidesp. 272
Videotapesp. 272
27 Byte Me: Using PowerPointp. 275
Power to the Peoplep. 275
Tool Timep. 276
Viewsp. 277
Wizards of Ahhsp. 277
Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Colorsp. 278
What's the Object?p. 279
Text Timep. 279
28 Smashing the Sound Barrierp. 281
Read My Lips: Voicep. 282
Loud, Louder, Loudest: Volumep. 286
Pump Up the Volume: Using a Microphonep. 288
Listen Upp. 289
29 An Ounce of Prevention: Rehearsingp. 291
Why Rehearse?p. 292
How to Rehearsep. 292
Rehearsing with Othersp. 294
Preparing Index Cards or a Speech Manuscriptp. 295
30 Let Me Hear Your Body Talk: Body Languagep. 299
The Hidden Persuadersp. 300
It's Later Than You Thinkp. 300
The Eyes Have Itp. 301
Finger Playp. 302
Platform Movementp. 305
Know When to Fold Themp. 305
Culture Clashp. 307
31 Dress and Groomingp. 309
Dress for Successp. 310
A Clean Machinep. 312
Night Movesp. 313
Part 6 The Moment of Truthp. 317
32 Deliveryp. 319
See and Sayp. 320
I Should Have Stayed in Bedp. 321
I'm Glad You Asked Me Thatp. 325
Making a Graceful Exitp. 326
33 Last Licksp. 327
Speaker's Bureausp. 327
End Gamep. 331
Appendices
A Word Power Glossaryp. 333
B Sample Speechesp. 337
Sample Informative Speechp. 337
Entertaining Speechp. 340
Persuasive Speechp. 341
Seven Speeches to Study and Remember
C Further Readingsp. 347
Indexp. 349

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