The Lost Art Of the Great Speech: How To Write One--how To Deliver It by Richard DowisThe Lost Art Of the Great Speech: How To Write One--how To Deliver It by Richard Dowis

The Lost Art Of the Great Speech: How To Write One--how To Deliver It

byRichard Dowis

Paperback | September 15, 1999

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"Splashy slides, confident body language, and a lot of eye contact are fine and well. But if a speech is rambling, illogical, or just plain boring, the impact will be lost. Now everyone can learn to give powerful, on-target speeches that capture an audience's attention and drive home a message. The key is not just in the delivery techniques, but in tapping into the power of language. Prepared by an award-winning writer, this authoritative speech-writing guide covers every essential element of a great speech, including outlining and organizing, beginning with a bang, making use of action verbs and vivid nouns, and handling questions from the audience. Plus, the book includes excerpts from some of history's most memorable speeches--eloquent words to contemplate and emulate."
Richard Dowis (Waleska, GA) recently retired from his position as senior vice president at the PR firm of Manning, Selvage Lee. He now leads several popular business-writing seminars and is the president of the Society for the Preservation of English Language and Literature. He has also won PRSA Phoenix Awards for speech and annual re...
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Title:The Lost Art Of the Great Speech: How To Write One--how To Deliver ItFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:September 15, 1999Publisher:AmacomLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0814470548

ISBN - 13:9780814470541

Appropriate for ages: 17

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Persuasive, entertaining and provocative: these are the core elements of a great speech. By thoroughly understanding of how to attain these elements, one can address audiences with confidence, knowing that their message is getting through effectively. The Lost Art of the Great Speech brings powerful and time-proven techniques to light, outlining to readers the way to reading and writing their own great speeches. Focusing on key strategies and structures, like using action verbs and vivid nouns, it will help you harness the full potential of communication.