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The Lost Art of the Great SpeechThe Lost Art of the Great Speech
Richard Dowis
"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 i ...
Number of pages: 288 | Publication Date: 1999-10-05 | ISBN-13: 9780814470541

How to Write and Give a SpeechHow to Write and Give a Speech
Joan Detz
With more than 65,000 copies sold in two editions and recommended by Forbes and U.S. News & World Report, this newly updated how to guide offers sound advice on every aspect of researching, writing, and delivering an effective speech. Filled with anecdotes, tips, examples, and practical advice, this accessible guide makes one of the most daunting t ...
Number of pages: 240 | Publication Date: 2014-03-04 | ISBN-13: 9781250041074

Writing Great SpeechesWriting Great Speeches
Alan M. Perlman
With endorsements from two of the largest and most influential public speaking groups -- the National Speakers Association and Toastmasters International -- this book is written by an expert speechwriter whose eloquent voice leads readers through the difficult process of writing a great speech. In these pages a seasoned speechwriter reveals hi ...
Number of pages: 194 | Publication Date: 1997-09-19 | ISBN-13: 9780205273003

10 Steps to Writing a Vital Speech10 Steps to Writing a Vital Speech
Fletcher Dean
The boss asks, “Can you write a speech?” She wants you to say yes. You want to say yes. But the truth is, you’re not sure. That’s when you turn to 10 Steps to Vital Speechwriting, the pithy, wise, realistic and readable guide to speechwriting. It’s written by speechwriting guru Fletcher Dean, and published by the prestigious monthly maga ...
Number of pages: 120 | Publication Date: 2011-10-17 | ISBN-13: 9781463742775

I Have a DreamI Have a Dream
Martin Luther, Jr. King
"His life informed us, his dreams sustain us yet."*On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial looking out over thousands of troubled Americans who had gathered in the name of civil rights and uttered his now famous words, "I have a dream . . ." It was a speech that changed the course of history.This fortieth-a ...
Number of pages: 256 | Publication Date: 2003-04-29 | ISBN-13: 9780062505521

On Speaking WellOn Speaking Well
Peggy Noonan
For anyone who fears the thought of writing and giving a speech--be it to business associates, or at a wedding--help is at hand. Acclaimed presidential speechwriter Peggy Noonan shares her secrets to becoming a confidence, persuasive speaker demystifying topics including: Finding you own authentic voice Developing a text that interest you Acing ...
Number of pages: 224 | Publication Date: 1999-02-17 | ISBN-13: 9780060987404

Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
Alone among American Presidents, it is possible to imagine Lincoln, grown up in a different milieu, becoming a distinguished writer of a not merely political kind.--Edmund WilsonRanging from finely honed legal argument to wry and some sometimes savage humor to private correspondence and political rhetoric of unsurpassed grandeur, the writings colle ...
Number of pages: 550 | Publication Date: 2009-07-30 | ISBN-13: 9781598530537

A Testament of HopeA Testament of Hope
Martin Luther King
"We've got some difficult days ahead," civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., told a crowd gathered at Memphis's Clayborn Temple on April 3, 1968. "But it really doesn't matter to me now because I've been to the mountaintop. . . . And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we as a peop ...
Number of pages: 736 | Publication Date: 2003-04-29 | ISBN-13: 9780060646912

Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey (Dover Thrift Editions)Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey (Dover Thrift Editions)
Marcus Garvey
One of the most important and controversial figures in the history of race relations in America and the world at large, Marcus Garvey was the first great black orator of the twentieth century. The Jamaican-born African-American rights advocated dismayed his enemies as much as he dazzled his admirers. Of him, Martin Luther King, Jr., said, “He was ...
Number of pages: 224 | Publication Date: 2005-01-11 | ISBN-13: 9780486437873

The Political Speechwriter's CompanionThe Political Speechwriter's Companion
Robert Lehrman
Other guides on public speaking focus on how to convey knowledge or understanding. While it is useful to master such informative speech, other goals and strategies are essential for a politician: publicity, for one. To communicate optimism, to rely on material written by others, to speak repeatedly, day in and day out. Above all, politicians need t ...
Number of pages: 293 | Publication Date: 2009-10-28 | ISBN-13: 9781604265491

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