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Speak With Power and Grace: A Woman’s Guide to Public Speaking is for every woman who lacks the confidence and skill to stand before an audience and present a speech. Written for women by a woman, this book is a necessary tool for all women who wish to put power and pizzazz into their presentation.
Speak With Power and Grace: A Woman’s Guide to Public Speaking examines the elements of public speaking from the beginning stages of preparing a speech, organizing and writing the text, to delivering a powerful presentation. It explains how to overcome nervousness at the lectern, and what makes a good speaker. It covers the who, what, where, when, and how of preparing a dynamic speech. The elements of writing a speech include, grand openings, transitions, the middle structure, organizational patterns, and how to build to a strong ending.
Special attention is given to the female voice and body language by taking a look at how to use the voice effectively, controlling volume, pitch, rhythm, rate, inflection, cadence, articulation, the whisper, the pause, and tone of the voice. The chapter on body language demonstrates how to use eye contact, facial expressions, and hand gestures to their full advantage.
Visual aids is covered in depth by explaining when and how to make and use transparencies, flipcharts, charts, graphs, maps and photographs, props, slides, handouts, videos, and Power Point.
An entire chapter is devoted to the proper technique for using the ten-step method of practicing. Platform techniques and etiquette chapter suggests ideas for controlling last minute jitters, avoiding distracting, and gives tips for handling notes and questions.
Covered also are the special concerns women have about public speaking such as how to build credibility, what to wear at the lectern, what to do when things go wrong, and how to write their introduction.
The reader will learn how to recognize nonverbal feedback and how to deal with troublemakers. She will also learn how to use humor throughout her presentation and present herself at a news conference and before the TV camera, and how to give an executive briefing.
Also included is a chapter on speeches for special situations, such as how to make a proper introduction, being the Master of Ceremonies, presenting an award, accepting an award, the After Dinner Speech, Keynote Address, Farewell or Retirement Speech, Nominating Speech, Dedication, and the Tribute/Eulogy.

Published: Linda Swink on
ISBN: 9781301013845
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