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Involve and Inspire Your Audience

This guide focuses on the elements of speaking effectively from a design and a delivery perspective. It shows you how to engage, stimulate, and maintain an audience's attention.

Table of Contents

Part I  -  Getting Ready to be a Powerful Speaker
Chapter 1  -  How Public Speaking Adds to Your Power
Chapter 2  -  Break Through the Fear Barrier
Chapter 3  -  Preparation: The Source of a Speaker's Power
Part II  -  How to Overcome the 6 Major Speaker Faults
Chapter 4  -  Fault #1: An Unclear Purpose
Chapter 5  -  Fault #2: Lack of Clear Organization and Leadership
Chapter 6  -  Fault #3: Too Much Information
Chapter 7  -  Fault #4: Not Enough Support for Your Ideas, Concepts, and Information
Chapter 8  -  Fault #5: Monotonous Voice and Sloppy Speech
Chapter 9  -  Fault #6: Not Meeting the Real Needs of Your Audience
Part III  -  Conquer the Trouble Spots: The Basics—Openings, Transitions, Conclusions, Questions and Answers, and Visual Aids
Chapter 10  -  Starting on the Right Foot: Openings That Capture Your Audience
Chapter 11  -  Bridging the Gap: Building Smooth Transitions
Chapter 12  -  Finish with Style: The Importance of Powerful Conclusions
Chapter 13  -  Professional Secrets of Question-and-Answer Sessions
Chapter 14  -  Visual Aids: When a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Part IV  -  Master the Fine Points of Powerful Speaking
Chapter 15  -  Power Language: Turn Everyday Words into Persuasion
Chapter 16  -  Positive Body Language
Chapter 17  -  Harness the Power of Humor
Chapter 18  -  Stage Managing: Staying One Step Ahead of Murphy's Law
Part V  -  Special Speaking Situations
Chapter 19  -  How to Handle the Media Like a Pro
Chapter 20  -  How to be an Outstanding Audio- or Videoconference Leader
Chapter 21  -  How to Read a Speech or Script Effectively, No Matter Who Wrote It
Chapter 22  -  Ongoing Advancement: Use Meetings to Polish Your Public-Speaking Skills
Part VI  -  Success is Turning Knowledge into Positive Action. Keep Growing!
Chapter 23  -  How to be Your Own Coach
Chapter 24  -  Delivering with Style: Individually or with a Team
Chapter 25  -  Your Final Source of Speaking Power
List of Figures
List of Sidebars

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