Speak With Power and Grace: A Woman's Guide to Public Speaking

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Citadel Press, 1997 - 245 pages
Public speaking can be a terrifying prospect for anyone, but for women it can be particularly painful. Whether giving a departmental presentation or a graduation address, women have often found themselves frightened and unprepared for the speech, despite a firm knowledge of their subject. "Speak with Power and Grace" covers all aspects of speech giving and will empower any woman who wants her words to be taken seriously.
 

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Contents

Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking
3
The Who What Where When and How of Preparing a Speech
11
Writing the Speech
29
Revising the Speech
54
DELIVERY
69
Body LanguageMaking the Right Moves
71
From a Whisper to a RoarThe Female Voice
80
Visual Aids I See What Youre Saying
95
The Communication Process
169
HumorNo Laughing Matter
178
The Executive Briefing
189
Meeting the Media
198
Making an Introduction
205
Serving as Emcee
212
Persuasive Speeches
219
Special Occasions
225

Practice Makes Perfect
113
Platform Techniques and Etiquette
120
Special Concerns for Women at the Lectern
140
Conclusion
238
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