The Art of Public Speaking

The Art of Public Speaking

Lessons From the Greatest Speeches in History

Audiobook CD - 2010
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Twelve lectures delivered by Professor John R. Hale of the University of Louisville in which he explores the greatest speeches in history and sets out practical tips that can be used for any public speaking situation.
Published: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., [2010]
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781598037012
Branch Call Number: 808.51 HAL
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (6 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in. +,1 course guidebook (iv, 45 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.).
Additional Contributors: Teaching Company


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Jun 14, 2016

Great teaching on public speaking.
Things learnt:
1. Use your voice and body language to reinforce your message.
2. Always match your voice and movements to specific words and emotions.
3. When you first start out as a speaker, mark the tone and gestures into your text as reminders; they are as important as the words themselves.
4. Establish and maintain eye contact with your audience and smile.
5. Explain your personal connection to the subject of your speech.
6. Share your own emotions, beliefs, and ideas, and don’t shy away from revealing your weaknesses and failures.
7. Establish a personal link with your listeners at the start of your speech.
8. Use plain, direct language, but never talk down to your audience
9. Laugh at yourself before you laugh at others.
10. Use humor to focus on your theme, not to distract from it.
11. Use stories and narratives to make your speech easy to follow and the details easy to understand and remember.
12. Include vivid and memorable details that bring your subject to life.
13. Anticipate your audience’s questions, and provide the answers in the body of your speech.
14. Construct your speech in three parts: introduction, body, and conclusion.
15. Make a strong beginning.
16. Use props to illustrate and reinforce the points of your speech.
17. In an argument, be relentless in speaking well of your opponents and courteously allowing for contrary opinions


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