How to Write & Give a Speech

A Practical Guide for Executives, PR People, the Military, Fund-Raisers, Politicians, Educators, and Anyone Who Has to Make Every Word Count

Joan Detz

St. Martin's Griffin

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This newly updated guide offers sound advice on every aspect of writing and giving an effective speech. Filled with fresh examples and practical tips, this accessible book shows how to improve both the content and delivery of any presentation.

Learn how to:

  • Assess an audience
  • Research your subject
  • Give team presentations
  • Speak to international audiences
  • Use humor
  • Create a memorable style
  • Handle copyright issues
  • Use PowerPoint and other audio-visuals
  • Handle Q&A sessions
  • Control nervousness

Updated with brand new sections, this book will help both novices and experts speak with clarity, confidence, and clout.

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"A how-to classic."—The Washington Post

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Joan Detz

Joan Detz coaches executives, offers media training, and conducts presentation skills workshops for major corporations. A popular presenter at professional conferences, she also teaches seminars in public speaking and speechwriting. Author of Can You Say a Few Words? and It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It, she lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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How to Write & Give a Speech
A Practical Guide for Executives, PR People, the Military, Fund-Raisers, Politicians, Educators, and Anyone Who Has to Make Every Word Count
Joan Detz

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
December 2002
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312302733
ISBN10: 0312302738
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 224 pages
$15.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
December 2002
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466804203
ISBN10: 1466804203
224 pages
$9.99
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