Showing all 9 results
Karen Hough doesn’t want you to be “perfect.” People fear public speaking because they worry about having to conform to all sorts of handed-down rules that tie them up in knots and put their audiences to sleep. It’s authenticity and passion that win people over, she says, not “polish.” But you can’t be authentic if you’re following guidelines that drain the life and personality out of your presentation.Karen Hough doesn’t want you to be “perfect.” People fear public speaking because they worry about having to conform to all sorts of handed-down rules that tie them up in knots and put their audiences to sleep.
“If you know your stuff, you should be on stage. People believe people on stage. But how to get there? How…to get picked? Read this book.”Peter Shankman, Corporate Keynote SpeakerFounder, Shankminds Business MastermindsJust about everyone is an expert in something. Get Picked will show you how to take what you know and pitch yourself as a conference or workshop presenter. Getting in front of an audience that is eager to learn from you is the ideal way to raise your profile as a thought-leader, grow your career, build your business, move your message or simply feel good about helping others.
It is the most famous speech Lincoln ever gave, and one of the most important orations in the history of the nation. Delivered on November 19, 1863, among the freshly dug graves of the Union dead, the Gettysburg Address defined the central meaning of the Civil War and gave cause for the nation’s incredible suffering. The poetic language and moral sentiment inspired listeners at the time, and have continued to resonate powerfully with groups and individuals up to the present day. What gives this speech its enduring significance? This collection of essays, from some of the best-known scholars in the field, answers that question.
Public speaking is one of the most common fears. Few people look forward to talking in front of others and even fewer do it as effectively as they could. A career in psychology and its related fields involves extensive public speaking, so you will need to learn to do it well. With time and practice, you too can become a confident and effective presenter. "Public Speaking for Psychologists" is a practical and lighthearted guide to planning, designing, and delivering a presentation. The first half of the book covers the nuts-and-bolts of public speaking: preparing a talk, submitting an abstract, developing your slides, managing anxiety, handling questions, and preventing public-speaking disasters.
As a student, and in any profession based on your studies, you need good oral communication skills. It is therefore extremely important to develop your ability to converse, to discuss, to argue persuasively, and to speak in public.
For your classes in Public Speakingauthor introduces the latest in its acclaimed M Series. The M Series started with your students. Conducted extensive market research with over 4,000 students to gain insight into their studying and buying behavior. Students told us they wanted more portable texts with innovative visual appeal and content that is designed according to the way they learn. We also surveyed instructors, and they told us they wanted a way to engage their students without compromising on high quality content.F
STORTELLING TECHNIQUES TO MAKE YOUR NEXT PRESENTATION AN OUTSTANDING ONE
Stories have the power to captivate listeners and ignite their imaginations.
Great speakers know how to use stories to enthrall and influence their audiences.
This book is the result of six years of intensive research on the art of storytelling and public speaking.
Inside, you will discover how to:
• Create an opening that instantly hooks your audience into your speech.
• Keep your audiences captivated with a story.
• Use the suspended story formula to ramp up the intrigue.
• Bring your characters to life.
• Turn your stories into mental movies for your audience.
• Keep your audience spellbound by increasing the intensity of your conflicts.
• Add organic humor to any presentation without resorting to jokes.
• Make your speech memorable with the right analogies and metaphors.
• Create a repeatable catch-phrase using “the rule of opposites”.
• Tell a story and deliver a speech that your audience will remember and talk about for years.
• and much, much more…
MASTER THE ONE THING ALL GREAT TED TALKS HAVE IN COMMONWhat is the secret to delivering a great TED talk? What is the magic ingredient that makes a TED talk captivating? And more importantly, how can you use those secrets to make your presentations more powerful, dynamic and engaging? To try to answer these questions, I studied over 200 of the best TED talks. I broke each TED talk down in terms of structure, message and delivery. Here’s what I discovered. After studying over 200 TED talks, the one commonality among all the great TED talks is that they contain stories.
On the most important occasions of our lives, we often find ourselves at a loss for words; when we want to console, celebrate, explain, inspire, or thank, we end up repeating such uninspiring, uninformative phrases as "Words cannot express how I feel." The three sections of the book cover 150 occasions. "Every Year" offers quotations on all the special dates in the calendar from New Year’s Day to New Year’s Eve, including Martin Luther King Day, Valentine’s Day, Ramadan, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving, Kwanzaa, and Christmas.
Showing all 9 results