An instructive resource, this guide provides practical tips for those skittish about public speaking. From business and school presentations to wedding toasts and job interviews, this guide takes a step-by-step approach on how to offer inspiring, funny, honest, and well-executed speeches in a wide variety of settings. Suggestions include the best ways to research the topic, how to add and execute humorous anecdotes, and the most effective plan to eliminate verbal tics. Inexperienced orators will also learn how to use vocal tones and pauses to work through nerves and shine with confidence. For those more seasoned speakers, this handbook provides ideas on finessing and sharpening skills, such as how to ad-lib and take questions from the audience.
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