The Lost Art of the Great Speech

How to Write One--How to Deliver It

by Richard Dowis

On Sale: 10/05/1999

Price: $14.95

Book Summary

Learn to give powerful speeches that capture an audience’s attention and drive home a message. Lost Art of the Great Speech covers every essential element of a great speech, including outlining and organizing, beginning with a bang, making use of action verbs and vivid nouns, and handling questions from the audience.

About the Book

"Splashy slides, confident body language, and a lot of eye contact are fine and well. But if a speech is rambling, illogical, or just plain boring, the impact will be lost. Now everyone can learn to give powerful, on-target speeches that capture an audience's attention and drive home a message. The key is not just in the delivery techniques, but in tapping into the power of language. Prepared by an award-winning writer, this authoritative speech-writing guide covers every essential element of a great speech, including outlining and organizing, beginning with a bang, making use of action verbs and vivid nouns, and handling questions from the audience. Plus, the book includes excerpts from some of history's most memorable speeches--eloquent words to contemplate and emulate."

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780814470541
  • ISBN 10: 0814470548
  • Imprint: AMACOM
  • On Sale: 10/05/1999
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price: $14.95
  • Publisher: AMACOM
  • Publication Date: 10/05/1999
  • Trim Size: 152.000mm x 229.000mm x 19.000mm
  • Weight: 435.000gr
  • Category 1 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
  • Category 2 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Communication / General
  • Category 3 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General