How to Write & Give a Speech: A Practical Guide for Executives, PR People, Managers, Fund-Raisers, Politicians, Educators, & Anyone Who Has To Make Every Word Count
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How to Write & Give a Speech: A Practical Guide for Executives, PR People, Managers, Fund-Raisers, Politicians, Educators, & Anyone Who Has To Make Every Word Count

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How to Write and Give a Speech gives sound advice on every aspect of researching, writing, and delivering an effective speech, including:

-The 3-step, never-fail formula for a successful speech
-The 4 best ways to increase your chances of getting a laugh
-The 5 most important things to leave out of your speech
-The 6 best places to research your speech
-The 7 cliches that never...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 15th 1992 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 1984)
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Kate LaChapelle
It's really helpful and informational, however it feels like an overview of the subject, which is fine for those who are interested in the basics, but I was looking for something with more depth, hence the loss of star.

However, it does contain a lot of important information and I have highlighted, marked-up, dog-eared, and tabbed a bunch of sections for future reference.

This would be good for anyone who would like a better understanding of speechwriting and important things to consider while giv...more
MJ
No one knows more about how to write and give a speech" than Joan Detz. As a professional corporate communicator I can confidently say this; I've used this book both to prepare my own presentations and to help others with theirs. Joan Detz is an excellent teacher (I've learned so much from her workshops), and she has the rare ability to carry over her teaching into her books.
Jacob Cruzan
This is an awesome book! It has practical advice for all speaking situations. I especially liked the appendix that listed great books and websites that will be helpful in preparing future speeches. I would reccomend this book.
Val Jones
I read this book for my Public Speaking class. It offers a comprehensive guide to writing and delivering a speech.
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