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101 Ways to Open a Speech by Brad PhillipsTHE OPENING MOMENTS OF A PRESENTATION ARE CRITICAL TO ITS OVERALL SUCCESS. People form opinions about speakers quickly, and once they do, their first impressions can prove difficult to reverse. A strong beginning gives audiences confidence that you're going to deliver a message worth hearing, and takes advantage of your presentation's opening minutes, when listener attention is at its peak. This book will introduce you to a broad range of speech starters, using dozens of real-life examples and original suggestions. You will find opens intended to surprise, persuade, motivate, engage, and amuse your audiences. Some tell a story, others help frame your topic, and a few rely on modern technology. In 101 Ways to Open a Speech, you will learn: * How to captivate your audience from your first words* Why there are actually three opens for every speech* How to select the right open for every occasion* How to connect your open to your speech topic* How not to begin a presentation101 Ways to Open a Speech is the first and only in-depth book to focus solely on the open itself, and is an indispensable desktop reference for everyone who ever presents to any audience.
Call Number: P95 .P45 2015
Publication Date: 2015-07-20
Talk Talk Talk by Jay IngramWith a mixture of erudition and humor, Canadian radio personality Jay Ingram discusses the sociology of talking: the dynamics of conversation, men and women's different propensities for interrupting, and even the proper use of "you know." But he also delves into the mystery-riddled physiology of talking. While we now know that certain areas of the brain seem to control specific aspects of speech--from articulating words to creating meaningful sentences--how do scientists explain the extraordinary case of the young stroke victim who lost only the words for fruits and vegetables? Is it possible that the ability to talk is actually encoded in our genes, as some scientists believe? From the language roots of North America to the speech differences between Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons, from modern children creating whole new languages in one generation to Freudian slips, from talking to yourself to speaking in tongues, Talk, Talk, Talk covers the gamut of humankind's most enigmatic and intriguing skill. Impeccably researched, lively, and accessible, Talk, Talk, Talk is a book you won't be able to keep quiet about.
Call Number: P95 .I481994 (Des Plaines)
Publication Date: 1994-07-01
Communicating Differences by Sudeshna Roy (Editor); Ibrahim Seaga Shaw (Editor)This volume captures the essence of how we communicate differences in relationships, between and across cultures, in organizations, through education and in moments of local and global conflict and crisis that demonstrates the importance and viability of approaching peace and conflict communication from various fields within communication studies.
Call Number: HM1211 .C6485 2016 (RHC)
Publication Date: 2015-11-09
Prophets, Gurus, and Pundits by Anna M. YoungIn Prophets, Gurus, and Pundits, author Anna M. Young proposes that the difficulty of bridging the gap between intellectuals and the public is not a failure of ideas; rather, it is an issue of rhetorical strategy. By laying a rhetorical foundation and presenting analytical case studies of contemporary "public intellectuals," Young creates a training manual for intellectuals who seek to connect with a public audience and effect change writ large. Young begins by defining key aspects of rhetorical style before moving on to discuss the specific ways in which intellectuals may present ideas to a general audience in order to tackle large-scale social problems. Next, she defines the ways in which five crucial turning points in our nation--the rise of religious fundamentalism, a growing lack of trust in our institutions, the continued destruction of the environment, the ubiquity of media and information in our daily lives, and the decline of evidence-based reasoning--have set the stage for opportunities in the current public-intellectual dialogue. Via case studies of such well-known personalities as Deepak Chopra and Professor Cornel West, Young goes on to reveal the six types of public intellectuals who achieve success in presenting scholarly ideas to audiences at large: The Prophet presents the public's sins for contemplation, then offers a path to redemption. The Guru shepherds his or her flock to enlightenment and a higher power. The Sustainer draws upon our natural and human resources to proffer solutions for social, political, and ecological systems. The Pundit utilizes wit and brevity to bring crucial issues to the attention of the public. The Narrator combines a variety of perspectives to create a story the average person can connect with and understand. The Scientist taps into the dreams of the public to offer ideas from above and beyond the typical scope of public discourse. At once a rallying cry and roadmap, The Politics of Thinking Out Loud draws upon rhetorical expertise and analysis of contemporary public intellectuals to offer a model for scholars to effectively engage the public--and in doing so, perhaps forever change the world in which we live.
Call Number: P301 .Y66 2014 (Des Plaines)
Publication Date: 2014-02-13
Communicating for Results by Cheryl HamiltonThis best-selling text will show you the basic concepts and techniques you need to successfully communicate in today's business world, regardless of your current level of business experience. Covering every aspect of the communication process, COMMUNICATING FOR RESULTS: A GUIDE FOR BUSINESS AND THE PROFESSIONS, Tenth Edition, will give you a competitive edge in any business situation--from the initial interview to making skilled presentations (complete with professional visual aids) to assuming a leadership role. In addition, you'll find online video clips of common professional scenarios paired with the concepts from the text give you a realistic glimpse into the business world. COMMUNICATING FOR RESULTS: A GUIDE FOR BUSINESS AND THE PROFESSIONS, Tenth Edition, is your opportunity to see how theory translates into practical action--and how that knowledge will help you improve your chance of career success!