Summary and Info
The very thought of standing up in front of and then addressing an audience is sufficient to fill most people with blind terror, whether it's to be a wedding speech, a work presentation or simply proposing a toast. Yet speaking effectively in public is a skill that can be learned like any other. This volume aims to teach the techniques and tips needed to overcome nerves and become an effective speaker, whatever the situation. This volume details: practical techniques needed to plan, write and present any speech successfully; advice and hints on speeches for a wide variety of occasions, from family gatherings to formal social or business events; a useful selection of quotations organized by subject; a list of the different forms of address and references to where to find inspiration on the World Wide Web. It also includes checklists and practice examples help build confidence quickly.