Smart, compelling, fun, and affordable, Speak Up connects with students through great writing, useful guidance, and hundreds of custom-drawn illustrations that bring speech to life. Instructors appreciate the book's serious coverage of concepts and theories, fascinating real-life examples, and visual explanations that clarify complex ideas. And all this comes at less than half the price of competing texts. Read the preface.
How to Win an Argument by Marcus Tullius Cicero; James M. May (Edited and Translated by)
Call Number: PA 6307 .A2 M39 2016
Publication Date: 2016-10-04
All of us are faced countless times with the challenge of persuading others, whether we're trying to win a trivial argument with a friend or convince our coworkers about an important decision. Instead of relying on untrained instinct--and often floundering or failing as a result--we'd win more arguments if we learned the timeless art of verbal persuasion, rhetoric. How to Win an Argument gathers the rhetorical wisdom of Cicero, ancient Rome's greatest orator, from across his works and combines it with passages from his legal and political speeches to show his powerful techniques in action.
The ability to make an effective presentation, whether it be to peers, bosses, customers, the general public, or the media, plays a major role in your career advancement. This book will give you what you need to speak effectively, with confidence, and in virtually any situation. This step-by-step program can turn even the shakiest speaker into a cool, confident presenter. It gives practical, easy-to-follow guidelines, coupled with the blueprints that will allow anyone apply the techniques immediately. It gives the key to controlling fears, details on how to outline and organize an effective presentation, ways to improve style and delivery, and perfect strategies to captivate any audience. This book will enable anyone be able to walk to that podium with confidence and make a presentation that will impress and inform with the ability to handle even the most difficult questions that may come up during your presentation.
Presenting in English by Mark Powell
Publication Date: 2011-04-20
Presenting in English teaches students how to become successful presenters at conferences or meetings. The course is designed for all students who need to use their English in front of audiences of any size. The author, himself a very effective presenter, has organised all the skills, language, and techniques needed to present in public with confidence. The course includes extensive practice activities and is accompanied by two audio CDs. This course has an Answer Key and is designed to be used by students alone or in class.Presenting in English has several unique features which make it exceptionally practical:
If you are in middle management, to get anything done you must present your ideas to decision makers, and those presentations can be brutal. The stakes are high--one presentation can make or break a career--but the rules are utterly unclear. Tactics and techniques that work well with peers, subordinates, and immediate supervisors can actually work against you when presenting up the chain. Speaking Up is an indispensable resource for anyone who needs to know how to present to those at the highest levels. Psychologist and coach Frederick Gilbert offers revelatory insights into the minds of the men and women at the top--information that is crucial to understanding what they're looking for from presenters. Based on ten years of research and hundreds of interviews, Speaking Up features extensive comments from executives explaining exactly what they want and don't want in a presentation and includes nine chapters containing QR codes for free videos on the chapter topics. This is a must-read book for surviving high-stakes meetings.
Giving Presentations and Speeches
Any class presentations and or speeches are more effective if its delivered well utilizing the following points of practice:
Credibility - A speaker’s credibility is the amount of trust and belief the speaker inspires in an audience. You want to establish yourself as a speaker whom the audience can trust to give accurate information.
One way to do this is to tell the audience a little about your background or experience to let your audience know what makes you qualified to talk about your topic. Be thoroughly prepared, but if you do not know something or if experts
are still debating a point, freely admit this.
Enthusiasm - Be enthusiastic about your topic. Your audience will probably find it difficult to become excited about the topic you are speaking about if you do not seem to find it important or interesting. The more
enthusiasm you show, the more likely you are to get and to hold the audience’s attention.
Eye contact - Establish eye contact with your listeners. If you look at the members of your audience, they will look at you. If you fail to establish eye contact, the members of the audience will let their eyes - and
their attention - wander.
Vocal Variety and Emphasis - Vary your tone, rate, volume, and pitch to emphasize key points and to make your speech more interesting.
Clear Articulation and Enunciation - Be careful not to slur your words. When you speak clearly, your audience will find listening to your message easy and enjoyable.
Good Pronunciation - Your pronunciation can either help or hurt your credibility. If you mispronounce key words in your speech, your listeners will begin to question whether you have a thorough knowledge of your subject