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The Entertaining Speaker

Entertaining speakers are always in demand. Projects address preparing and delivering an entertaining speech, finding good stories and anecdotes to include in speeches, using humor, incorporating drama into presentations, and presenting an after-dinner speech. 1. The Entertaining Speech Time: 5 – 7 minutes Objectives: Entertain the audience by relating a personal experience. Organize an entertaining …

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Speaking To Inform

Entertaining speakers are always in demand. Projects address preparing and delivering an entertaining speech, finding good stories and anecdotes to include in speeches, using humor, incorporating drama into presentations, and presenting an after-dinner speech. 1. The Speech to Inform Time: 5 – 7 minutes Objectives: Select new and useful information for presentation to the audience. …

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Public Relations

Everyone benefits from the ability to present a good public image. Projects cover preparing a speech that will generate a favorable attitude toward you and your product, company or service, presenting a positive image of yourself and your company or organization on a radio talk show, persuading an audience to accept your viewpoint, addressing a …

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Humorously Speaking

Every speaker benefits from using humour. Learn how to begin a speech with a humorous story to get listeners’ attention, end a speech with a humorous story, use humorous stories and anecdotes throughout the body of your speech to emphasize points, incorporate jokes into presentations, and prepare and present an entirely humorous speech. 1. Warm …

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Specialty Speeches

Speakers are often called upon to give different kinds of talks. This manual contains information about giving the most common ones, and it covers impromptu talks, preparing inspirational speeches, selling a a product, reading out loud, and introducing a speaker. 1. Impromptu Speaking Time: 5-7 minutes Objectives: Develop an awareness of situations in which you …

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Special Occasion Speeches

Special events present special speaking opportunities. This manual provides instruction in giving toasts, speaking in praise/giving a eulogy, “roasting” someone, and presenting and accepting awards. 1. Mastering the Toast Time: 2 – 3 minutes Objectives: Recognize the characteristics of a toast. Present a toast honoring an occasion or person. 2. Speaking in Praise Time: 5 …

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Storytelling

A good story enhances your speech and makes it memorable. This manual offers instruction in telling folk tales, personal stories, stories with morals, emotional stories and stories about historical events or people. 1. The Folk Tale Time: 7-9 minutes Objectives: To tell a folk tale that is entertaining and enjoyable for a specific age group. …

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Interpretive Reading

Reading words written by someone else requires a special set of skills. Projects include reading stories, poetry, monodramas, plays and famous speeches. 1. Read A Story Time: 8-10 minutes Objectives: To understand the elements of interpretive reading. To learn how to analyze a narrative and plan for effective interpretation. To learn and apply vocal techniques …

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Persuasive Speaking

Successful people know how to influence and persuade others to accept their ideas, products or services. Projects cover selling a product, making “cold calls,” preparing a winning proposal, convincing an audience to at least consider your side of a controversial issue or subject, and persuading listeners to help bring a vision and mission to reality. …

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Communicating on Video

Television presentations require special preparation and attention to details. Learn how to present an editorial, appear as a guest on an interview program, be the host of an interview program, conduct a press conference and use television to train. 1. Straight Talk Time: 3 minutes +/- 30 seconds Objectives: To effectively present an opinion or …

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Facilitating Discussion

Group discussions are common, and this manual provides instruction in facilitating the most common types of discussions. Learn about moderating a panel discussion, facilitating a brainstorming meeting, leading a problem solving discussion, handling challenging people during discussions, and helping a problem-solving group achieve a consensus. 1. The Panel Moderator Time: 28-30 minutes Optional time: 22 …

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The Professional Speaker

Professional speakers can give a variety of presentations to a variety of audiences. This manual offers guidance in preparing and presenting a keynote address, an entertaining speech, a sales training speech, a seminar and a motivational speech. Includes information about marketing yourself as a professional speaker. 1. The Keynote Address Time: 15-20 minutes Objectives: Identify …

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Interpersonal Communication

Everyday life presents challenging communication situations. Topics in this manual include conversing with ease, negotiating, handling criticism, coaching someone to improve performance, and expressing dissatisfaction effectively. 1. Conversing with Ease Time: 10-14 minutes Objectives: Identify techniques to use in conversing with strangers. Recognize different levels of conversation. Initiate a conversation with a stranger. Use open-ended …

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Technical Presentations

Presenting technical information in a way that doesn’t bore the audience is challenging. Learn how to prepare technical briefings, design and present a proposal, talk about a technical subject to a nontechnical audience, present a technical paper, and plan and give a team presentation. 1. The Technical Briefing Time: 8-10 minutes Objectives: Using a systematic …

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Speeches by Management

Managers encounter a variety of speaking situations in the work environment. This manual offers instruction in giving briefings, preparing and presenting technical speeches, motivating a team, giving a status report, and speaking to a hostile group. 1. The Briefing Time: 3-5 minutes, plus 2-3 minutes for Q&A Objectives: Organise your briefing material, tailoring it to …

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