The Fast Track Guide to Speaking in Public
This practical guide to public speaking covers the style and structure of typical speeches including delivering a keynote, participating in a panel, conducting a workshop, and more. In addition to Yager's own extensive speaking experiences, the author includes excerpts from interviews or communications with other speakers. There are chapters on protocol issues that speakers have to be concerned about as well as 12 of the most dreaded situations you might encounter as a speaker, and how to handle each one, from being booed or not wanting to speak to forgetting what you had to say or what to do when your computer (Power Point) fails to work. There are also chapters on the special concerns of authors who speak, tips for handling a TV interview, the mechanics of speaking, and 12 secrets of successful speakers. Includes references, resources, and an Appendix with sample pre-speaking surveys, a post-speaking evaluation; indexed.