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By Dan O'Hair, Hannah Rubenstein, Rob Stewart

ISBN-10: 0312554044

ISBN-13: 9780312554040

The best-selling short advent to public talking, this succinct and cheap consultant bargains sensible assurance of the fabric generally lined in a full-sized textual content — from invention, study, and association to perform and supply — in a concise, reasonably cheap layout excellent for any environment around the curriculum, at the activity, or within the community.

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Political Affiliation Beware of making unwarranted assumptions about an audience’s political values and beliefs. Some people like nothing better than a lively debate about public-policy issues. Others avoid anything that smacks of politics. Many people are very serious, and others are very touchy, about their views on political issues. Unless you have prior information about the audience’s political values and beliefs, you won’t know where your listeners stand. Gender Gender is another important factor in audience analysis, if only as a reminder to avoid the minefield of gender stereotyping.

With stress-control breathing,11 you will feel more movement in the stomach than in the chest. Try stresscontrol breathing in two stages. Inhale air and let your abdomen go out. Exhale air and let your abdomen go in. Do this for a while until you get into the rhythm of it. ” Go slowly. Each inhalation and exhalation of stresscontrol breathing takes about three to five seconds. Start stress-control breathing several days before you’re scheduled to speak. Then, once the speaking event arrives, use it while you wait your turn and just before you start your speech.

Nobody wants you to fail; they’re not waiting on you to mess up. —Mary Parrish, student Pinpoint the Onset of Nervousness Different people become anxious at different times during the speechmaking process. Depending on when it strikes, the consequences of public-speaking anxiety can include everything from procrastination to poor speech performance. But by pinpointing the onset of speech anxiety, you can address it promptly with specific anxiety-reducing techniques (see strategies to boost confidence on pp.

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