For speeches, presentations, and other "performances"-take a tip from the actor-authors of The Interview Rehearsal Book.
From Broadway to the boardroom, the fine art of persuasion is a valuable tool of life-and it can be learned. All it takes is a little practice, a lot of determination, and a few techniques used by people who make a living speaking publicly-actors. With amazing insights from professional presenters, Taking Center Stage gives you expert advice on pulling off a crowd-pleasing, award-worthy performance. It's packed with revealing anecdotes, insider tips, and provocative, inspiring exercises that will help you make your presentations and speeches more effective-and a lot less nerve-wracking. Taking Center Stage includes tips for:
¥ Defining your objectives
¥ Writing a dramatic and memorable speech
¥ Using basic rehearsal techniques
¥ Working visuals to your best advantage
¥ Researching your topic
¥ Facing your audience and staying calm
¥ Overcoming stage fright
¥ Creating intimacy with your audience
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Deb Gottesman and Buzz Mauro are the directors of Center Stage Communications, a Washington D.C.-based consulting firm specializing in the application of acting techniques to the business world. They are the authors of The Interview Rehearsal Book.From Booklist:
Fear of public speaking is so well documented that comedian Jerry Seinfeld once remarked that most would rather be in the casket than delivering the eulogy. The standard remedy is to rehearse, which, to most nonprofessional public speakers, is akin to jumping from the proverbial frying pan. Yet there is a new and considerably improved solution, as eloquently explained by Gottesman and Mauro: think like the theatrical world, both playwright and actor. Deliberately and thoughtfully, they lead readers through every stage of speechifying: destroying the "you gotta have talent" myth, defining objectives, choosing actions, exploring dramatic possibilities, connecting to the audience, practicing warm-ups, and final rehearsals. Exercises are supported by quotes from some of the best in the dramatic biz, from Alfred Hitchcock to Meryl Streep. Barbara Jacobs
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Book Description Berkley Trade, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110425178323
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Book Description Berkley Trade, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0425178323