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This is a guide to help Speech 101 students at Niagara County Community College. It was developed especially for your library assignment in this class. Click on the blue tabs for further assistance as you begin your research.
Talk Like TED by
Call Number: HF5718.22 .G353 2014
Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. In order to succeed, you need to be able to sell your ideas persuasively. This ability is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams. Many people have a fear of public speaking or are insecure about their ability to give a successful presentation.
How to Deliver a Great Speech That Will Change Minds and Influence People by
Call Number: PN4129.15 .H385 2015
Public speaking is an art, and some of the most effective communicators in history have been artists. Think of Steve Jobs, John F Kennedy, Dale Carnegie, Martin Luther King, Jr and even President Barack Obama all public figures known for their eloquence when delivering a speech. A perfectly delivered speech is something that takes time, practice, and knowledge. This book is teeming with resources for public speaking, whether you are looking to get over your fear of speaking to a group of people or are running for political office and need an edge on your competition.
The Essentials of Persuasive Public Speaking by
Call Number: PN4129.15 .W94 2014
In this portable, brief, and lucid guide to presenting, Wyeth counsels how to calm a thumping heart and reveals techniques on preparation, delivery, and visual aids as he gives you vivid stories and rubber-meets-the-road advice. And he does more than simply ease your dread; he inspires you with historical accounts and incisive observations on the power and purpose of speaking well. From advice on the pitch and pace of your speaking voice to admonishments against squirrel-paw hands and data-crammed PowerPoint slides, Wyeth's pointers will give you the focus and confidence to stand up straight, lean forward, and tell your story well.
TED Talks by
Since taking over TED in 2001, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience's worldview; it can be more powerful than anything in written form.
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