Strictly Speaking: Reid Buckley's Indispensable Handbook on Public Speaking

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Tricks of the speaker's trade from a master of the art Everyone wants to command attention and respect whenever it's necessary to speak in public. If the thought of addressing an audience gives you a dry mouth and shaky knees, help is here! Strictly Speaking can turn even the most tongue-tied person into a persuasive, charismatic speaker. It's packed with the exclusive, powerful techniques of Reid Buckley, America's most dynamic speaking coach, who's trained celebrities, top executives, and leading government figures. Brimming with humorous anecdotes and Reid Buckley's well-known eloquence and wit, this indispensable handbook goes directly to the core of what every good speaker needs to know. YouAEll quickly learn how to organize your thoughts....master the mechanics of voice, expression and delivery...and compose a lucid, compelling talk in decent English.

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"After reading this, you will want to take up public speaking at once. Buckley knows how to instruct, cover all points of the scary art of holding an audience, soothe you, and keep you amused with his wonderful wit. Some magician!"
ÑLetitia Baldrige, famed authority on etiquette and entertaining. "Rhetoric, the use of spoken words intended to persuade or inspirit, has somehow acquired a bad name. This is perhaps in part because the art of public speaking has fallen on hard times, as anyone can confirm by tuning in to C-SPAN. But Reid Buckley is not reconciled to this sorry state of affairs. If his wise, shrewd, and extremely funny book gets the audience it deserves, the Republic may just get the rhetoric it deserves." ÑGeorge F. Will, political columnist and author. One of America's most recognized rhetoricians, founder of The Buckley School of Public Speaking, and trainer to famous leaders of business and politics, Reid Buckley rides to the rescue of anyone who's ever trembled behind a podium. With dry wit, impressive learning, and infectious enthusiasm for the fine art of persuasion, this master speaker shows anyone how to survive and even triumph in public speaking, whether your audience is one or millions.

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