50 High-Impact Speeches and Remarks: Proven Words You Can Adapt for Any Business Occasion

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9780071421942: 50 High-Impact Speeches and Remarks: Proven Words You Can Adapt for Any Business Occasion

A leader's sourcebook of ready-to-use speeches for any occasion

Effective leaders must be able to speak to groups of employees in ways that motivate, inspire, and challenge. 50 High-Impact Speeches and Remarks is a sourcebook of proven speeches successful business leaders have used to rally their troops at a sales conference, carefully announce a major change or restructuring, or celebrate an important achievement.

Each speech has been edited to make it easy to adapt and customize to suit any organization.

Leaders will find the powerful, inspiring, and diplomatic words they need to:

  • Challenge people to do their best work
  • Congratulate the workforce after a successful quarter or year
  • Announce a round of layoffs
  • Inspire the organization with a new direction or strategy
  • Ask employees to cut costs
  • Deliver congratulations for a retirement

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Model your next public remarks on actual speeches from Lee Iacocca, Jack Welch, and other leading executives

One measure of your leadership ability is the effectiveness of your public remarks.  Leaders rely upon well-crafted speeches to help them motivate and inspire people, inaugurate change, rebut public criticism, announce good news and break bad news.  Now this collection of business speeches and brief remarks offers you an unparalleled opportunity to learn the craft of public speaking from great business leaders.

Each of the fifty speeches represents an outstanding example of speechwriting. You'll find speeches for articulating vision and values, announcing major organizational changes, managing a crisis, officiating at formal ceremonies, giving and receiving awards, and saying farewell. Compiled and edited by John Kador, speechwriter for Fortune 500 CEOs, 50 High-Impact Speeches and Remarks:

  • Lets you learn from the best how to write powerful and effective speeches for every occasion
  • Provides proven models that can be adapted to your unique needs and style
  • Features annotations explaining successful rhetorical techniques used throughout each speech 

High-impact speeches and remarks by:

  • Lee Iacocca, Chrysler
  • Jack Welch, GE
  • Jim Kelly, UPS
  • Harry C. Stonecipher, Boeing
  • Jerry R. Junkins of Texas Instruments
  • Michael R. Bonsignor, Honeywell
  • John Bogle, Vanguard
  • Daniel P. Burnham, Raytheon
  • Roger Smith, GM
  • Wayne Allen, Phillips Petroleum
  • Dennis Strigl, Verizon
  • And many others

John Kador is a professional speechwriter and has written speeches for many high-profile CEOs. He is the author of eight books, including The Manager's Book of Questions.

About the Author:

John Kador is the author of eight books and a former speechwriter for Fortune 500 CEOs. He is the author of The Manager's Book of Questions and 201 Best Questions to Ask on Your Interview.

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