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Speeches

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Great Speeches by Mark Twain

Great Speeches by Mark Twain

Author: Twain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2013

Constructing Effective Speeches

Constructing Effective Speeches

Author: Amy Muckleroy Carwile Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2012

Constructing Effective Speeches is an easy-to-understand guidebook for beginning public speakers. The book is divided into four main sections, each of which provides novice speakers with tools that are needed in the speech building process. The first section covers the history of rhetoric, and discusses what speakers need to know about an audience in order to make a speech effective. The second section provides information on selecting appropriate topics, and researching and supporting ideas. It also addresses delivery, style, and visual aids. In the next section readers learn about building the parts of a speech: the introduction, body, and conclusion, as well as the use of transitions. The final section details specifics about creating informative and persuasive speeches. It also covers the requirements for speeches of entertainment. The Public Speaking Intersection is a special feature of Constructing Effective Speeches. Spread throughout the text, this tool aid students' understanding of the interplay between the four elements of a public speaking situation: speaker, audience, message, and occasion. The appendix to the book has practical exercises and tear-out assignments. It also includes a glossary, comprehensive reference list, and helpful links for concepts. Constructing Effective Speeches is intended for introductory Public Speaking or Speech Communication courses. The skills it teaches can be easily transferred to other college courses, and to the workplace.

In Defence of the Republic

In Defence of the Republic

Author: Cicero Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2011

Cicero (106-43BC) was the most brilliant orator in Classical history. Even one of the men who authorized his assassination, the Emperor Octavian, admitted to his grandson that Cicero was: 'an eloquent man, my boy, eloquent and a lover of his country'. This new selection of speeches illustrates Cicero's fierce loyalty to the Roman Republic, giving an overview of his oratory from early victories in the law courts to the height of his political career in the Senate. We see him sway the opinions of the mob and the most powerful men in Rome, in favour of Pompey the Great and against the conspirator Catiline, while The Philippics, considered his finest achievements, contain the thrilling invective delivered against his rival, Mark Antony, which eventually led to Cicero's death.

Nobel Writers on Writing

Nobel Writers on Writing

Author: Ottar G. Draugsvold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2011

Since its inception, the Nobel Prize for literature has given a very public voice to some of the world's greatest writers, and their responses to the honor-their acceptance speeches-have often been epochal. From the famed call to arms by William Faulkner to the multicultural song of Derek Walcott, from 1903's Bjornstjerne Bjornson to 1999's Gunter Grass, this collection of 28 speeches traces the ideals of the artists and the selection committee itself throughout the 20th century. Included are an introduction to each of the writers chosen, an abridged copy of the speech or lecture and a bibliography of works in English.

The 100: Insights and Lessons from 100 of the Greatest Speakers and Speeches Ever Delivered

The 100: Insights and Lessons from 100 of the Greatest Speakers and Speeches Ever Delivered

Author: Simon Maier, Jeremy Kourdi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2011

A unique and fascinating guide for anyone who wants to be a better speaker, this book analyzes the success factors behind the greatest speeches of Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, Benazir Bhutto, Jack Welch, Steve Jobs, William Jennings Bryan, and more.

Words of a Century

Words of a Century

This is an anthology of the top 100 American speeches of the twentieth century, as determined in the nationwide survey of communication scholars conducted at the end of 1999. Respondents were asked to judge speeches on two main criteria: rhetorical artistry and historical impact. The survey received considerable press coverage, and the website that houses the survey results gets hundreds of hits weekly. The major attraction of the book for an academic/higher education market - full, accurate texts of all 100 of the top speeches of the 20th century - should make it at least equally appealing for the trade market. It should remain the authoritative volume of 20th century speeches well into the 21st century.

Defence Speeches

Defence Speeches

Author: Cicero Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2008

'But I must stop now. I can no longer speak for tears - and my client has ordered that tears are not to be used in his defence.' Cicero (106-43 BC) was the greatest orator of the ancient world: he dominated the Roman courts, usually appearing for the defence. His speeches are masterpieces of persuasion: compellingly written, emotionally powerful, and somtimes hilariously funny. This book presents five of his most famous defences: of Roscius, falsely accused of murdering his father; of the consul-elect Murena, accused of electoral bribery; of the poet Archias, on a citizenshiup charge; of Caelius, ex-lover of Clodia Metelli, on charges of violence; and of Milo, for mudering Cicero's hated enemy Clodius. Cicero's clients were rarely whiter-than-white; but so seductive is his oratory that the reader cannot help taking his side. In these speeches we are plunged into some of the most exciting courtroom dramas of all time. These new translations preserve Cicero's literary artistry and emotional force, and achieve new standards of accuracy. Each speech has its own introduction, and a general introduction discusses Cicero's public career and the criminal courts. The substantial explanatory notes guide the reader through the speeches, and offer new scholarship presented in a clear way.

Great Speeches of the 20th Century

Great Speeches of the 20th Century

Author: Guardian News and Media Ltd Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2008

What has happened to the 'art' of speech-writing and speech making? Where are the men and women whose words set the heart racing with passion, turn battles, inspire populations to extraordinary endeavour: 'Ask not what your country can do for you.' 'We shall fight on the beaches.' 'I have a dream.' 'The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.' Quote these words today and they still have the power to stop us in our tracks. This is a book that should be required reading, a book that should be on every bookshelf in the country. Here are fourteen key speeches of the 20th century introduced by prominent figures ranging from F.W. de Klerk and Mikhail Gorbachev to Antony Beevor and Gordon Brown. Winston Churchill: We shall fight on the beaches. Introduced by Simon Schama J.F. Kennedy: Ask not what your country can do for you. Introduced by Kennedy's speech writer Ted Sorensen Nelson Mandela: An ideal for which I am prepared to die. Introduced by F.W. de Klerk Harold Macmillan: No going back. Introduced by Douglas Hurd Franklin D. Roosevelt: The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Introduced by Gordon Brown Nikita Khrushchev: The cult of the individual. Introduced by Mikhail Gorbachev Emmeline Pankhurst: Freedom or death. Introduced by Germaine Greer Martin Luther King: I have a dream. Introduced by Gary Younge Charles de Gaulle: The flame of French resistance. Introduced by Antony Beevor Margaret Thatcher: The lady's not for turning. Introduced by Simon Jenkins Jawaharlal Nehru: A tryst with destiny. Introduced by Ian Jack Aneurin Bevan: Weapons for squalid and trivial ends. Introduced by Tam Dalyell Earl Spencer: The most hunted person of the modern age. Introduced by Beryl Bainbridge Virginia Woolf: Shakespeare's sister. Introduced by Kate Mosse

The Political Legacy of Aung San

The Political Legacy of Aung San

Author: Josef Silverstein Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1993

This work compiles selected speeches, letters, and statements by the father of Burmese independence, Aung San. The editor's introduction offers an overview of this remarkable man's life, thought, and achievements. The documents included here provide insight into the politics of Aung San-an eminently pragmatic leader focused on attaining both national unity and social harmony-through his own words.