Effective spoken communication is a fine art. Brush up your speaking skills with this timeless treatise on talking from Yale public speaking instructor Grenville Kleiser. Brimming with practical tips on how to get your point across, this book is a must-have for anyone who wants to be a better communicator.
Does the mere thought of standing up to speak in front of a room full of people make you break out in a cold sweat? Do you have a major talk, toast, or presentation planned that you're not sure you're going to be able to pull off due to your fear of public speaking? If so, get back to basics with this classic public speaking guide from renowned expert Grenville Kleiser. By using the tips, techniques, and training exercises that Kleiser sets forth, even the most timid reader can be transformed into an effective orator with just a bit of effort and practice.
Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases is a practical handbook of pertinent expressions, striking similes, literary, commercial, conversational, and oratorical terms, for the embellishment of speech and literature, and the improvement of the vocabulary of those persons who read, write, and speak English. In this book, Grenville Kleiser furnishes an additional and an exceptional aid for those who would have a mint of phrases at their command from which to draw when in need of the golden mean for expressing thought
You can acquire valuable knowledge for use in your own public speaking by studying the successful methods of other men. This does not mean, however, that you are to imitate others, but simply to profit by their experience and suggestions in so far as they fit in naturally with your personality. All successful speakers do not speak alike. Each man has found certain things to be effective in his particular case, but which would not necessarily be suited to a different type of speaker. When, therefore, you read the following methods of various men, ask yourself in each case whether you can apply the ideas to advantage in your own speaking. Put the method to a practical test, and decide for yourself whether it is advisable for you to adopt it or not.
"The aim in preparing this work has been to bring together the best examples of the products of the pulpit through the Christian centuries, and to present these masterpieces in attractive and convenient form. It is believed that they will be found valuable as instruction to ministers of today. They should also be helpful to others who, though not preachers, seek reading of this kind for the upbuilding of personal character and for strengthening their Christian faith." -- From the Preface