Public Speaking For Dummies: Edition 2

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Tried-and-true tips for dazzling your audience

Conquer your public speaking jitters and deliver a dynamitespeech

Anxious about public speaking? Have no fear! Use this friendlyguide as your personal arsenal of tools to overcome stage frightand build a rapport with your audience. From researching your topicand preparing the room to crafting a riveting address, these savvytips will help you deliver a masterful presentation.

The Dummies Way
* Explanations in plain English
* "Get in, get out" information
* Icons and other navigational aids
* Tear-out cheat sheet
* Top ten lists
* A dash of humor and fun


Discover how to:
* Speak with confidence
* Create spectacular visual aids
* Add power with body language
* Address international and virtual audiences
* Answer questions the right way
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About the author

Malcolm Kushner is an internationally acclaimed expert on humor and communication who has been profiled in a number of publications and appeared on CNN, NPR, and The Larry King Show.
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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Mar 11, 2010
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781118054093
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Business Communication / General
Political Science / Public Affairs & Administration
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This content is DRM protected.
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Find your voice, and communicate with confidence

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"You think too much! You mother F@$#%&* think too much! You're nothing but an arrogant, pointy-headed intellectual — I want you out of my classroom and off the premises in five minutes or I'm calling the police and having you arrested for trespassing." — Hollywood acting teacher to Randy Olson, former scientist

After nearly a decade on the defensive, the world of science is about to be restored to its rightful place. But is the American public really ready for science? And is the world of science ready for the American public?

Scientists wear ragged clothes, forget to comb their hair, and speak in a language that even they don't understand. Or so people think. Most scientists don't care how they are perceived, but in our media-dominated age, style points count.

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Now, in his first book, Olson, with a Harvard Ph.D. and formerly a tenured professor of marine biology at the University of New Hampshire, recounts the lessons from his own hilarious-and at times humiliating-evolution from science professor to Hollywood filmmaker. In Don't Be Such a Scientist, he shares the secrets of talking substance in an age of style. The key, he argues, is to stay true to the facts while tapping into something more primordial, more irrational, and ultimately more human.

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