Public speaking is one of the most intimidating and important aspects of many jobs. As a one-time speech writer for President Johnson, and in his current position as president of the M.P.A.A., Jack Valenti has written and delivered speeches in all kinds of settings. Originally published in 1982, Speak Up with Confidence is an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to write and deliver a speech that people will listen to and remember.
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"More than just getting the words out correctly, good public speaking is understanding your message, your audience, and doing the hard work of preparing and rehearsing an effective speech. In this audio, Valenti is an imposing figure--a magnetic and deeply knowledgeable teacher. He also has a taut and authoritative speaking rhythm that's hard to ignore. An astute and wry observer of human nature, he is delightful when talking about historical figures or his own experiences with political and business celebrities. Best of all, his speaking principles and tips are very clear and will be useful to a broad range of speakers or presenters. An entertaining lesson on the art of speaking well from a towering speaking talent. T.W. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"
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