Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

A Practical Guide for Business Speaking

by Bailey, Edward P., Jr.

  • ISBN: 9780195073614
  • ISBN10: 0195073614

A Practical Guide for Business Speaking

by Bailey, Edward P., Jr.

  • List Price: $19.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publish date: 08/27/1992
  • ISBN: 9780195073614
  • ISBN10: 0195073614
used Add to Cart $3.25
You save: 84%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $14.48
You save: 27%
Marketplace Item
Description: Whether you are a corporate executive or an entrepreneur, a military officer or an engineer, your ability to speak well in public is vital. Perhaps you are a medical researcher demonstrating a new surgical technique at a seminar. Or a sales manager outlining a new commission plan to your national sales force. Or the head of a small business trying to land a big account. It is essential that you deliver an effective presentation. In A Practical Guide for Business Speaking, consultant and educator Edward Bailey offers a thorough, down-to-earth, easy-to-use handbook that contains everything you need to give the best presentations possible. Bailey offers a gold mine of detailed advice as he takes you through the process a step at a time. He stresses that most presentations succeed or fail in the design stage. He then shows how to design your speech for maximum impact--using a "blueprint" and clear transitions to keep the audience focused--and how to use examples to avoid one of the worst pitfalls of public speaking, abstraction. He describes the many kinds of visual aids available, from overhead transparencies, to flip charts, to blackboards and whiteboards, and he discusses the pluses and minuses of each. He tells you what to look for when checking out a room in advance--for instance, see if the projector focuses well, if the room is cool enough to prevent drowsiness, if the microphone, and so on. (In an appendix, Bailey provides a nineteen-point checklist for setting up the room.) In addition, he offers solid advice on how to rehearse before a talk, how to break the ice with the audience, how to design your own visual aids, and how to handle question-and-answer periods. Perhaps what ismost impressive is the wealth of detailed advice presented here. For instance, when using a pointer, hold it in the hand closer to the screen (with the far hand, you turn your back on the audience, making it harder to hear you). When designing a visual aid, use at least 18 point type, and seldom use all capital letters (sentences of capital letters are harder to read). And when reading from a text, don't staple the pages--constant page-turning distracts the audience. Instead, keep the pages loose, and slide each page to one side as you finish it. Based on years of experience, A Practical Guide for Business Speaking is a must for anyone who speaks in public. You can read it in an afternoon, but it will improve your presentations forever.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Cathy's Half Price Books
Location: Havertown, PA
Condition: Good
Shows some light wear from age and use. Interior is good with sound binding
[...]
Price:
$3.25
Comments:
Shows some light wear from age and use. Interior is good with sound binding
[...]
Seller: Newsboy Books
Location: Ontario, CA
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
0195073614 Hardcover title is "A Practical Guide for Business Speaking".
Price:
$4.26
Comments:
0195073614 Hardcover title is "A Practical Guide for Business Speaking".
Seller: WonderBook
Location: Frederick, MD Ask seller a question
Condition: Very Good
Very Good condition. Very Good dust jacket.
Price:
$5.60
Comments:
Very Good condition. Very Good dust jacket.
Seller: Wonder Book - Member ABAA/ILAB
Location: Frederick, MD
Condition: Very Good
Very Good condition. Good dust jacket.
Price:
$5.65
Comments:
Very Good condition. Good dust jacket.
Seller: WonderBook
Location: Frederick, MD Ask seller a question
Condition: Like New
Like New condition. Very Good dust jacket.
Price:
$5.79
Comments:
Like New condition. Very Good dust jacket.
Seller: WonderBook
Location: Frederick, MD Ask seller a question
Condition: Very Good
Very Good condition. Good dust jacket.
Price:
$5.79
Comments:
Very Good condition. Good dust jacket.
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$14.48
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).