Learn the secrets of captivating an audience from the greatest orators of all time
What person faced with speaking in public wouldn't want some pointers from great speakers like John F. Kennedy or Ronald Reagan? Now you can. Michael E. Eidenmuller, founder of American-Rhetoric.com, outlines the six areas that are critical for making an impact with a speech--situation, content, structure, style, delivery, rhetorical strategies and tactics. He then shows the best uses of these elements in practice by featuring six great speeches on an audio CD. The unique combination of text and audio will help you understand what makes a particular speech memorable and inspiring and incorporate this knowledge into your own speeches.
Features speeches by:
Ronald Reagan * John F. Kennedy * Douglas MacArthur * Barbara Jordan * Edward Kennedy * Mary Fisher
|About the author|
Michael E. Eidenmuller, Ph.D., is an associate professor of speech communication at the University of Texas at Tyler and the founder of AmericanRhetoric.com, the Internet's largest database of freely available, complete speeches in both text and audio format. He lives in Whitehouse, Texas.
|Table of contents|
Introduction Chapter 1: The Power of Oratory in the United States Chapter 2: Situation (Speech: Reagan Space Shuttle Challenger Tragedy Address) Chapter 3: Content (Speech: Edward Kennedy: 'Truth and Tolerance in America') Chapter 4: Structure (Speech: General Douglas MacArthur's Thayer Award Acceptance Address) Chapter 5: Style (Speech: John F. Kennedy: Inaugural Address) Chapter 6: Delivery (Speech: Barbara Jordan: Statement on the Articles of Impeachment) Chapter 7: Rhetorical Strategies and Tactics (Speech: Mary Fisher: 1992 Republican Convention Address) Chapter 8: Conclusion Appendixes: Speech Transcripts References