How to Make a Speech (1985)

Genres - Language & Literature  |   Sub-Genres - Linguistics, Literary Studies  |   Run Time - 45 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Steve Allen will probably always be best remembered for his keen wit, intellect, and creation of The Tonight Show television comedy format in the 1950s. Yet those who had the pleasure of hearing him deliver a speech in public know that he was a masterful speaker. In this program, Allen shares tips that can help both novice speakers and more seasoned ones. He talks about ways to combat stage fright, why it's critical to make notes and write out most speeches in advance, and how important it is to rehearse each speech many times before giving it. Allen also discusses why it's wise to always sum up what you've said at the end of a speech so that your audience can remember it and share it later with others.

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public-speaking, speech, speech-writer, stage-fright, tips [advice], wit