The Training of a Public Speaker eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 107 pages of information about The Training of a Public Speaker.
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Start of eBook1
WHAT RHETORIC IS1
THE USE OF RHETORIC2
THE VALUE OF THE GIFT OF SPEECH4
THE ART OF SPEAKING4
IS ELOQUENCE A GIFT OF NATURE?5
RHETORIC AND MISREPRESENTATION6
THE OBJECT OF A SPEECH6
ELOQUENCE ACQUIRED BY STUDY AND PRACTISE7
THE EXORDIUM OR INTRODUCTION8
THE PURPOSE OF THE INTRODUCTION8
IDEAS TO AVOID AND TO INCLUDE9
STUDYING YOUR HEARERS9
AROUSING EMOTIONS9
MATERIAL FOR THE INTRODUCTION10
TWO TYPES OF INTRODUCTIONS11
HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT BEGINNING12
THE VALUE OF NATURALNESS12
THE NEED OF SIMPLICITY OF EXPRESSION13
“TYING UP” THE INTRODUCTION14
THE NARRATION14
THE TWO KINDS OF NARRATION14
HOW TO MAKE THE CONCLUSION15
PURPOSES OF THE NARRATION15
THE QUALITIES NEEDED FOR SUCCESS16
GETTING YOUR STATEMENTS ACCEPTED17
THE ORDER OF THE NARRATION18
DIVISION AND ARGUMENT18
THE MISTAKE OF TOO MANY DIVISIONS18
DISADVANTAGES OF DIVISIONS19
WHEN THE DIVISION IS DESIRABLE19
PITFALLS IN ARGUMENT19
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD ARGUMENT20
THE BEST ORDER OF THE ARGUMENT20
THE PERORATION21
RULES FOR THE PERORATION21
PURPOSES OF THE PERORATION22
HOW TO AROUSE EMOTIONS23
PASSION AND PERSUASION25
QUALITIES NEEDED IN THE ORATOR26
THE SECRET OF MOVING THE PASSIONS27
THE POWER OF MENTAL IMAGERY28
RULES FOR PRACTISE28
THE STUDY OF WORDS29
THE PROPER VALUE OF WORDS29
THE DANGER OF VERBIAGE30
ACQUIRING A PRACTICAL VOCABULARY31
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT WORDS31
ELEGANCE AND GRACE31
THE VALUE OF BEAUTY OF EXPRESSION32
DEVELOPING VARIETY OF STYLE33
THE CHOICE OF WORDS33
THE MANNER OF DELIVERY34
FAULTS OF EXPRESSION TO AVOID34
USE OF VIVID DESCRIPTION35
HOW TO EMPLOY SIMILES AND METAPHORS37
COMPOSITION AND STYLE38
THE POWER OF SKILFUL COMPOSITION39
THE ESSENTIALS OF GOOD COMPOSITION40
THE COMPOSITION OF PERIODS41
THE USE OF PERIODS42
FITTING EXPRESSION TO THOUGHT42
FAULTS IN COMPOSITION43
COPIOUSNESS OF WORDS44
THE RIGHT WORD IN THE RIGHT PLACE44
THE VALUE OF HEARING SPEAKERS44
THE ADVANTAGES OF READING45
HOW TO READ MOST PROFITABLY45
WHAT TO READ45
QUALITIES OF CLASSIC WRITERS47
KNOWLEDGE AND SELF-CONFIDENCE51
THOROUGH INFORMATION INDISPENSABLE51
THE MANNER OF THE SPEAKER52
THE NEED OF GOOD DELIVERY52
THE TEST OF AN ORATION52
AVOIDING OSTENTATION53
DO NOT ABUSE YOUR OPPONENT54
THOROUGH PREPARATION ESSENTIAL54
CONCLUSION55
TAKING TIME FOR STUDY57
THE REWARDS OF ELOQUENCE58
ADVERTISEMENTS59
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