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Working With Words:

Adding Life to Your Oral Presentations

About The Book

 

Working With Words: Adding Life to Your Oral Presentations by Rae A. StonehouseWorking With Words: Adding Life to Your Oral Presentations provides you with the recipe for using words to help you become a dynamic speaker.

Veteran Toastmaster of over 26 years, Rae A. Stonehouse provides sage advice and helpful tips to whet your appetite to become a more dynamic speaker and presenter.

The book explores the following public speaking strategies:

  • The Language of Speaking
  • Improving Your Descriptive Powers
  • Using Vocal Variety to Make Your Presentations Come Alive
  • Using Gestures for a Powerful Speech… and much more!

Working With Words: Adding Life to Your Oral Presentations is for any speaker or presenter who wants to take their speaking to the next level.

Working With Words: Adding Life to Your Oral Presentations is for any speaker or presenter who wants to take their speaking to the next level.

Chapter One: Introduction

Forrest Gump is known for having said Life is like a box of chocolates.

It occurred to me in a dream one night, that life is more like a bowl of strawberries. More precisely, public speaking is like a bowl of strawberries.

Let me explain.

A few strawberries, freshly picked off the plant and immediately eaten, can be delicious.

A bushel basket of them in front of you with the expectation you had to eat them here and now, wouldn’t be.

But what about a nice strawberry sundae or a good-sized mouth-watering portion of strawberry shortcake?

I’m salivating thinking about either of them, actually both of them…

When it comes to public speaking, there are times when fewer words are better.

There are times we are bombarded with a speaker telling us everything they know about a subject.

There’s too much to absorb… so we tune out. 

Then there is the strawberry shortcake of presentations.

This is where the speaker whets your appetite, gives you just enough of a serving that you are close to being full and leaves you wanting more.

This book focuses on using words to help you become a more dynamic speaker.

Let’s get started!

How many words are there in the English language?

According to the Second Edition of the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary, there are:

  • Full entries for 171,476 words in current use
  • 47,156 obsolete words
  • 9,500 derivative words included as subentries

Words have the power to poison, to hurt, to heal or to bless.

You can have a powerful delivery, an expressive voice, an attractive appearance, and thorough knowledge of your subject but if your words are poorly chosen, your speech will fail to communicate.

With the right words, you can communicate your thoughts, your feelings, and your emotions.

And with the right words you can teach people, give them understanding,
entertain them, persuade them to change attitudes, and even persuade them to do your bidding.

But before you can do any of that, you should learn as much as possible about words.

Did you know that you have three vocabularies? In the next chapter, we look at each of them in detail.

What’s inside

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You Have Three Vocabularies

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The Language of Speaking

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Words Worth Forgetting

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Improving Your Descriptive Powers

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Using Vocal Variety to Make Your Presentations Come Alive

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Using Voice Variables

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Your Speaking Rate

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Your Speaking Volume

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Your Speaking Quality

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Using Gestures for Powerful Speech

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Your Voice and Your Image

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Working with Words: Adding Life to Your Oral Presentations is available as a downloadable e-book, paperback or as an on-line e-course. The e-course and other courses are available at Live For Excellence Academy.

About the Author

Rae A. Stonehouse is a Canadian born author & speaker. His professional career as a Registered Nurse working predominantly in psychiatry/mental health, has spanned four decades. Rae has embraced the principal of CANI (Constant and Never-ending Improvement) as promoted by thought leaders such as Tony Robbins and brings that philosophy to each of his publications and presentations. Rae has dedicated the latter segment of his journey through life to overcoming his personal inhibitions. As a 20+ year member of Toastmasters International he has systematically built his self-confidence and communicating ability. He is passionate about sharing his lessons with his readers and listeners. His publications thus far are of the self-help, self-improvement genre and systematically offer valuable sage advice on a specific topic. His writing style can be described as being conversational. As an author Rae strives to have a one-to-one conversation with each of his readers, very much like having your own personal self-development coach. Rae is known for having a wry sense of humour that features in his publications. To learn more about Rae A. Stonehouse, visit the Wonderful World of Rae Stonehouse at https://raestonehouse.com.

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