Say it like Shakespeare : how to give a speech like Hamlet, persuade like Henry V, and other secrets from the world's greatest communicator
Featuring how-tos, illustrated with pithy examples, insights, and witticisms from Shakespeare's works, this book looks at what goes into successful communication. Among other things, readers learn how to: gather vital audience intelligence; develop a sound action plan; organize a winning message; persuade with dress, voice modulation; and more.
eBook, English, ©2001
McGraw-Hill, New York, ©2001
1 online resource (v, 314 pages) : illustrations
Part I: The Path to Better Communication. Chapter 1: Why the Bard as Communication Guru? Chapter 2: Exceeding Wise or Counterfeit Rascal: What's Your Personal Scorecard? Chapter 3: Mend Your Speech a Little: Ready to Go? Part II: The Sender's Role. Chapter 4: Speak the Speech, Trippingly: Tune Up That Voice. Chapter 5: Speak Plain and to the Purpose: Enhancing Language Power. Chapter 6: Is Your English Frittered? Overcoming Language Deficiencies. Chapter 7: Suit the Action to the Word: Body Language That Works for You. Chapter 8: Let the Apparel Proclaim the Man (and Woman): Appearance as a Positive Factor. Chapter 9: Get Into a Winning State of Mind. Part III: The Receiver and Feedback Roles. Chapter 10: Bestow the Sense of. Hey There, Are You Listening? Chapter 11: Receiver Meets Sender in Q&A. Chapter 12: Test the Verbosity to the Argument: Sharpen Your Critical Listening Skill. Part IV: Getting a Good Message. Chapter 13: Tuning In: First, Do Your Homework. Chapter 14: To Speak and Purpose Not? Set Your Approach. Chapter 15: Bait the Hook Well: Organize Your Material. Chapter 16: Let Us Tell Sad Stories: Develop the Substance. Part V: The Medium Supports the Message. Chapter 17: Alas, Poor Yorick: Apply Visual Aids Well. Chapter 18: Silence That Dreadful Bell! Use the Medium Wisely. Part VI: Competitive Communication. Chapter 19: Gather Your Team: Once More Unto the Breech! Chapter 20: The Readiness Is All: Prepare Well. Chapter 21: Unveil That Knave! This Is a Competition. Chapter 22: A Hit, a Very Palpable Hit! You Won! Chaptet 23: Done to Death by Slanderous Tongues! Uh-Oh, You Lost. Part VII: Continuing Onward. Chapter 24: Speak--It's Your Cue: Moving Forward. Credits. Index of Famous Lines.