SO TO SPEAK by Elisabeth Ferguson von Hesse


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This is more than the title would seem to indicate, for here -- in one volume (it could well have been three) is the whole range of preparedness for platform presence and effectiveness. Physical, psychological and factual -- how to stand, how to move, what clothes to wear; how to train the voice for pitch and resonance and that ""velvety"" quality that is the mark of the trained speaker today. And beyond these externals, the organization of material, its forceful presentation, the fine points that indicate the professional approach. With public speaking, whether from club platform, in committee, or on the professional platform -- a demand made of almost everyone in the public eye today, this should prove a valuable handbook. It combines the inspirational aspects with the practical how-to-do-it slant, -- exercises, both for figure and voice, and step- by-step self training, presented by one who has trained many notables of the speaking world today.

Publisher: Stokes