Author of several books on the various parts of speech-making, Herbert V. Prochnow has assembled here a ""treasury"" of stories, quips, anecdotes, and inspirational material designed to put ""zip"" and ""sparkle"" into talks and to provide introductions of all kinds, whether one is acting as chairman of a dinner, a discussion group or any other type of meeting. He includes excerpts from speeches by men in various professions and careers, literary quotations, proverbs, humorous stories and definitions, a special section on business quotations and several examples from his own speeches. He includes a list of requirements for the good toastmaster and a series of illustrative introductions and responses. Herbert V. Prochnow is Vice President of the First National Bank of Chicago and a teacher of public speaking. It seems that his books have proved helpful.