THE SPEAKER'S NOTEBOOK by William G. Hoffman


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Another book for the layman to whom public speaking is a new factor, with enough of sound, commonsense advice for the practiced speaker. The author follows fairly routine of thought; his advice is good but not revolutionary; his inclusion of radio strikes a contemporary note; his examples of outstanding speeches, and his inclusion of and epigrams and humor cover a wide range. Neither better nor wores than any one of several on the market. However, the fact that the stories number and are classified and arranged under headings may make it more readily usable than some others. The blank pages indicated between sections for notes and clippings is a useful feature. And the author's previous book, Public Speaker's Scrapbook, has given him a name in the field through a sale of over 17,000 copies.

Publisher: Whittlesey