The Training of a Public Speaker
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The Training of a Public Speaker

By Grenville Kleiser
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  • THE TRAINING OF A PUBLIC SPEAKER
  • BY
  • GRENVILLE KLEISER
    • Formerly Instructor in Public Speaking at Yale Divinity School, Yale University. Author of "How to Speak in Public," "Great Speeches and How to Make Them," "Complete Guide to Public Speak- ing," "How to Build Mental Power," "Talks on Talking," etc., etc.
    • FUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY
      • NEW YORK AND LONDON 1920
      • Copyright, 1920, by
    • NEW YORK AND LONDON 1920
    • Copyright, 1920, by
    • GRENVILLE KLEISER
      • [Printed in the United States of America]
      • Published, February, 1920
      • Copyright Under the Articles of the Copyright Convention of the Pan-American Republics and the United States, August 11, 1910
    • [Printed in the United States of America]
    • Published, February, 1920
    • Copyright Under the Articles of the Copyright Convention of the Pan-American Republics and the United States, August 11, 1910
  • CONTENTS
  • PREFACE
  • RHETORIC AND ELOQUENCE
    • WHAT RHETORIC IS
    • THE USE OF RHETORIC
    • THE VALUE OF THE GIFT OF SPEECH
    • THE ART OF SPEAKING
    • IS ELOQUENCE A GIFT OF NATURE?
    • RHETORIC AND MISREPRESENTATION
    • THE OBJECT OF A SPEECH
    • ELOQUENCE ACQUIRED BY STUDY AND PRACTISE
  • THE EXORDIUM OR INTRODUCTION
    • THE PURPOSE OF THE INTRODUCTION
    • IDEAS TO AVOID AND TO INCLUDE
    • STUDYING YOUR HEARERS
    • AROUSING EMOTIONS
    • MATERIAL FOR THE INTRODUCTION
    • TWO TYPES OF INTRODUCTIONS
    • HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT BEGINNING
    • THE VALUE OF NATURALNESS
    • THE NEED OF SIMPLICITY OF EXPRESSION
    • "TYING UP" THE INTRODUCTION
  • THE NARRATION
    • THE TWO KINDS OF NARRATION
    • HOW TO MAKE THE CONCLUSION
    • PURPOSES OF THE NARRATION
    • THE QUALITIES NEEDED FOR SUCCESS
    • GETTING YOUR STATEMENTS ACCEPTED
    • THE ORDER OF THE NARRATION
  • DIVISION AND ARGUMENT
    • THE MISTAKE OF TOO MANY DIVISIONS
    • DISADVANTAGES OF DIVISIONS
    • WHEN THE DIVISION IS DESIRABLE
    • PITFALLS IN ARGUMENT
    • ESSENTIALS OF GOOD ARGUMENT
    • THE BEST ORDER OF THE ARGUMENT
  • THE PERORATION
    • RULES FOR THE PERORATION
    • PURPOSES OF THE PERORATION
    • HOW TO AROUSE EMOTIONS
  • PASSION AND PERSUASION
    • QUALITIES NEEDED IN THE ORATOR
    • THE SECRET OF MOVING THE PASSIONS
    • THE POWER OF MENTAL IMAGERY
    • RULES FOR PRACTISE
  • THE STUDY OF WORDS
    • THE PROPER VALUE OF WORDS
    • THE DANGER OF VERBIAGE
    • ACQUIRING A PRACTICAL VOCABULARY
    • HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT WORDS
  • ELEGANCE AND GRACE
    • THE VALUE OF BEAUTY OF EXPRESSION
    • DEVELOPING VARIETY OF STYLE
    • THE CHOICE OF WORDS
    • THE MANNER OF DELIVERY
    • FAULTS OF EXPRESSION TO AVOID
    • USE OF VIVID DESCRIPTION
    • HOW TO EMPLOY SIMILES AND METAPHORS
  • COMPOSITION AND STYLE
    • THE POWER OF SKILFUL COMPOSITION
    • THE ESSENTIALS OF GOOD COMPOSITION
    • 1. Order
    • 2. Connection
    • 3. Number
    • THE COMPOSITION OF PERIODS
    • THE USE OF PERIODS
    • FITTING EXPRESSION TO THOUGHT
    • FAULTS IN COMPOSITION
  • COPIOUSNESS OF WORDS
    • THE RIGHT WORD IN THE RIGHT PLACE
    • THE VALUE OF HEARING SPEAKERS
    • THE ADVANTAGES OF READING
    • HOW TO READ MOST PROFITABLY
    • WHAT TO READ
    • QUALITIES OF CLASSIC WRITERS
    • Homer
    • Æschylus
    • Sophocles and Euripides
    • Thucydides and Herodotus
    • Demosthenes
    • Lysias and Isocrates
    • Plato
    • Xenophon
    • Aristotle and Theophrastus
    • Vergil
    • Cicero
    • Cæsar
    • Philosophers
    • Seneca
  • KNOWLEDGE AND SELF-CONFIDENCE
    • THOROUGH INFORMATION INDISPENSABLE
    • THE MANNER OF THE SPEAKER
    • THE NEED OF GOOD DELIVERY
    • THE TEST OF AN ORATION
    • AVOIDING OSTENTATION
    • DO NOT ABUSE YOUR OPPONENT
    • THOROUGH PREPARATION ESSENTIAL
  • CONCLUSION
    • TAKING TIME FOR STUDY
    • THE REWARDS OF ELOQUENCE
  • ADVERTISEMENTS
  • How to Read and Declaim
    • A COURSE OF INSTRUCTION IN READING AND DECLAMATION HAVING AS ITS PRIME OBJECT THE CULTIVATION OF TASTE AND REFINEMENT
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  • Kleiser's Complete Guide to Public Speaking
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