Introduction of Advanced Manuals

The Entertaining Speaker

Entertaining speakers are always in demand. Projects address preparing and delivering an entertaining speech, finding good stories and anecdotes to include in speeches, using humor, incorporating drama into presentations and presenting an after-dinner speech.


A1: The Entertaining Speech (5-7’)

A2: Resources for Entertainment (5-7’)

A3: Make Them Laugh (5-7’)

A4: A Dramatic Talk (5-7’)

A5: Speaking After Dinner (8-10’)


Speaking To Inform

Informational speeches are one of the most common types, so most likely you will be asked to present one sometime. This manual contains information about organizing an informational speech, tailoring your speech to the audience, conducting a demonstration, presenting a report and delivering a speech about an abstract subject.


A1: The Speech to Inform (5-7’)

A2: Resources for Informing (5-7’)

A3: The Demonstration Talk (5-7’)

A4: A Fact-Finding Report (5-7’)

A5: The Abstract Concept (6-8’)


Public Relations

Everyone benefits from the ability to present a good public image. Projects cover preparing a speech that will generate a favorable attitude toward you and your product, company or service, presenting a positive image of yourself and your company or organization on a radio talk show, persuading an audience to accept your viewpoint, addressing a hostile audience and communicating with the public during a crisis situation.


A1: The Goodwill Speech (5-7’)

A2: The Radio Talk Show (3-5’ for presentation, 2-3’ for Q&A)

A3: The Persuasive Approach (3-5’ for presentation, 2-3’ for Q&A)

A4: Speaking Under Fire (5-7’)

A5: The Crisis Management Speech (4-6’ for presentation, 3-5’ for Q&A)


Facilitating Discussion (The Discussion Leader)

Group discussions are common, and this manual provides instruction in facilitating the most common types of discussions.  Learn about moderating a panel discussion, facilitating a brainstorming meeting, leading a problem-solving discussion, handling challenging people during discussions, and helping a problem-solving group achieve a consensus.


A1: The Seminar Solution (20-30’)

A2: The Round Robin (31-33’)

A3: Pilot A Panel (26-31’)

A4: Make It Make Believe (Role Playing) (22-32’)

A5: The Workshop Leader (31-37’)


Specialty Speeches

Speakers are often called upon to give different kinds of talks. This manual contains information about giving the most common ones, and it covers impromptu talks, preparing inspirational speeches, selling a product, reading out loud and introducing a speaker.


A1: Speak Off the Cuff (5-7’)

A2: Uplift the Spirit (8-10’)

A3: Sell a Product (10-12’)

A4: Read Out Loud (12-15’)

A5: Introduce the Speaker (The duration of a club meeting)


Speeches By Management

Managers encounter a variety of speaking situations in the work environment. This manual offers instruction in giving briefings, preparing and presenting technical speeches, motivating a team, giving a status report and speaking to a hostile group.


A1: The Briefing (8-10’)

A2: The Technical Speech (8-10’)

A3: Manage and Motivate (10-12’)

A4: The Status Report (10-12’)

A5: Confrontation: The Adversary Relationship (5’ for presentation, 10’ for Q&A)


The Professional Speaker

Professional speakers can give a variety of presentations to a variety of audiences. This manual offers guidance in preparing and presenting a keynote address, an entertaining speech, a sales training speech, a seminar and a motivational speech. Includes information about marketing yourself as a professional speaker.


A1: The Keynote Address (15-20’)

A2: Speaking to Entertain (15-20’)

A3: The Sales Training Speech (15-20’)

A4: The Professional Seminar (20-40’)

A5: The Motivatinal Speech (15-20’)


Technical Presentations

Presenting technical information in a way that doesn’t bore the audience is challenging. Learn how to prepare technical briefings, design and present a proposal, talk about a technical subject to a nontechnical audience, present a technical paper and enhance a technical talk with the internet.


A1: The Technical Briefing (8-10’)

A2: The Proposal (8-10’ for presentation, 3-5’ for Q&A)

A3: The Nontechnical Audience (10-12’)

A4: Presenting a Technical Paper (10-12’)

A5: The Team Technical Presentation (12-15’)


Persuasive Speaking

Successful people know how to influence and persuade others to accept their ideas, products or services. Projects cover selling a product, making “cold calls,” preparing a winning proposal, convincing an audience to at least consider your side of a controversial issue or subject and persuading listeners to help bring a vision and mission to reality.


A1: The Effective Salesperson (8-10’)

A2: Conquering the "Cold Call" (10-14’)

A3: The Winning Proposal (5-7’)

A4: Addressing the Opposition (7-9’ for presentation, 2-3’ for Q&A)

A5: The Persuasive Leader (6-8’)


Communicating On Television

Television presentations require special preparation and attention to details. Learn how to present an editorial, appear as a guest on an interview program, be the host of an interview program, conduct a press conference and use television to train.


A1: Straight Talk (2’30’’-3’30’’)

A2: The Talk Show (9’30’’-10’30’’)

A3: When You're the Host (9’30’’-10’30’’)

A4: The Press Conference (4-6’ for presentation, 8-10’ for Q&A)

A5: Training On Television (5-7’)



A good story enhances your speech and makes it memorable. This manual offers instruction in telling folk tales, personal stories, stories with morals, emotional stories and stories about historical events or people.


A1: The Folk Tale (7-9’)

A2: Let's Get Personal (6-8’)

A3: The Moral of the Story (4-6’)

A4: The Touching Story (6-8’)

A5: Bringing History to Life (7-9’)


Interpretive Reading

Reading words written by someone else requires a special set of skills. Projects include
reading stories, poetry, monodramas, plays and famous speeches. 


A1: Read A Story (8-10’)

A2: Interpretive Reading (6-8’)

A3: The Monodrama (5-7’)

A4: The Play (12-15’)

A5: The Oratorical Speech (8-10’)


Interpersonal Communication

Everyday life presents challenging communication situations. Topics in this manual include conversing with ease, negotiating, handling criticism, coaching someone to improve performance and expressing dissatisfaction effectively.


A1: Conversing with Ease (10-14’)

A2: The Successful Negotiator (10-14’)

A3: Diffusing Verbal Criticism (10-14’)

A4: The Coach (10-14’)

A5: Asserting Yourself Effectively (10-14’)


Special Occasion Speeches

Special events present special speaking opportunities. This manual provides instruction in giving toasts, speaking in praise/giving a eulogy, “roasting” someone and presenting and accepting awards.


A1: Mastering the Toast (2-3’)

A2: Speaking in Praise (5-7’)

A3: The Roast (3-5’)

A4: Presenting an Award (3-4’)

A5: Accepting an Award (5-7’)


Humorously Speaking

Every speaker benefits from using humor. Learn how to begin a speech with a humorous story to get listeners’ attention, end a speech with a humorous story, use humorous stories and anecdotes throughout the body of your speech to emphasize points, incorporate jokes into presentations and prepare and present an entirely humorous speech.


A1: Warm Up Your Audience (5-7’)

A2: Leave Them With a Smile (5-7’)

A3: Make Them Laugh (5-7’)

A4: Keep Them Laughing (5-7’)

A5: The Humorous Speech (5-7’)


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