The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnegie and Joseph B. Esenwein is a manual for people who have to speak in public, and it is still in use today. Whether the occasion in question is sharing travel experiences with friends, a toast for newly-weds, or a public debate, the tips and tricks collected in this book will come handy anywhere.
The book describes how to make effective use of one's voice and gestures, how to gain and convey confidence in front of a large audience, and which methods to use to convert the listeners to one's own cause. Each chapter contains examples and a list of practice exercises. The last 15 sections are real speeches by famous men to function as a study aid. (Summary by Availle)
Things to Think of First - A Foreword
Ch. I: Acquiring Confidence Before an Audience
Ch. II: The Sin of Monotony
Ch. III: Efficiency through Emphasis and Subordination
Ch. IV: Efficiency through Change of Pitch
Ch. V: Efficiency through Change of Pace
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Dated but good
His examples are dated, but it does seem to be a good description of the fundamentals of speech writing and presentation.
Did this guy listen to himself? 5 minutes & I was bored to death. Someone needs to let him know how boring his voice & tone are.