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The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking

 ( Guidelines from Dorothy Carnegie's book based on Dale Carnegie's "Public speaking and influencing men in business" )

Fundamentals of Effective Speaking


1. Acquiring the Basic Skills

  • Take heart from the experience of others
  • Keep your goal before you
  • Predetermine your mind to success
  • Seize every opportunity to practice

2. Developing Confidence

  • Get the facts about fear of speaking in public
  • Prepare in the proper way
  • Predetermine your mind to success
  • Act confident

3. Speaking Effectively the Quick and Easy Way

  • Speaking about something you have earned the right to talk about through experience or study
  • Be sure you are excited about your subject
  • Be eager to share your talk with your listeners

Speech, Speaker, and Audience

4. Earning the Right to Talk

  • Limit your subject
  • Develop reserve power
  • Fill your talk with illustrations and examples
  • Use concrete, familiar words that create pictures

5. Vitalizing the Talk

  • Choose subjects you are earnest about
  • Relive the Feelings you have about your topic
  • Act in earnest

6. Sharing the Talk with the Audience

  • Talk in terms of your listeners' interests
  • Give honest, sincere appreciation
  • Identify yourself with the audience
  • Make your audience a partner in your talk
  • Play yourself down

The Purpose of Prepared and Impromptu Talks

7. Making the Short Talk to Get Action

  • Give your example, an incident from your life
  • State your point, what you want the audience to do
  • Give the reason or benefit the audience may expect

8. Making the Talk to Inform

  • Restrict your subject to fit the time at your disposal
  • Arrange your ideas in sequence
  • Enumerate your points as you make them
  • Compare the strange with the familiar
  • Use visual aids

9. Making the Talk to Convince

  • Win confidence by deserving it
  • Get a Yes-response
  • Speakin with contagious enthusiasm
  • Show respect and affection for your audience
  • Begin in a friendly way

10. Making Impromptu Talks

  • Practice impromptu speaking
  • Be mentally ready to speak impromptu
  • Get into an example immediately
  • Speak with animation and force
  • Use the principle of the Here and the Now
  • Don't talk impromptu--Give an impromptu talk

The Art of Communicating

11. Delivering the Talk

  • Crash through your shell of self-consciousness
  • Don't try to imitate others--Be yourself
  • Converse with your audience
  • Put your heart into your speaking
  • Practice making your voice strong and flexible

The Challenge of Effective Speaking

12. Introducing Speakers, Presenting and Accepting Awards

  • Thoroughly prepare what you are going to say
  • Follow the T-I-S Formula
  • Be enthusiastic
  • Thoroughly prepare the talk of presentation
  • Express your sincere feelings in the talk of acceptance

13. Organizing the Longer Talk

  • Get attention immediately
  • Avoid getting unfavorable attention
  • Support your main ideas
  • Appeal for action

14. Applying What You Have Learned

  • Use specific detail in everyday conversation
  • Use effective speaking techniques in your job
  • Seek Opportunities to speak in public
  • You must persist
  • Keep the certainty of reward before you

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Don't Grow Old - Grow Up!

( Guidelines from Dorothy Carnegie's book )

The first step toward maturity - Responsibility

  1. Don't kick the Chair. Be willing to account for yourself; don't blame others.
  2. Damn the Handicaps! - Full Speed Ahead. Don't make a handicap an excuse for failure.
  3. Five Ways to Ditch Disaster:
    1. Accept the inevitable; give time a chance.
    2. Take action against trouble.
    3. Concentrate on helping others.
    4. Use all of life while you have it.
    5. Count your blessings.<

Action is for adults

  1. Belief is the Basis for Action. Know what you believe and act accordingly.
  2. Analyze Before You Act.
  3. Two Wonderful Words that Changed a Life. When the time for action arrives, don't hesitate.

Three great rules for mental health: Know yourself, Like yourself, Be yourself

  1. There's Only One Like You Learn to know yourself by:
    1. Cultivating moments of solitude.
    2. Breaking through the habit barrier.
    3. Developing excitement and enthusiasm.
  2. Conformity: Refuge of the Frightened. Be yourself by developing your own convictions and standards; then have the courage to live with them.
  3. Why is a Bore? Develop inner resources to avoid boring yourself and others.
  4. The Maturing Mind: Adventure in Adult Living. Develop your mind through intellectual activity.

Marriage is for grownups

  1. How to Get Along with Women. Here are seven ways:
    1. Give her appreciation.
    2. Be generous and considerate.
    3. Keep yourself attractive.
    4. Understand a woman's work.
    5. Be dependable.
    6. Share her interests.
    7. Love her.
  2. Father Come Home. Children need fathers too.
  3. How to Get Along with Men. Here are seven ways:
    1. Be good-natured.
    2. Be a good companion.
    3. Be a good listener.
    4. Be adaptable.
    5. Be efficient, not officious.
    6. Be yourself.
    7. Be glad you're a woman.
  4. The Rediscovery of Love. We must develop a more mature concept of love.

Maturity and making friends

  1. Loneliness: The Great American Disease.
  2. People are Wonderful. Learn to appreciate them.
  3. Why Should People Like You? They will like you if you like them and develop qualities of warmth that attract others.

How old are you?

  1. If You're Afraid of Growing Old, Read This. Learn some of the facts about aging.
  2. How to Live to be 100 and Like it. To live longer, develop attitudes that promote health of mind.
  3. Don't Let the Rocking Chair Get You. Work as long as you can.

Maturity of spirit

  1. The Court of Last Appeal. When all else fails, try God.
  2. The Food of the Spirit. Our spirit is nourished through prayer.

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