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Summary

If you know a child who has a speech coming up or is simply interested in improving their ability to speak in public, this is a useful resource filled with tips and tricks as well as numerous excerpts from presidential speeches for inspiration. This audiobook explains the key elements of speech-making to a younger audience from picking the right topic, to how to structure a speech, to offering a great delivery. The audiobook contains numerous tips and tricks to write a good speech and then perform it well. The audiobook uses examples from presidential speeches to support many of the key points.

Listen to speeches from presidents including Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump; integrated into the audiobook to emphasize examples as they project confidence, engage with their audience, vary their tone, speak in an even manner, entertain, educate, and provide powerful endings.

The audiobook explains the four different styles and purposes of speeches (informative, persuasive, demonstrative, entertaining). Then it offers tips on structuring a good speech based on your audience, the time available, and other factors. Then the audiobook explores best practices for the effective delivery of a speech, including effective practice and making sure you are a confident speaker immune to stage fright and handling slipups should they occur.

All of this is delivered in tone and language appropriate for a younger audience and shares some of the most famous speeches in modern US history from the National Archives.

Target age range for this title is approximately eight to 13 years old.

©2020 Elaina Garcia (P)2020 Oxted Presx

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