book will teach you how to become a lively, successful, and
charismatic public speaker.
Here you will find a fresh and entertaining explanation of virtually
every aspect of public speaking: how to overcome stage fright,
making eye contact, working on the voice, using pauses, questions,
and gestures, avoiding parasitic words, how to face the public,
acting skills, debating, storytelling, making conversation, reading
aloud, proposing toasts, and much more.
A collection of the highly effective exercises from courses in
rhetoric, acting, public speaking, and voice and speech training
courses will enable you, from the moment you start working through
the book, to enhance your public-speaking skills.
You will learn about more than thirty factors which are essential if
you want to master the art of public speaking. Knowledge of these
will enable you not only to address an audience successfully, but to
become the life and soul of the party through your ability to
communicate your ideas in a confident and entertaining manner.
Sergey Shipunov is the director of the University of Rhetoric and
the Art of Oratory in Moscow. He has devised a suite of public
speaking courses, which since 2002 have run successfully in over
thirty cities in Russia and abroad. He organizes annual festivals of
oratory (which last seven to twelve days), and directs a program to
license instructors wishing to teach courses based on his materials