Burr Ridge, Ill. : Irwin Professional Pub., c1994.
xiv, 177 p. ; 24 cm.

Knees weaken, voices quiver, and sweat glands go into overdrive at the mere thought of having to speak in public. Now, finally, I'd Rather Die than Give a Speech! presents a method that is sure to make public speaking easier and more enjoyable. This step-by-step game plan will help anyone transform speechmaking from a teeth-chattering ordeal to a rewarding experience that can benefit their career and company. With practical tools and strategies for both speech preparers and presenters alike, this handbook offers new ways to grab and hold an audience's attention, including all about ear appeal, which can turn lackluster speeches into knockouts; covers the entire process of speechmaking - from preparation to performance to Q&A - in a lively, easy-to-read style; includes chapter checklists and pitfalls to be avoided; and contains examples and anecdotes that are easy to relate to and fun to read. I'd Rather Die than Give a Speech shows you how to craft and deliver a speech that grabs the audience's attention and holds it through the barrage of questions that often follow presentations.