The Art of Speeches and Presentations by Philip Collins
The Secrets of Making People Remember What You Say

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Be memorable.

Whether you like it or loathe it, public speaking is something many of us have to do. Be it presentations to colleagues or speeches to a room full of near strangers, we all want to shine…or at least get through it with our dignity intact. Luckily Philip Collins, former Chief Speech Writer to Tony Blair, knows exactly what’s needed to give a storming speech.

The secret, according to Philip, is content. Too many of us focus on how we’re presenting, and don’t spend enough time thinking about what we’re presenting. The secret to memorable, polished speeches is to think more about the material you’re sharing – to pay attention to detail and choose your works carefully. Speech writing is and art – and art we can all learn.

When the content’s right, the confidence will follow.

In The Art of Speeches and Presentations Philip Collins provides you with a concise set of tools, preparing you for any speaking occasion. Ranging from the ancient history of rhetoric to what makes Barack Obama such a good speaker, it’s packed with practical examples and tips to teach you the craft of speaking well and making people remember what to say.

“Does Phil Collins know what he is talking about? Here’s the answer – he isn’t just good, he is the best. It’s as simple as that. I spent years writing speeches for major politicians and I now speak publicly myself all the time, and yet there is so much that I can pick up from him and anyone who re4ads this book will too.”—Daniel Finkelstein, Executive Editor, The Times and former speech writer to William Hague


About Philip Collins

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About the Editors: Michael Collins is Professor of Agronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington. He received his BS degree from Berea College, MS degree from West Virginia University and the PhD from the University of Kentucky. He teaches an upper-level undergraduate/graduate course on forage management and utilization and advises graduate students. His research is on forage management and postharvest physiology of hay and silage with emphasis on forage quality. Kenneth J. Moore is Professor of Agronomy, Iowa State University. He received his BS degree from Arizona State University and MS and PhD from Purdue University. He has taught graduate level courses on field plot technique and design, pasture and grazing management, and forage quality and utilization. He advises graduate students and conducts research on pasture management and ecology. C. Jerry Nelson is Curators' Professor of Agronomy, University of Missouri. He received BS and MS degrees from the University of Minnesota and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He teaches an orientation course for freshmen, a course in crop physiology and advises graduate students. He researches growth of grasses and persistence of legumes.
Published April 19, 2012 by Wiley. 223 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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