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The Resource I have something to say : mastering the art of public speaking in an age of disconnection, John Bowe

I have something to say : mastering the art of public speaking in an age of disconnection, John Bowe

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I have something to say : mastering the art of public speaking in an age of disconnection
Title
I have something to say
Title remainder
mastering the art of public speaking in an age of disconnection
Statement of responsibility
John Bowe
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In eleventh grade, John Bowe's cousin Bill asked a classmate to prom. She said no. Bill responded by moving to the family basement--and staying there for the next forty-three years. But in 1992, at the age of fifty-nine, Bill surprised everyone who knewhim: He got married. Bowe learned that Bill credited his turnaround to a non profit club he'd joined called Toastmasters International. Fascinated by the idea that speech training seemed to foster the kind of psychological well-being more commonly soughtthrough expensive psychiatric treatment, and intrigued by the notion that words could serve as medicine-- healing the shy, connecting the disconnected, and mending our frayed social fabric--Bowe sets out to learn for himself what he'd gathered from so many others: When you learn to speak in public, you undergo a profound transformation that has very little to do with standing at a podium. Through his own Toastmasters journey, Bowe learns much more than how to overcome the nervousness associated with giving a speech. He learns that public speaking is really about the audience--it's the art of paying attention. Ultimately, Bowe finds that the key to eloquence, to overcoming shyness, is not mastering one's self or one's fears, but honing one's ability to empathize, pay attention to other people, and connect"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bowe, John
Dewey number
  • 808.5/1
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bowe, John
  • Journalists
  • Toastmasters International
  • Public speaking
Label
I have something to say : mastering the art of public speaking in an age of disconnection, John Bowe
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-218)
Contents
Active participation -- Yes. You. Can. -- Getting to the point -- You kind of mellow out -- The power zone -- Letting it all hang out -- Facts are stupid things -- Seeing is believing -- Find the pizza -- Toward justice and harmony
Control code
BK0026094897
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9781400062102
Lccn
2019051869
Label
I have something to say : mastering the art of public speaking in an age of disconnection, John Bowe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-218)
Contents
Active participation -- Yes. You. Can. -- Getting to the point -- You kind of mellow out -- The power zone -- Letting it all hang out -- Facts are stupid things -- Seeing is believing -- Find the pizza -- Toward justice and harmony
Control code
BK0026094897
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9781400062102
Lccn
2019051869

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