Brief Guide to Extemporaneous Public Speaking
by Blake J. Neff and Scott D. Turcott
Softcover, 64 pages
With more than thirty-five years of combined experience teaching introductory courses in public speaking, the authors have noted a consistent weakness for speech students. Even those who do a masterful job of researching and developing a speech struggle with delivery. This guide helps students overcome that weakness and develop and deliver a speech using this preferred style.
Endorsements for Brief Guide to Extemporaneous Public Speaking
A great resource for students of speech and homiletics. This concise, well illustrated guide to extemporaneous speaking thoroughly covers the essentials in an engaging manner. Neff and Turcott have made the fundamental elements of extemporaneous delivery accessible to all students of oral communication.
—Zig Ziglar, Author and Motivational Teacher
In my view there is no more important public speaking skill than extemporaneous delivery. Thanks to Neff and Turcott, we have a practical, inspiring guide that teaches the essentials to students, businesspersons, pastors, teachers, and everyone else who is called to serve audiences.
—Quentin J. Schultze, Ph.D.
Arthur H. DeKruyter Chair in Faith and Communication
Executive Director, Gainey Institute for Faith and Communication
Neff and Turcott's book covers the essentials of effective speaking. Their focus on the key principles of extemporaneous speaking makes this a valuable tool for both the beginner and the seasoned speaker. Each principle is theoretically grounded and practically illustrated. Brief Guide to Extemporaneous Public Speaking is a great resource for any speaker's library.
Director of Corporate Training
Zig Ziglar Corporation