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EFFECTIVE PUBLIC SPEAKING THE ESSENTIALS OF EXTEMPORE

SPEAKING AND OF GESTURE

THE MACMILLAN COMPANY
NEW YORK • BOSTON • CHICAGO • DALLAS

ATLANTA - SAN FRANCISCO
MACMILLAN & CO., LIMITED
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MELBOURNE
THE MACMILLAN CO. OF CANADA, LTD.

TORONTO

PUBLIC SPEAKING

THE ESSENTIALS OF EXTEMPORE

SPEAKING AND OF GESTURE

BY

JOSEPH A. MOSHER, PH.D.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SPEAKING, COLLEGE OF THE CITY

OF NEW YORK
SPECIAL LECTURER ON EXTEMPORE SPEAKING
ADVERTISING CLUB OF NEW YORK

ETC.

New York
THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

1917

All rights reserved

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PREFACE

The following pages aim to embody in clear and concise form the essentials of practical, extempore speaking. No attempt is made to add to the bibliography of oratory, which is already adequate. This can hardly be said, however, of the bibliography of practical address. A few admirable books on this phase of public speaking have appeared within recent years, but much that is helpful in the way of new viewpoints and new methods of presentation remains to be written. To distinguish between the aim of the writer on oratory and the purpose of the present treatise, I quote from a book,* recently republished in this country, which represents the oratorical viewpoint:

"Once face to face, and at grappling point with his idea, he (the orator] will forget everything else. He will no longer see anything save the thought which he has to manifest, the feeling of his heart which he has to communicate. His voice, which just now was so tremulous and broken, will acquire assurance, authority, bril

*“The Art of Extempore Speaking,” by Abbé Bautain.

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