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Foreword. Introduction. PART I: A Crash Course in Influencing People. Chapter 1: How to Speak Persuasively. Chapter 2: Speaking with Credibility. Chapter 3: Increasing the Influence of Your Speech (Without Thugs or Drugs). PART II: Preparing Your Presentation. Chapter 4: Getting Started: On Your Mark, Get Set, Now What? Chapter 5: Research Tips and Tricks. Chapter 6: A Web of Resources. Chapter 7: Relating to Your Audience (Without a Paternity Test). Chapter 8: Organizing Your Speech. Chapter 9: Material: Building the Body of Your Speech. Chapter 10: Introductions: Getting Off on the Right Foot. Chapter 11: All's Well That Ends Well: Conclusions and Transitions. Chapter 12: Style: Getting the Words Right. Chapter 13: Visual Aids: The Eye Contact That Really Counts. Chapter 14: Practice Makes Perfect. PART III: Delivering Your Presentation. Chapter 15: Getting the Room Right. Chapter 16: Communicating with Confidence: How to Scare Away Stage Fright. Chapter 17: How to Stand Up and Stand Out. Chapter 18: How to Handle the Audience (Without Leaving Fingerprints). Chapter 19: You Want to Know What? How to Handle Questions. Chapter 20: Panels and Other Special Situations. PART IV: Scoring Points with Humor. Chapter 21: Making Your Point with Humor. Chapter 22: Simple Types of Humor That Anyone Can Use. Chapter 23: Building Yourself Up by Putting Yourself Down. PART V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 24: The Ten Biggest Mistakes Speakers Make. Chapter 25: Ten Great Stories, Ideas, and Concepts to Use in Any Presentation. Chapter 26: Ten Special Occasion Speeches. Chapter 27: Ten Easy Ways to Get Speaking Opportunities. Index. Book Registration Information.