FACULTY OF SPEECH -- ДАР РЕЧИ
Для настоящего профессионала крайне важно умение правильно и грамотно оформить свои мысли, как в устной, так и в письменной форме. Приведенные ниже цитаты, выражения и фигуры речи помогут будущим светилам мировой дипломатии и юриспруденции приобрести навыки искусного письма и риторики.
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arresting speech - захватывающая речь
articulate speech- членораздельная речь
emotional speech - темпераментная речь
feeling speech - прочувствованная речь
impressive speech - яркая речь
inspiring speech - вдохновляющая /зажигательная/ речь
complimentary speech - приветственная речь
persuasive speech - убедительная речь
wanton speech - витиеватая речь; безудержное красноречие
clumsy speech - нескладная речь
colourless speech - бледная /бесцветная/ речь
concluding speech - заключительная речь
philippic oration - обличительная речь
plain language - прямая /откровенная/ речь
set speech - заранее подготовленная речь
a bookish way of speaking - книжная речь
smooth words - сладкие речи
powerful speech - яркая /впечатляющая/ речь
weighty speech - важная, содержательная речь
rhetorical effort - речь, построенная по всем правилам ораторского искусства
fiery speeches - пламенные /зажигательные/ речи
verbal diarrhea -словесный понос, недержание речи; болтливость, разглагольствование
a speech worthy of the occasion - речь, подобающая случаю
faculty of speech - дар речи
1. Preparation. Prepare your speech well. Spend a little time thinking of what you are going to say and the kind of audience you are going to address. Churchill often said that it only took him ten minutes to prepare a two-hour speech, but it took him all of two hours to prepare a ten-minute one.
2. Good Opening and Ending. The first and last sections of your speech are crucial. Give them a little extra thought, perhaps even writing out your opening and closing lines and learning them off. A humorous opening will get your audience's attention right away, eg, "As Henry V111 said to each of his wives in turn, 'I won't keep you very long,'" or "A good speech, they say, should be like a mini-skirt, short enough to be interesting, and long enough to cover the essentials.
3. Body of Speech. Your speech should be structured. Write out the points you want to make in a sequence, one after the other, so that one point leads into the next.
4. Quotes. Pepper your speech with quotes. This will add power to what you say.
5. Humor. Use appropriate humor/joke/funny story to get your audience with you. When you hear them laughing they are paying attention to you and your message.
6. Eye contact. It is very important to maintain eye contact with your audience, panning back and forth across the width of the room so that you appear to be speaking to everyone directly.
7. Notes. Use cue cards with key words and phrases written on them, glancing at them every now and again to remind you of the next point. That way you will be able to maintain the all-important eye contact with your audience. Avoid reading the entire speech from a script.
8. Smile. Be sincere, avoiding over-statement or exaggered flattery if the speech is in praise of someone, and most important, smile.
The big day has come. You're ready to deliver your talk. It's time to look your audience in the eye and tell them all the exciting things you know they are eager to hear. Give your speech! Remember that the audience is on your side. That's the good news. People are giving you their time, and they want you to be good. They'll stay on your side for about 30 seconds. You have about that much time to keep them on your side for the rest of your speech. How do you do that?
1. Look professional. First impressions are hard to overcome. Looking professional adds to your credibility.
William Gladstone once observed that a speech need not be eternal to be immortal. His point is well taken. The tendency to speak longer than necessary is a stereotypical trait long associated with public speaking.
Perhaps the most famous example (often held up as a warning) is President William Henry Harrison's Inaugural Address - the longest one ever given. He spoke outdoors for 1 hour and 45 minutes on a cold, rainy day in Washington, D.C. As a result, he caught a cold and died a few weeks later. In contrast, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address - one of the most eloquent speeches of all time - can be recited in about two minutes.
So how long should a speech be? Abraham Lincoln's response was "Like a man's pants - long enough to cover the subject." Here are a few additional guidelines:
Don't feel obligated to fill your entire time slot. Just because you've been given 45 minutes to speak doesn't mean you must speak for 45 minutes. If you can do it in 30 or 35 minutes, by all means do so. But use your common sense. I recently spoke at a conference where another speaker, who was slotted for a one-hour presentation, completed his talk in ten minutes. The conference organizers were less than thrilled.
It's better to be a little too short than a little too long. If you conclude five minutes early, people in the audience will be thrilled. If you conclude five minutes late, they'll be impatient and possibly angry. Your audience members are busy. They have people to see and places to go. They expect you to be done on time. Don't disappoint them.
Twenty minutes is a good length. If you can choose how long you'll speak, pick 20 minutes. It's long enough to cover a lot of information. And it's short enough to do all that before the audience's attention span reaches its outer limit.
As communication expert Jim Lukaszewski says, "A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a good story is worth 10,000 pictures."
Success stories. Nothing succeeds like success. People like to hear stories about how an idea or action worked out successfully
Personal stories. People are much more interested in personal stories than they are in plain facts! Any time you can add a personal touch, you can get peoples' attention.
Humorous stories. A humorous story amuses your audience while making a point.
The best ones will be published to make your name immortal!
Advice. I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.
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The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
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Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business anywhere else.
If the facts are against you, argue the law; If the law is against you, argue the facts.
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The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
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