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

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

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I have something to say : mastering the art of public speaking in the age of the great disconnect
Title
I have something to say
Title remainder
mastering the art of public speaking in the age of the great disconnect
Statement of responsibility
John Bowe
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A veteran journalist discovers an ancient system of speech techniques for overcoming the fear of public speaking--and reveals how they can profoundly change our lives. In 2010, award-winning journalist John Bowe learned that his cousin Bill, a longtime extreme recluse living in his parents' basement, had, at the age of fifty-nine, overcome a lifetime of shyness and isolation--and gotten happily married. Bill credited his turnaround to Toastmasters, the world's largest organization devoted to teaching the art of public speaking. Fascinated by the possibility that speech training could foster the kind of psychological well-being more commonly sought through psychiatric treatment, and intrigued by the notion that words can serve as medicine, Bowe set out to discover the origins of speech training--and to learn for himself how to speak better in public. From the birth of democracy in Ancient Greece until two centuries ago, education meant, in addition to reading and writing, years of learning specific, easily taught language techniques for interacting with others. Nowadays, absent such education, the average American speaks 16,000 to 20,000 words every day, but 74 percent of us suffer from speech anxiety. As he joins Toastmasters and learns, step-by-step, to successfully overcome his own speech anxiety, Bowe muses upon our record levels of loneliness, social isolation, and political divisiveness. What would it mean for Americans to learn once again the simple art of talking to one another? Bowe shows that learning to speak in public means more than giving a decent speech without nervousness (or a total meltdown). Learning to connect with others bestows upon us an enhanced sense of freedom, power, and belonging"--Publisher's description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bowe, John
Dewey number
808.5/1
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4874.B62976
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bowe, John
  • Toastmasters International
  • Journalists
  • Public speaking
  • Toastmasters International
  • Journalists
  • Public speaking
  • United States
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I have something to say : mastering the art of public speaking in the age of the great disconnect, John Bowe
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 silly things -- Seeing is believing -- Find the pizza -- Toward justice and harmony
Control code
1149327448
Extent
1 online resource (218 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780593133163
Lccn
2019051870
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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61620759-90c4-4f21-8c54-3330c325cd28
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1149327448
Label
I have something to say : mastering the art of public speaking in the age of the great disconnect, John Bowe
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 silly things -- Seeing is believing -- Find the pizza -- Toward justice and harmony
Control code
1149327448
Extent
1 online resource (218 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780593133163
Lccn
2019051870
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
61620759-90c4-4f21-8c54-3330c325cd28
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1149327448

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