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The Resource Speechwriting in perspective : a brief guide to effective and persuasive communication, Thomas H. Neale, Dana Ely

Speechwriting in perspective : a brief guide to effective and persuasive communication, Thomas H. Neale, Dana Ely

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Speechwriting in perspective : a brief guide to effective and persuasive communication
Title
Speechwriting in perspective
Title remainder
a brief guide to effective and persuasive communication
Statement of responsibility
Thomas H. Neale, Dana Ely
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Language
eng
Summary
The frequent delivery of public remarks by Senators and Representatives is an important element of their roles as community leaders, spokespersons, and freely elected legislators. Congressional staff are often called on to help prepare draft remarks for such purposes. Writing for the spoken word is a special discipline; it requires that congressional speechwriters' products be written primarily, although not exclusively, to be heard, not read. Speeches are better cast in simple, direct, and often short sentences that can be easily understood by listeners. Rhetorical devices such as repetition, variation, cadence, and balance are available to, and should be used by, the speechwriter. It is important for speechwriters to analyze audiences according to factors such as age; gender; profession; size of audience; political affiliation, if any; and the occasion for, and purpose of, the speech. Most effective speeches do not exceed 20 minutes in length. After research a topic, speechwriters should prepare an outline from which the speech will be developed. They should strive to maintain a clear theme throughout the speech. Most speeches will have a three-part structure consisting of an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. The accepted style of contemporary American public address is natural, direct, low key, casual, and conversational. This puts listeners at ease and promotes a sense of community between the audience and speaker. Punctuation should reflect the sound structure of the speech, reinforcing the rhythm and pace of actual speech. Clarity of expression is as important a consideration in speech grammar as rigid adherence to rules for written language. Effective delivery can greatly improve a speech. Congressional speechwriters should make every effort to become familiar with the speaking style of the Member for whom they are writing, and adjust their drafts accordingly
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Neale, Thomas H
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Ely, Dana
  • Library of Congress
Series statement
CRS report for Congress
Series volume
98-170 GOV
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  • Speechwriting
  • Public speaking
  • Public speaking
  • Speechwriting
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Speechwriting in perspective : a brief guide to effective and persuasive communication, Thomas H. Neale, Dana Ely
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Publication
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  • "Updated April 12, 2007."
  • Title from title screen (viewed June 13, 2007)
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
144418687
Extent
22 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
System control number
(OCoLC)144418687
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Speechwriting in perspective : a brief guide to effective and persuasive communication, Thomas H. Neale, Dana Ely
Publication
Note
  • "Updated April 12, 2007."
  • Title from title screen (viewed June 13, 2007)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
144418687
Extent
22 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
System control number
(OCoLC)144418687
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader

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