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The Art of Public Speaking - Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History
Improve and enhance your public-speaking skills with time-tested techniques and strategies used by Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and other great orators. Delivered by frequent lecturer and distinguished historian Professor John R. Hale, these 12 engaging and accessible lectures offer you helpful insights no matter who your audience is.
Focus on Your Audience - Gandhi on Trial
Part of the Series: The Art of Public Speaking
Now that you've learned how to overcome obstacles and prepare, it's time to learn the essential elements of actually giving a speech. Here, Professor Hale uses famous historical figures, including Gandhi and President Kennedy, as models for how to deliver your speech to - and connect with - specific audiences.
Overcome Obstacles - Demosthenes of Athens
Part of the Series: The Art of Public Speaking
Here, Professor Hale outlines the goals of the course. Then, he introduces you to Demosthenes - the ancient Greek orator whose life and career illustrates how practice, hard work, memorization, the acceptance of early failures, and other skills are essential to overcoming obstacles from stage fright to speech impediments.
Abraham Lincoln: His Life and His Legacy
Part of the Series: U.S. History Series
April 14th, 1865, just 5 days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at the Appomattox Courthouse, ending the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth and would die the next day. This one violent act shocked a nation that for the previous 4 years had…
Use the Power of Three - Paul to His People
Part of the Series: The Art of Public Speaking
What is the power of three? And why is it so important to writing a great speech? Find out as Professor Hale unpacks the 13th chapter from Paul's first letter to the Corinthians to demonstrate why a speech - and the examples and anecdotes it uses - should be planned…
It’s Your Call - Telephone Customer Service Skills
From being an active listener and gracefully guiding phone calls, to handling dissatisfied customers and keeping a fresh outlook call after call, It_'s Your Call_ emphasizes personal accountability as it teaches your employees to actively improve their telephone customer service skills. Remarkable customer service involves being:
  • Connected: Meet Customers…
Lincoln@Gettysburg
PBS
In 1863, Abraham Lincoln proved himself a master of a new frontier--not on the battlefields of the Civil War, but in his "high-tech" command center, the War Department Telegraph Office. The telegraph was the "Internet" of the nineteenth century, and it gave Lincoln powers of command, communications, and control never…
Leader Madness
Part of the Series: Business Skills Collection
Leadership is a powerful substance that can be easily abused. The key to using it wisely lies within each of us. This is the message of the entertaining video training program "Leader Madness." The video demonstrates six warning signs of ineffective leadership, showing how seemingly insignificant actions can develop into…
The Values-Based Leader - With Harry Kraemer
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
Program Highlights
  • The four essential principles of values-based leadership.
  • How to identify your core values and what matters most to you.
  • Focus on doing the right thing rather than being right all the time.
After a twenty-five-year career with multi-billion-dollar Baxter International, including serving as chairman and CEO,…
The Art of Leadership - With Doug Conant
Part of the Series: Stanford Executive Briefings
Early in his career, after nine years with General Foods, Doug Conant was unexpectedly and summarily laid off from his job. It was devastating, he recalls, yet kind words from an outplacement counselor not only got him through it, but helped shape his approach to leadership success. It's in the…
Embracing Change
Embracing Change was created to stimulate conversation. Using "person-on-the-street" interviews, you will be introduced to a cast of characters that not only share how we should deal with change, but are required to put their thoughts into action. Six Ways to Embrace Change:
  • Be Open and Adaptable
  • Be Enthusiastic
Hidden Clues in Vocal Tones
Probe into the nonverbal elements of the voice: the configurations of pausing, the irregularities of speech, and vocal tone. Tone includes the amplitude (volume), timbre, resonance, and pitch of the voice. How fast you talk, how much you say, and how long you wait to respond all send messages about…