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    Dickson’s How to speak in public; (1913) PDF book

    Dickson’s How to speak in public; (1913) PDF book  ORATORY supplies the most sublime gratification which the gods have to give. To subdue the audience and blend mind with mind affords an intoxication beyond the ambrosia of Elysium. When Sophocles pictured the god Mercury seizing upon the fairest daughter of earth and carrying her away through the realms of space, he had in mind the power of the orator, which through love lifts up humanity and sways men by a burst of feeling that brooks no resistance. Oratory is the child of democracy: it pleads for the weak, for the many against the few, and no great speech was ever…

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    Principles of public speaking, PDF book (1899) by Guy Carleton Lee

    Principles of public speaking, PDF book (1899) by Guy Carleton Lee. Principles of public speaking, comprising the techniques of articulation, phrasing, emphasis; the cure of vocal defects; the elements of gesture … with many exercises, forms, and practice selections. ExcerptI have sought to present within the limits of this volume a practical exposition of the art of Public Speaking. A distinctive feature of this text-book is its comprehensiveness. In one volume the student will find, not only the elements of vocal culture and the treatment of the subject of extemporaneous speaking and debate but also a manual of Parliamentary Law. I have profited largely by the work of my predecessors.…