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Reading and Speaking; to Messrs. Lee and Shepard, for permission to adapt, in Chapter I of this volume, portions of Kirby's exposition on "The Mental Content of Language,” Part II, Chapter I, of his Public Speaking and Reading, and also for permission to use the selections from Phillips's orations and lectures; to Professor Hiram Corson, for permission to quote from his The Voice and Spiritual Education; to Harper and Brothers, for the selections from Curtis's Orations and Addresses; to Funk and Wagnalls Co., for the extracts from Sheppard's Before an Audience; to Longmans, Green and Co., for the quotations from Higginson's Hints on Writing and Speech-making; to Houghton, Mifflin and Co., for the quotations from Emerson's Essays; to Mr. Elbert Hubbard, for the selections from his writings; to The Gammel Book Co., of Austin, Texas, for permission to reprint several selections from the author's The Modern American Speaker.

If this book shall stimulate the young speaker to work, or make the method of working plainer and easier, or shall help dispel from his mind any erroneous and fanciful notions often associated with the art of public speaking, the author's object will be fulfilled.

E. D. S.

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS,

September, 1903.

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Public Speaking defined — Tests of the Best Public Speak-
ing-What Public Speaking is not -The Basis of Public
Speaking-Processes in the Preparation of an Address for
Selections for Practice: Conservatism; The
Home and the Republic-Mastery of an Address: Ques-
tions and Suggestions.

Delivery

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The Importance and the Possibility of Voice Culture-
How Speech is effected - Breathing - Pure Tone - Exercises
in Deep Breathing-Exercises for the Vocal Organs.

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Definition of Terms - Importance of Correct Pronun-
ciation - Faults of Pronunciation - Tests of Good Pro-
nunciation - List of Words frequently mispronounced
Importance of Distinct Enunciation - The Need of an
Exaggerated Enunciation in Public Speech-Faults in
Enunciation and their Correction - Exercises in Articula-

tion.

CHAPTER IV. KEY

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Definition of Terms- The Middle or Average Key -
Adaptation of the Voice to the Room - High Key not
Modulation
necessary for Increased Force

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Exercises

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CHAPTER V.

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EMPHASIS

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Definition-Basis of Good Emphasis - Ways of Empha-
sizing Importance of Emphasis Rules of Emphasis -
Common Faults of Emphasis - Selections for Practice:
America; Recessional.

CHAPTER VI. INFLECTION.

Definition and Classification-The Falling and Rising
Inflections: General Law - The Falling Inflection — The
Rising Inflection Further Applications of the General
Law of Inflection - The Circumflexes: Definition; Usage
-The Slides: Definition; Usage - Faults of Inflection.

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CHAPTER VII. TIME: RATE, PHRASING, TRANSITION

Definition-Rate - Admonitions as to Rate - Exercises
for acquiring Slow Rate Phrasing — Faults of Phrasing —
Transition.

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Definition and Exposition — Word-coloring — The “At-
mosphere" of the Address.

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The Gauge of Success-Essentials of Earnestness.
Occasion Relation to Technique - Earnestness the Ex-
pression of Character.

CHAPTER XI. PHYSICAL EARNESTNESS - GESTURE

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Expression by Action - Physical Earnestness - The Ex-
pression of Physical Earnestness- Gesture Calisthenics
Preparatory to Gesture- The Mechanics of Gesture-Ges-
tures Classified - General Principles of Gesture

Cautions.

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CHAPTER XII. GENERAL SUGGESTIONS

Style of Delivery - Stage-fright-Study and Practice.

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The Law, Individual Liberty, and the Mob Spirit

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