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Power Verbs for Presenters: Hundreds of Verbs and Phrases to Pump Up Your Speeches and Presentations

Book Description

Electrify your presentations, speeches, and pitches…and get the results you want!

The right verbs

• ignite your communication

• make it memorable, impactful, dynamic

• attract audiences like moths to flame

Grab the right verb and use it the right way to:

• Close sales

• Launch businesses

• Build and unite teams

• Forge consensus

• Spearhead change

• Recruit contributors and volunteers

• Craft A+ academic papers and presentations

Jam-packed with examples drawing on thousands of years of storytelling, literature, and experience

Indispensable for every manager, entrepreneur, salesperson, and student!

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication Page
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Authors
  7. 1. Why and How Power Verbs Can Pump Up Your Speeches and Presentations
    1. Let’s Take a Moment and Think About Language
    2. What Is the Special Significance of Language?
    3. Weave in Beautiful Words
    4. Additional Support for You
  8. 2. The Connection Between Success and Communications
    1. Pronunciation Notes
    2. Verb Forms
  9. 3. How to Use This Book
    1. DESPOIL
    2. ACHIEVE
    3. COEXIST
    4. ATTACK
  10. 4. Art/Particular Visual Art Forms: Acting, Dance, Music, Painting and Printmaking, Photography, Publishing, and Writing
    1. Acting, Performing, and Visual Art
    2. Dance
    3. Music
    4. Painting/Printmaking
    5. Photography
    6. Publishing and Writing
  11. 5. The Earth and Nature: Earth’s Properties, History, Structure, and Composition
    1. ADAPT
    2. CALCIFY
    3. CARBON CAPTURE
    4. CARBON DATE
    5. CHERRY STEM
    6. CLONE
    7. DELUGE
    8. DESICCATE
    9. DISPERSE
    10. EMIT (also see Education, Communication, and Law)
    11. EVOLVE
    12. FECUNDATE
    13. FELL
    14. GASIFY
    15. GERMINATE
    16. GREEN
    17. GREEN LOG
    18. METAMORPHOSE
    19. MITIGATE
    20. MORPH (also see Technology)
    21. OFFSET (also see Art Forms and Painting/Printmaking)
    22. OSSIFY
    23. SPLAY
    24. UPLIFT
  12. 6. History, Ancient and Modern: Mankind, Military, and Combat
    1. Mankind, Government, and Politics
    2. Military and Combat
  13. 7. Human Life and the Development of Human Life: Health and Disease, Types of Human Behavior and Experience, Nature, and Climate
    1. Health and Disease
    2. Negative or Unpleasant Human Behavior
    3. Positive Human Behavior
    4. Nature and Climate
  14. 8. Matter and Energy: Physical Properties
    1. ABSORB
    2. ATTENUATE
    3. AUTHENTICATE
    4. CARBON SEQUESTER
    5. CLEAR-CUT
    6. CONSERVE
    7. CULL
  15. 9. Religion: Ethics and Morality
    1. ABSOLUTIZE
    2. AFFECT
    3. ANOINT
    4. ARROGATE
    5. ASSUAGE
    6. ASSURE
    7. ATTITUDINIZE
    8. COALESCE
    9. COMPORT (kom′-port)
    10. CONDOLE
    11. CONFIDE
    12. CONFUTE
    13. CONNIVE
    14. CONSECRATE
    15. CONTRADISTINGUISH
    16. COZEN
    17. CUMBER
    18. DEROGATE
    19. DESECRATE
    20. DISCRIMINATE
    21. DISENFRANCHISE
    22. ESPOUSE (also see Education and Communications)
    23. EVISCERATE
    24. EXECRATE
    25. INDURATE
    26. LUSTRATE
    27. MALEDICT
    28. MELIORATE
    29. MILITATE
    30. OPINE
    31. SANCTIFY
    32. TEMPOR
    33. VENERATE
  16. 10. Society and Social Organizations: Culture, Business Concepts and Economics, Education, Law, Politics and Government, Social Groups, and Organizations
    1. Culture
    2. Business and Educational Concepts
    3. Capitalism, Free Markets, and Entrepreneurship
    4. Finances and Money
    5. Leaders, Managers, Supervisors
    6. Economics and Monetary
  17. 11. Education: Communications and Law
    1. Communications
    2. Law
  18. 12. Technology: Control, Fields of Technology, Measurement, Science, Tools, and Machines
    1. AMAZON RANK
    2. CHIMP
    3. CLICKSTREAM
    4. COLD-IRON
    5. CONFLATE
    6. COROTATE
    7. CYBERHOARD
    8. CYBERNATE
    9. DEBUG
    10. DEVOLATILIZE
    11. E-SOURCE
    12. GEOCAST
    13. GOOGLE BOMB
    14. GOOGLE DANCE
    15. MORPH (also see the Earth and Nature)
    16. SMOG
    17. ZOT (slang)
  19. Sources
  20. Index
  21. FT Press