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

By Michael Lawrence Faulkner, Michelle Faulkner-Lunsford

Published by FT Press

Published Date: Feb 19, 2013


Use "power verbs" to make any presentation, speech, or business pitch more memorable, impactful, and dynamic -- and get what you want! If you're presenting, selling, or speaking in public, every word matters. But some words matter most of all: verbs. Verbs are the catalysts of sentences. Power verbs bring your sentences to life! (Conversely, dull and uninteresting verbs bore and alienate your audience, even if they have no idea why you’re not getting through to them!) Now, in Power Verbs for Presenters, award-winning business communications expert and instructor Dr. Michael Faulkner shows you exactly how to choose action-packed verbs that electrify your communications. Packed with hundreds of verbs and phrases, this concise, easy-to-use guide reveals why certain verbs are so much more powerful, and provides sample sentences showing you exactly how to use them. Using Faulkner's verbs and real-world examples, you can supercharge in-person and written presentations… make more compelling sales pitches… get investors for your business plan… run better meetings… motivate others to participate in your events or contribute to your causes… become a more effective and successful student… influence others more powerfully, no matter what you want to accomplish! For all business professionals who must present or persuade, regardless of their organization, goals, or audiences. This book will be especially valuable for salespeople; entrepreneurs; new graduates just entering the workforce; junior level employees; and undergraduate students in business communication, presentation, and business skills courses.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Why and How Power Verbs Can Pump Up Your Speeches and Presentations     1

Let’s Take a Moment and Think About Language     4

What Is the Special Significance of Language?    4

Weave in Beautiful Words     6

Additional Support for You     7

CHAPTER 2 The Connection Between Success and Communications     11

Pronunciation Notes     13

Verb Forms     13

CHAPTER 3 How to Use This Book     17

CHAPTER 4 Art/Particular Visual Art Forms: Acting, Dance, Music, Painting and Printmaking, Photography, Publishing and Writing     23

Acting, Performing, and Visual Art     23

Dance     31

Music     31

Painting/Printmaking     33

Photography     33

Publishing and Writing     34

CHAPTER 5 The Earth and Nature: Earth’s Properties, History, Structure, and Composition     37

CHAPTER 6 History, Ancient and Modern: Mankind, Military, and Combat     43

Mankind, Government, and Politics     43

Military and Combat     56

CHAPTER 7 Human Life and the Development of Human Life: Health and Disease,Types of Human Behavior and Experience, Nature, and Climate     63

Health and Disease     63

Negative or Unpleasant Human Behavior     65

Positive Human Behavior     86

Nature and Climate     94

CHAPTER 8 Matter and Energy: Physical Properties     95

CHAPTER 9 Religion: Ethics and Morality     97

CHAPTER 10 Society and Social Organizations: Culture, Business Concepts and Economics, Education, Law, Politics and Government, Social Groups, and Organizations     105

Culture     105

Business and Educational Concepts     113

Capitalism, Free Markets, and Entrepreneurship     115

Finances and Money     115

Leaders, Managers, Supervisors     116

Economics and Monetary     120

CHAPTER 11 Education: Communications and Law     123

Communications     123

Law     137

CHAPTER 12 Technology: Control, Fields of Technology, Measurement, Science,Tools, and Machines     143

SOURCES     147

Index     149

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