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. They bring communication to life -- whether it's written or spoken. The right "power verbs" make any presentation, speech, or business pitch more memorable, impactful, and dynamic. (Conversely, dull and uninteresting verbs can sink your chances to get what you want, even if your audience has no idea why you’re not getting through to them!)
Now, in Power Verbs for Presenters, communications expert and business professor 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 more effective 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!
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
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
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
CHAPTER 12 Technology: Control, Fields of Technology, Measurement, Science,Tools, and Machines 143
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