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January 30, 1904

How to Attract and Hold an Audience, A Popular Treatise on the Nature, Preparation and Delivery of Public Discourse.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(5):328. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490500048027

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Abstract

The art of oratory and public speaking is one which the most of us think we can acquire without special care or training. How much we are mistaken in this many of us have to realize when we come to the actual trial. This little work aims to be suggestive, and the advice given is for the most part safe and judicious. The work will be of value to anyone who intends to engage in public speaking either as an amateur or in a professional way, and especially if only to meet an occasional call.

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