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The Lost Art of the Great Speech: How to Write It * How to Deliver It by Richard Dowis

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Some noteworthy intros

Because introductions are rarely published, it's not easy to find real introductions to use for illustrations. However, I have a few that you might find interesting. The first is an introduction of John H. Johnson, the founder of the publishing company that bears his name. This is the same speaker to whom I referred in the discussion of anecdotes in Chapter Eleven. He was speaking to the Economic Club of Detroit, January 30, 1989. The introducer is Gerald Greenwald, vice chairman of the Chrysler Corporation:

Our guest speaker today has a history every bit as dramatic as any Horatio Alger story.

John Johnson was born in Arkansas, raised in Chicago, and spent his childhood years in poverty. When he was a senior in high school, ...

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