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Can You Say A Few Words?

(St. Martin’s Press, 2nd edition, 2006)

Her books offer a wealth of insight and information and are also a fun read.
Steven Curtis, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Toyota U.S.A.

I don’t believe you can ever eliminate the butterflies you get in your stomach, but this book helps get those butterflies in flying formation. – Bill Brimmer, Executive Vice President, the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce

A long-time supporter of reading initiatives, Joan Detz has donated 50% of her advance royalties to libraries throughout the United States.

  • Can You Say a Few Words? by Joan DetzAnniversaries
  • Awards
  • Birthdays
  • Building Dedications
  • Change of Command
  • Children’s Groups
  • Commencements
  • Eulogies
  • Farewells
  • Fund-raising
  • Honorary Degrees
  • Impromptu Speeches
  • Introducing Speakers
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • Meetings
  • Panel Presentations
  • Prayers
  • Question-and-Answer Sessions
  • Retirement Tributes
  • Sales/Information Booths
  • Sports Banquets
  • Substitute Speaking
  • Toasts
  • Veterans Day
  • Words of Welcome
  • 9/11 Tributes

I recommend this book to anyone who wishes to use words well. – Norman Vincent Peale, author of Power of Positive Thinking

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