Speak Up, Speak Out My Favourite Elocution Pieces and How to Deliver Them

by Derek O’Brien

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-2115-8
  2. Pages: 208 pages
  3. Date: January 2013


Are you stumped about what to speak at the upcoming elocution contest?
Are you tired of surfing the Internet searching for a piece that is right for
you? Are you wondering how you can speak more confidently? Then this
handy collection is just what you need.
In Speak Up, Speak Out you will find:
• Poetry, prose and speeches suitable for junior, middle and senior school
• An introduction to each piece by Derek, along with his recommendations
on how best to deliver it;
• Derek’s tips on how to become an expert public speaker;
• Classic and rare writings by masters such as Roald Dahl, Vikram Seth,
Ruskin Bond, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama,
among many others.
So, grab this book and let Derek O’Brien take you into a world of literary
masterpieces—and you will discover that all you need to be a winner is to
speak up, and speak it right!


Derek O’Brien was born in Kolkata. He studied at St. Xavier’s Collegiate
School, Kolkata, St. Columba’s School, New Delhi, and Scottish Church
College, Kolkata. During his school and college years, he participated in
numerous public speaking competitions where he won multiple awards.
Derek began his career as a sports journalist but soon shifted to advertising
and worked for a number of years as Creative Head of Ogilvy. However, his
natural ability as a public speaker led Derek to focus all his energy and talent
on his passion: quizzing.
Today, Derek O’Brien is Asia’s best-known quizmaster and CEO of Derek
O’Brien & Associates Pvt. Ltd. Over the years, he has written more than forty
reference and quiz books.
He is currently a Member of Parliament, and also the Chief Whip of the
Trinamool Congress in the Rajya Sabha.
To know more about Derek O’Brien and his company, visit www.derek.in.

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