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Most people have experienced an automated speech-recognition system when calling a company. Instead of prompting callers to choose an option by entering numbers, the system asks questions and understands spoken responses. With a more advanced application, callers may feel as if they're having a conversation with another person. Not only will the system respond intelligently, its voice even has personality. The Art and Business of Speech Recognition examines both the rapid emergence and broad potential of speech-recognition applications. By explaining the nature, design, development, and use of such applications, this book addresses two particular needs: Business managers must understand the competitive advantage that speech-recognition applications provide: a more effective way to engage, serve, and retain customers over the phone. Application designers must know how to meet their most critical business goal: a satisfying customer experience. Author Blade Kotelly illuminates these needs from the perspective of an experienced, business-focused practitioner. Among the diverse applications he's worked on, perhaps his most influential design is the flight-information system developed for United Airlines, about which Julie Vallone wrote in Investor's Business Daily "By the end of the conversation, you might want to take the voice to dinner." If dinner is the analogy, this concise book is an ideal first course. Managers will learn the potential of speech-recognition applications to reduce costs, increase customer satisfaction, enhance the company brand, and even grow revenues. Designers, especially those just beginning to work in the voice domain, will learn user-interface design principles and techniques needed to develop and deploy successful applications. The examples in the book are real, the writing is accessible and lucid, and the solutions presented are attainable today. 0321154924B12242002
Body – Soul – Spirit – Word, A Practical and Spiritual Guide
Author: Langman, Dawn
Pubpsher: Temple Lodge Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
‘The Art of Speech offers to the English language a systematic, in-depth and thoroughly readable exploration of Rudolf Steiner’s original exercises. Langman’s contribution, developed over decades of research, performance and teaching, is filled with relevance for today’s speech artists. The powerful spiritual inspirations that stand behind the spoken word are infused throughout, giving this book its wings.’ – Dr Diane Caracciolo, Associate Professor of Educational Theatre, Adelphi University ‘Langman’s seminal work leads the artist through a portal to an experience of the heart and the genius of speech as “the activity of divine creative beings”.’ – Dr Jane Gilmer, Assistant Professor of Drama, VPA, National Institute of Education, Singapore ‘A prodigious work, intriguing, enlightening and passionate – and the co-ordination with Chekhov invaluable… Those fortunate enough to see Dawn’s solo performances of King Lear and Kaspar Hauser know that this book is the fruit of living and loving experience.’ – Sophia Walsh, pioneer teacher and artist of Speech Formation in the English language, Dornach, Switzerland The Art of Speech presents a dynamic path of practice leading to an experience of the Word as a living, healing and creative power. Helping to deliver Western intellectual speech from what Artaud described as ‘shrivelled throats’ and ‘monstrous talking abstractions’, Langman brings to life the spiritual realities out of which a true Art of Speech arises. Inspired by Rudolf Steiner and pioneered initially in the German language by Marie Steiner, this artform is illuminated here through the genius of the English language. Langman builds a bridge between mainstream research into the intrinsic nature of Speech, and the levels of spiritual cognition that led to Rudolf Steiner’s insights. Speech and language can no longer be reduced to an arbitrary collection of abstract symbols, she asserts. This book will inspire those working with these disciplines as practitioners (both artistic and therapeutic) as well as those who wish to understand their significance in human evolution, both past and future. Following her first book The Art of Acting, this volume completes a foundation of understanding for an exploration – in the conclusion of Langman’s trilogy – of an integrated art of speech and acting. Grounded in the spiritual reality of the human being, Langman presents a systematic methodology with which to explore Rudolf Steiner’s Speech and Drama Course.
If you are interested in Public Speaking, then this is exactly the book you need. If you are a preacher, then you cannot avoid this book. If you are a Lecturer or student of Mass Communication, Law, English, Rhetoric, Speech, Ethics, International Relations, Philosophy, Theology and other courses that require you to address others, then this book is inevitable for you. Public Speaking is not just a gift, it is an Art. The book revives the ancient "Art of Oratory", and makes it relevant in the 21st Century. It digs the art of public speaking down to Aristotle, Cicero and back to Martin Luther King Jr., Hitler and even the modern day speakers. It highlighted the Ethics of Communication in order to moderate the art. It grooms you from Speech pronunciation to Speech writing, Speech Delivery and even how to Use a Microphone. You can also see samples of good speeches at the Appendix. Give this book a trial and you will know why it is different from other books on Communications and Public Speaking you already know.
Now in its 12th Edition, a book of basic text on the subject of Speech Production and Dramatic Art. On sale since it was first published in 1945, each edition has been enlarged and brought up to date with the passing years. Critique A must for all students of Speech Production and Dramatic Art.
A New and Practical Treatise on the Art of Speech Making, Covering Every Department of Vocal Expression, Adapted to Both Professional and Amateur Speakers (Classic Reprint)
Author: Nathaniel C. Fowler
Pubpsher: Forgotten Books
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Excerpt from The Art of Speech Making: A New and Practical Treatise on the Art of Speech Making, Covering Every Department of Vocal Expression, Adapted to Both Professional and Amateur Speakers The written or printed literature of the world, with its inconceivable circulation and enormous inﬂuence, never has interfered with, and never will interfere with, the progress of speech, for the tongue will always maintain its right of way over inanimate type, and will continue forever to command the armies of endeavor on every field of accomplishment. While the book and the newspaper may be considered the elected and accepted organs of general progress, and while, without them, na tions would have been strangers and education would have had no vehicle for its movement, the inﬂuence and power of speech have not been, and never can be, overestimated or exaggerated. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.