Mastering Table Topics
Mastering Table Topics gives you the tools you need to become a better impromptu speaker. It includes tips to help you understand questions, organize your thoughts, and give a quick and effective answer. Practice using 750 thought-provoking questions on a variety of subjects.
This second edition includes 250 new questions; updated questions in several topics; tips on eye contact, vocal variety, and body language; and an updated list of resources. Satisfied readers have given Mastering Table Topics five-star reviews on Amazon. Whether you are a Toastmaster or just want to perfect your speaking skills, Mastering Table Topics is the book for you.
About Matthew Arnold Stern (Orange County, California Author)
I am an award-winning writer and public speaker. I have been writing professionally since 1983 as a technical writer, publicist, journalist, and author. I wrote a guide to impromptu speaking, Mastering Table Topics, and four novels: Offline, Doria, The Remainders, and the upcoming Amiga.
My achievements include a Distinguished Toastmaster award from Toastmasters International, a Distinguished Technical Communications award from the Orange County Society of Technical Communication, and an Award of Excellence from the International Online Communications Competition. I have given speeches at technical conferences including the Society for Technical Communication and WritersUA. I spoke at the Muzeo in Anaheim in May 2018.(http://www.matthewarnoldstern.com/communication-in-general/how-to-answer-questions.html)
I grew up in the San Fernando Valley and graduated valedictorian from Reseda High School. I earned a Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University, Northridge in 1985. I’m married with two children, a granddaughter, and lots of cats.