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 three published novels, Amiga, Offline, and Doria. My newest novel, The Remainders, will be published by Black Rose Writing on September 2, 2021.
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.