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Debuting in its first edition, Advanced Public Speaking: A Leader's Guideis a comprehensive textbook designed to teach, model, and serve as a speech-making reference for upper level undergraduate students. This advanced, student-engagement focused, and flexible text offers students opportunities to increase their speaking abilities across a variety of more specific and complex contexts.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Advanced Public Speaking?

Preface for Instructors

Unit I: Speaking Situations

1         The Speech of Introduction

            Assignment and Commentary

            Classical Concept: Praise and Blame


            Introductory Remarks at SIPA-World Leaders Forum by Lee C. Bollinger

            Introduction of President Clinton by Gen. Colin Powell

            Discussion Starters and Bibliography


2         Opinion Give and Take

            Assignment and Commentary

            Classical Concept: Logos


            Debate on the DTV Delay Act by Reps. Cliff Stearns, Jim Matheson, Michael N. Castle, and Sheila Jackson-Lee

            Discussion Starters and Bibliography


3         Proposals

            Assignment and Commentary

            Classical Concept: Kairos


            RUPCO Proposal  by Joan Lawrence-Bauer

            Discussion Starters and Bibliography


4         Civic Persuasive Appeals

            Assignment and Commentary

            Classical Concept: Artistic Proof


            Statement on Term Limits by Christine C. Quinn

            Discussion Starters and Bibliography


5         Eulogies

            Assignment and Commentary

            Classical Concept: Decorum


            Eulogy for Princess Diana by Ninth Earl Spencer

            Eulogy for Glen E. Hostetler by Michael J. Hostetler

            Discussion Starters and Bibliography


6         Crisis Speeches

            Assignment and Commentary

            Classical Concept: Ethos


             Attempted Terrorist Act on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 by President Obama

            Prepared Testimony to Congress by Akio Toyoda

            Discussion Starters and Bibliography


7         Technical Briefings

            Assignment and Commentary

            Classical Concept: Inartistic Proof


             The Status of the War and Political Developments in Iraq by Gen. David Patraeus

            Reentry of U.S. Satellite by James Jeffrey, Gen. James Cartwright and Michael Griffin

            Discussion Starters and Bibliography


8         Lectures

            Assignment and Commentary

            Classical Concept: Knowledge and Eloquence


            Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell

            Faith, Reason and the University: Memories and Reflection by Pope Benedict XVI

            Discussion Starters and Bibliography



Unit II: Speaking Processes

        9          Speaking from Manuscript

        Assignment and Commentary

        Classical Concept: Writing and Speaking

        Example Address Presented to the National Religious Broadcasters by C. Everett Koop

        Discussion Starters and Bibliography


            10      Storytelling

            Assignment and Commentary

            Classical Concept: Pathos


            Statement to the Credentials Committee by Fannie Lou Hamer

            Discussion Starters and Bibliography


            11      On Camera Speaking

            Assignment and Commentary

            Classical Concept: Audiences

            Example:  Reference to Richard Nixon’s Checkers Speech

            Discussion Starters and Bibliography


            Appendix: Public Speaking Redux

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