The Art of Public Speaking

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/31/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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By far the leading speech textbook of our time,The Art of Public Speakinghas defined the art of being the best for more than 10 million students and instructors. Whether a novice or an experienced speaker, every student will learn how to be a better public speaker through Lucas' clear explanations of classical and contemporary theory and thorough coverage of practical applications. The new edition offers an innovative new digital experience--Connect Lucas. Bridging the printed page with the spoken word, this revolutionary Web site will allow students and instructors to access a complete media and research library, study and speech preparation tools, and a completely integrated media-rich textbook in a dynamic online environment (www.connectlucas.com).

Table of Contents

Speaking and Listening
Speaking in Public
Ethics and Public Speaking
Appendix: Giving Your First Speech
Speech Preparation: Getting Started
Selecting a Topic and Purpose
Analyzing the Audience
Gathering Materials
Supporting Your Ideas
Speech Preparation: Organizing & Outlining
Organizing the Body of the Speech
Beginning and Ending the Speech
Outlining the Speech
Presenting the Speech
Using Language
Visual Aids
Appendix: Using PowerPoint
Varieties of Public Speaking
Speaking to Inform
Speaking to Persuade
Methods of Persuasion
Speaking on Special Occasions
Speaking in Small Groups
Appendix: Speeches for Analysis and Discussion
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