9780495502173

The Challenge of Effective Speaking

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    9780495502173

  • ISBN10:

    0495502170

  • Edition: 14th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/12/2007
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

Do you want to ace your public speaking course? All you need to know, including all of the skills that will help you become a confident speaker and conquer speaking anxiety, are thoroughly covered in THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING, 14e. A favorite with students, this best seller guides you through six key "Speech Planning Action Steps". The result? You'll learn how to prepare and deliver strong speeches that get you good grades in your public speaking course! You'll be guided through topic selection, audience analysis and adaptation, effective research (including appropriate use of Internet resources), organization (with an emphasis on outlining), and language and delivery. The new 14th edition of this nationwide best seller also including many online tools, including videos of actual student speeches accompanied by Interactive Video Activities that help you develop and strengthen your public speaking skills. Authors Rudy and Kathie Verderber, together with new coauthor Deanna D. Sellnow, have grounded this new edition with the latest research to give you an exceptional resource for creating and delivering your speeches.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Public Speaking
Developing Confidence Through the Speech Planning Process
Effective Listening
Determining a Speech Goal that Meets Audience Needs
Adapting to Audience
Researching Information for Your Speech
Organizing and Outlining the Speech
Completing the Outline: Creating the Introduction and the Conclusion
Creating and Using Visual Aids
Practicing Speech Wording
Practicing Delivery
Informative Speaking
Persuasive Speaking: Reasoning with Your Audience
Persuasive Speaking: Motivating the Audience
Ceremonial Speaking: Speeches for Special Occasions
Increasing the Effectiveness of Problem Solving Discussion
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