For courses in Public Speaking
An audience-centered approach to public speaking in a concise reference format
A Concise Public Speaking Handbook emphasizes the importance of analyzing and considering the audience at every point in the speech-making process. Using a concise reference format that facilitates quick and easy access to key information, authors Steven and Susan Beebe present a balance of theory and practice to guide students on how to enhance their public speaking skills. By focusing student attention on the dynamics of diverse audiences, ethics, and communication apprehension, the text narrows the gap between the classroom and the real world. The Fifth Edition includes fresh examples throughout to ensure that content is relatable and engaging for students.
A Concise Public Speaking Handbook, Fifth Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.