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DK Speaker

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1st
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9780205870127

ISBN10:
0205870120
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Spiral Bound
Pub. Date:
6/18/2012
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Pearson
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Summary

A dynamic, brief public speaking text This concise public speaking guide pairs all the benefits of a brief text with a full-color, highly visual DK design. Based on the innovative, student- and instructor-tested DK Guide to Public Speaking, this compact handbook places a greater focus on "how to" and core skills while maintaining the groundbreaking, illustrative style and effective pedagogical framework. Streamlined chapters with condensed explanations and examples target the basic elements for successful public speaking. Concepts are presented visually and supported by text, allowing students to get an overview at a glance and read on for specifics. Spiral binding, color-coded parts, and cross-referenced charts for the process of public speaking keep the text easy to navigate. Combining concise coverage with dynamic design, DK Speakerprovides a lively, pedagogically solid option for any introductory public speaking course. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize LearningMySpeechLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engages experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with education expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking Chapter headingsin question formatidentify specific learning objectives to encourage students to think critically about the material. Each chapter-opening contents section also serves as a list of learning objectives for that chapter. Engage StudentsThe dynamic, visual design and an abundance of current examples engage students in the text. Apply Ethics"Practicing Ethics" sections integrated into each part of the speech process. Support InstructorsA full set of supplements, including MySpeechLab, an Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, and PowerPoints, provides instructors with the support they need. Note:MySpeechLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySpeechLab, please visit: www.myspeechlab.comor you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySpeechLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 020590937X / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205909377

Author Biography

Lisa A. Ford-Brown is a writer and educator dedicated to the field of human communication. Her books include the DK Guide to Public Speaking and the DK Speaker. She earned her B.S. and M.A. from Indiana State University in Speech Communication with minors in English, the Visual Arts, and Women Studies.  She holds a PhD in Speech Communication from Southern Illinois University—Carbondale.  She currently teaches at Columbia College. From 2003-2005, Dr. Ford-Brown chaired the Columbia College Humanities Department and served as a member of their Board of Trustees from 2008-2010. Prior to her current position, she taught at Indiana State University and the University of Dubuque. She has received several performance and teaching awards.  Most notably, she was named advisor of the year at Columbia College and Faculty of the year at Columbia College and the University of Dubuque. She is a long-standing member of the National Communication Association, Central States Speech Association, and the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Dr. Ford-Brown and her partner, Bruce, live on a small 20-acre farm with their two golden retrievers (Zelda and Pucc) and two cats (Sadie and Falstaff).  They enjoy traveling, camping, fishing, gardening, wood-working, pottery-making, raising chickens, and watching the grass grow.

Table of Contents

In this Section:

1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents

 

1) Brief Table of Contents

 

Part 1: Starting

 

Overview of Public Speaking

Chapter 1: Getting to Know Your Audience and Situation

Chapter 2: Selecting Your Purpose and Topic

 

Part 2: Researching

 

Chapter 3: Locating Support Materials

Chapter 4: Selecting and Testing Support Materials

 

Part 3: Creating

 

Chapter 5: Outlining Your Speech

Chapter 6: Organizing the Speech Body

Chapter 7: Introducing and Concluding Your Speech

 

Part 4: Presenting

 

Chapter 8: Using Language Successfully

Chapter 9: Delivering Your Speech

Chapter 10: Using Presentation Aids

 

Part 5: Listening and Evaluating

 

Chapter 11: Listening

Chapter 12: Evaluating Speeches

 

Part 6: Speaking to Inform

 

Chapter 13: The Informative Speech

 

Part 7: Speaking to Persuade

 

Chapter 14: Tools for Persuading

Chapter 15: The Persuasive Speech

 

Part 8: Speaking on Special Occasions

 

Chapter 16: Speeches for Special Events

 


2) Full Table of Contents

 

Part 1: Starting

 

Overview of Public Speaking

How public speaking helps you

Be a successful public speaker

Overcome a fear of speaking

Face your fear head on

Learn techniques that work for you

Practice, practice, practice

Be an ethical public speaker

The process of communicating

The creative process for public speaking

Using the steps in this book

 

Chapter 1: Getting to Know Your Audience and Situation

What you need to know about your audience

Traits to investigate

Personal traits

Psychological traits

Social traits

What you need to know about the situation

Locate information

Adapt to your audience

 

Chapter 2: Selecting Your Purpose and Topic

Select a topic

Narrow your topic

Construct a working outline

 

Part 2: Researching

 

Chapter 3: Locating Support Materials

The Internet

Using the Internet to access libraries

The library

On the Internet and in libraries

Interviews

Surveys

Take good research notes

 

Chapter 4: Selecting and Testing Support Materials
Types of support materials
Choose types of sources

Evaluate support materials

Use materials effectively
Cite sources orally

 

Part 3: Creating

 

Chapter 5: Outlining Your Speech

Why you need an outline  

Parts of an outline
Create an outline

Types of outlines

Link your speech parts

Cite sources in your outline  

Create a source page

 

Chapter 6: Organizing the Speech Body

Organizational strategies
Make a speech out of a strategy

 

Chapter 7: Introducing and Concluding Your Speech

What an introduction should do

Attention-getters

Organizing an introduction

What a conclusion should do

“WOW” statements

Organizing a conclusion

 

Part 4: Presenting

 

Chapter 8: Using Language Successfully

What makes language important

Use language effectively

 

Chapter 9: Delivering Your Speech

Elements of vocal delivery

Elements of physical delivery

Methods of delivery

Preparing for an extemporaneous speech

 

Chapter 10: Using Presentation Aids

Types of presentation aids

Determine what presentation aids you need

Methods for displaying aids

Crafting an effective aid

Presentation software

Using aids successfully

 

Part 5: Listening and Evaluating

 

Chapter 11: Listening

The process of listening  

Types of listening

What can prevent listening

Help your audience listen  

How you can listen more effectively

 

Chapter 12: Evaluating Speeches

Why evaluation is important

Evaluating speeches

Who evaluates your speech

 

Part 6: Speaking to Inform

 

Chapter 13: The Informative Speech

The process for informative speaking  

What informative speaking is  

Choose and research an informative topic

Construct an informative outline  

Organize an informative speech

Present or evaluate an informative speech

 

Part 7: Speaking to Persuade

 

Chapter 14: Tools for Persuading

What a persuasive speech should do

Traditional appeals

Modern appeals

Parts of an argument

Types of arguments

Faulty arguments

 

Chapter 15: The Persuasive Speech

The process for persuasive speaking  

Choose and research a persuasive topic

Construct a persuasive outline  

Organize a persuasive speech

Present or evaluate a persuasive speech

 

Part 8: Speaking on Special Occasions

 

Chapter 16: Speeches for Special Events

The process for special occasion speaking  

Special occasion speech purposes

Writing a special occasion speech

Types of special occasion speeches



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