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The Essential Elements of Public Speaking

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2nd
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9780205423811

ISBN10:
0205423817
Format:
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

This brief, skills-focused, and highly interactive presentation of public speaking emphasizes the newest research methods and critical listening and thinking. The Essential Elements of Public Speakingis a concise exploration of the ins and outs of public speaking and makes a clear link between theory and practiceall in only twelve chapters.

Table of Contents

Specialized Contents vii
Welcome to The Essential Elements of Public Speaking ix
Introducing Public Speaking
1(28)
Studying Public Speaking
2(10)
The Benefits of Public Speaking
3(3)
The Essential Elements of Public Speaking
6(4)
Culture, Gender, and Public Speaking
10(2)
Managing Your Apprehension
12(5)
Reversing the Factors That Cause Apprehension
14(2)
Practicing Performance Visualization
16(1)
Systematically Desensitizing Yourself
16(1)
Preparing a Public Speech: In Brief
17(12)
Step 1: Select Your Topic and Purpose
17(1)
Step 2: Analyze Your Audience
18(1)
Step 3: Research Your Topic
19(1)
Step 4: Develop Your Thesis and Main Points
20(1)
Step 5: Support Your Main Points
20(1)
Step 6: Organize Your Speech Materials
21(1)
Step 7: Word Your Speech
22(1)
Step 8: Construct Your Introduction, Conclusion, and Transitions
22(1)
Step 9: Rehearse Your Speech
23(1)
Step 10: Deliver Your Speech
23(1)
Summary of Concepts and Skills
24(1)
Vocabulary Quiz: Introducing Public Speaking
25(1)
Web Explorations
25(1)
Public Speaking Exercises
26(1)
Constructing a Speech
26(1)
Analyzing a Speech of Introduction
26(3)
Listening and Criticism
29(22)
Listening to Speeches
30(10)
What Is Listening?
30(3)
Culture and Listening
33(3)
Guidelines for Listening More Effectively
36(4)
Criticizing Speeches
40(11)
What Is Criticism?
40(1)
Culture and Criticism
41(1)
Guidelines for Criticizing More Effectively
42(5)
Summary of Concepts and Skills
47(1)
Vocabulary Quiz: Listening and Criticism
48(1)
Web Explorations
48(1)
Public Speaking Exercises
49(1)
Do You Really Remember What You Hear?
49(1)
Understanding Your Own Listening Barriers
49(1)
Analyzing a Poorly Constructed Informative Speech
49(2)
Selecting Your Topic, Purpose, and Thesis
51(21)
Your Topic
52(6)
Finding Topics
53(2)
Limiting Topics
55(3)
Your Purpose
58(4)
General Purposes
58(1)
Specific Purposes
59(3)
Your Thesis
62(10)
Use Your Thesis to Generate Main Ideas
66(1)
Use Your Thesis to Organize
67(1)
Use Your Thesis Strategically
67(1)
Summary of Concepts and Skills
68(1)
Vocabulary Quiz: Topics, Purposes, and Theses
69(1)
Web Explorations
69(1)
Public Speaking Exercises
69(1)
Brainstorming for Topics
69(1)
Limiting Topics
70(1)
Using Cultural Beliefs as Assumptions in Public Speaking
70(1)
Analyzing a Poorly Constructed Persuasive Speech
70(2)
Analyzing and Adapting to Your Audience
72(26)
Audiences and Audience Analysis
73(5)
The Audience: Two Basic Characteristics
73(1)
Learning about Your Audience
74(4)
Analyzing Audience Sociology
78(8)
Cultural Factors
78(1)
Age
79(1)
Gender
80(2)
Affectional Orientation
82(1)
Educational and Intellectual Levels
82(1)
Religion and Religiousness
83(1)
Other Audience Factors
84(1)
Context Characteristics
85(1)
Analyzing Audience Psychology
86(3)
How Willing Is Your Audience?
86(1)
How Favorable Is Your Audience?
87(1)
How Knowledgeable Is Your Audience?
88(1)
Analysis and Adaptation during the Speech
89(9)
Focus on Listeners as Message Senders
90(1)
Ask ``What If'' Questions
90(1)
Address Audience Responses Directly
91(1)
Summary of Concepts and Skills
91(1)
Vocabulary Quiz: Audience Analysis and Adaptation
92(1)
Web Explorations
93(1)
Public Speaking Exercises
93(1)
Analyzing Your Public Speaking Class
93(1)
Analyzing an Unknown Audience
93(1)
Predicting Listeners' Attitudes
93(1)
Analyzing a Speech
94(4)
Using Supporting Materials and Presentation Aids
98(32)
Supporting Materials
99(7)
Examples
99(3)
Narration
102(1)
Testimony
103(1)
Statistics
104(2)
Presentation Aids
106(24)
Types of Presentation Aids
108(3)
The Media of Presentation Aids
111(2)
Preparing Presentation Aids
113(2)
Using Presentation Aids
115(1)
Computer-Assisted Presentations
116(7)
Summary of Concepts and Skills
123(1)
Vocabulary Quiz: Supporting Materials and Presentation Aids
124(1)
Web Explorations
125(1)
Public Speaking Exercises
125(1)
Amplifying Statements
125(1)
Critically Evaluating Testimony
125(1)
Analyzing Presentation Aids
125(1)
Analyzing a Speech
125(5)
Organizing Your Speech
130(41)
The Body of the Speech
131(14)
Select and Word Your Main Points
131(2)
Organize Your Main Points
133(12)
Introductions, Conclusions, and Transitions
145(8)
Introductions
145(3)
Conclusions
148(4)
Transitions
152(1)
Outlining the Speech
153(18)
Constructing the Outline
154(2)
Sample Outlines
156(7)
A Brief Note on Organization and Flexibility
163(1)
Summary of Concepts and Skills
164(1)
Vocabulary Quiz: Organizing the Speech
165(1)
Web Explorations
166(1)
Public Speaking Exercises
166(1)
Generating Main Points
166(1)
Constructing Introductions and Conclusions
166(1)
Analyzing a Speech
167(4)
Wording Your Speech
171(26)
How Language Works
172(7)
Language Varies in Directness
172(1)
Language Varies in Abstraction
172(1)
Language Varies in Objectivity
173(1)
Language Varies in Orality
174(1)
Language Varies in Accuracy
174(5)
Choosing Words
179(11)
Clarity
179(3)
Vividness
182(2)
Appropriateness
184(5)
Personal Style
189(1)
Phrasing Sentences
190(7)
Summary of Concepts and Skills
191(1)
Vocabulary Quiz: Public Speaking Style
192(1)
Web Explorations
192(1)
Public Speaking Exercises
193(1)
Making Concepts Specific
193(1)
Talking about Cultural Identities
193(1)
Analyzing a Speech
193(4)
Delivering Your Speech
197(19)
Methods of Delivery
198(2)
Speaking Impromptu
198(1)
Speaking from Manuscript
198(1)
Speaking from Memory
199(1)
Speaking Extemporaneously
199(1)
Effective Vocal Delivery
200(6)
Volume
200(1)
Rate
201(1)
Pitch
202(1)
Articulation and Pronunciation
202(2)
Pauses
204(2)
Effective Bodily Action
206(6)
Eye Contact
206(1)
Facial Expression
207(1)
Posture
207(1)
Gestures
207(1)
Movement
207(1)
Proxemics
208(1)
Using Notes
208(4)
Rehearsal: Practicing and Improving Delivery
212(4)
Research the Speech as a Whole
212(1)
Time the Speech
212(1)
Approximate the Actual Speech Situation
212(1)
Incorporate Changes and Delivery Notes
212(1)
Rehearse Often
213(1)
Summary of Concepts and Skills
213(1)
Vocabulary Quiz: Public Speaking Delivery
214(1)
Web Explorations
214(1)
Public Speaking Exercises
215(1)
Developing the Impromptu Speech
215(1)
Communicating Vocally but Nonverbally
215(1)
Informing Your Audience
216(22)
Guidelines for Informative Speaking
217(4)
Limit the Amount of Information
217(1)
Adjust the Level of Complexity
217(1)
Stress Relevance and Usefulness
218(1)
Relate New Information to Old
218(1)
Vary the Levels of Abstraction
219(1)
Make Your Speech Easy to Remember
220(1)
Informative Speeches of Description
221(3)
Strategies for Describing
221(3)
Developing the Speech of Description
224(1)
Informative Speeches of Definition
224(6)
Strategies for Defining
226(3)
Developing the Speech of Definition
229(1)
Informative Speeches of Demonstration
230(8)
Strategies for Demonstrating
231(1)
Developing the Speech of Demonstration
232(1)
Summary of Concepts and Skills
233(1)
Vocabulary Quiz: The Informative Speech
233(1)
Web Explorations
234(1)
Public Speaking Exercises
234(1)
Defining Terms
234(1)
A Two-Minute Informative Speech
234(1)
Analyzing a Speech
234(4)
Persuading Your Audience
238(33)
Goals of Persuasion
239(1)
Guidelines for Persuasive Speaking
240(16)
Anticipate Selective Exposure
240(1)
Ask for Reasonable Amounts of Change
241(1)
Identify with Your Audience
242(1)
Use Logical Appeals
243(2)
Use Emotional Appeals
245(6)
Use Credibility Appeals
251(4)
Motivate Your Listeners
255(1)
Persuasive Speeches on Questions of Fact
256(2)
Thesis
256(1)
Main Points
256(1)
Support
257(1)
Developing Speeches on Questions of Fact
257(1)
Persuasive Speeches on Questions of Value
258(3)
Thesis
259(1)
Main Points
259(1)
Support
259(1)
Developing Speeches on Questions of Value
260(1)
Persuasive Speeches on Questions of Policy
261(10)
Thesis
261(1)
Main Points
261(1)
Support
262(1)
Developing Speeches on Questions of Policy
262(1)
Organizational Examples
263(2)
Summary of Concepts and Skills
265(1)
Vocabulary Quiz: The Persuasive Speech
266(1)
Web Explorations
266(1)
Public Speaking Exercises
267(1)
Developing Persuasive Strategies
267(1)
Analyzing a Speech
267(4)
Speaking on Special Occasions
271(20)
The Speech of Introduction
272(1)
The Speech of Presentation or Acceptance
273(3)
The Speech to Secure Goodwill
276(3)
The Speech of Dedication
279(1)
The Commencement Speech
280(1)
The Eulogy
281(3)
The Farewell Speech
284(1)
The Toast
285(1)
The Special Occasion Speech in Cultural Perspective
286(5)
Summary of Concepts and Skills
288(1)
Vocabulary Quiz: The Special Occasion Speech
289(1)
Web Explorations
289(1)
Public Speaking Exercises
290(1)
Developing the Speech of Introduction
290(1)
Developing the Speech of Presentation/Acceptance
290(1)
Developing the Speech to Secure Goodwill
290(1)
Speaking in Small Groups
291(21)
Small Groups
292(1)
Culture, Gender, and the Small Group
292(1)
Problem Solving in Groups
293(6)
The Nominal Group
294(1)
The Delphi Group
295(1)
The Quality Circle Group
296(1)
The Idea-Generation Group
297(1)
The Focus Group
298(1)
Members and Leaders in Small Groups
299(5)
Members in Small Groups
299(2)
Leaders in Small Groups
301(3)
Presenting the Group's Thinking
304(8)
General Speaking Guidelines
304(2)
Speaking in the Panel Group
306(1)
Speaking in the Symposium and Team Presentations
306(1)
The Symposium-Forum Presentation
307(1)
Oral and Written Reports
307(1)
Summary of Concepts and Skills
308(1)
Vocabulary Quiz: Speaking in Small Groups
309(1)
Web Explorations
310(1)
Public Speaking Exercises
310(1)
Solving Problems in Groups
310(1)
Responding to Individual Roles
311(1)
Combating Groupthink
311(1)
References 312(2)
Index 314(6)
Credits 320


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