9780205593361

Mastering Public Speaking

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205593361

  • ISBN10:

    0205593364

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/28/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

Mastering Public Speaking equips the reader with a firm grounding in the “hows” and “whys” of public speaking by providing an ideal balance of theory and skills while placing important emphases on critiquing, ethics, and critical thinking.

Written in a casual, lively style and clearly organized, the Seventh Edition of Mastering Public Speaking builds on its previous success. The first public speaking book to devote an entire chapter to ethics, the Seventh Edition continues its popular and distinctive emphasis on the ethical contract between speaker and listener. Numerous examples from speeches by students from both two- and four-year schools illustrate all aspects of the speech-making process. The Seventh Edition also provides a current guide to researching databases and Internet sources, and a strong emphasis on how to evaluate Internet sites.

“Exploring Online” features throughout the book emphasize the wealth of information on the Internet and provide an explanation of fair use guidelines. Two solid chapters on persuasion highlight persuasive theory and application and types of argument, and include a discussion of logical fallacies.

“Speaking with Confidence” features throughout the Seventh Edition have students explain in their own words how various aspects of the speech process help build confidence. Marginal glossary entries, "Key Points" boxes, and bulleted chapter summaries aid both comprehension and retention.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Public Speaking
Definitions of Communication
Levels of Communication
Elements of Communication
The Public Speaker as Critical Thinker
The Ethics of Public Speaking
Definition of Ethics
Principles of Ethics
Ethical Speaking
Ethical Listening
Theory into Practice: Civility in the Classroom
Fair Use Guidelines
Plagiarism
Speaking Confidently
Recognize That Speaker
Nervousness Is Normal Control
Speaker Nervousness
Learn How to Build Speaker
Confidence Prepare Your First Speech
Responding to Speeches
The Importance of Listening
Listening versus Hearing
The Process of Listening
Obstacles to Effective Listening
Promoting Better Listening
Critiquing Speeches
Acting on Criticism
Analyzing Your Audience
Recognize the Value of Audience
Diversity Analyze
Your Audiencebeforethe Speech Analyze
Your Audienceduringthe Speech Analyze
Your Audienceafterthe Speech
Selecting Your Speech Topic
Generate Ideas
Theory into Practice: Selecting Your Topic
Focus Your Topic
Determine Your General Purpose
Formulate Your Specific Purpose
Word Your Thesis
Statement Develop
Your Speech Title
Researching Your Topic
Assess Your Personal Knowledge
Develop Your Research Plan
Collect Your Information
Record Your Information
Conclude Your Search
Supporting Your Speech
Purposes of Supporting Materials
Types of Supporting Materials
Tests of Evidence
Evaluating Electronic Information
Citing Your Sources
Organizing the Body of Your Speech
Formulate an Organizing Question
Divide the Speech into Key Ideas
Develop the Key Ideas
Connect the Key Ideas
Introducing and Concluding Your Speech
Organize the Introduction of the Speech
Organize the Conclusion of the Speech
Outlining Your Speech
Functions of Outlining Principles of Outlining

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Great!!! May 19, 2011
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This textbook provides what most students should learn about the fundamentals of public speaking. There is also information to help you with your first speech because the author realized that speeches would be prepared before the student could finish reading the textbook. This store features rentals with significant savings to limited-funding students. I would recommend and would use this textbook provider for future purchases.
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