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The Natural Speaker

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780205295753

ISBN10:
0205295754
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon

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Summary

The Natural Speaker is a concise, student-friendly, practical guide to public speaking. It explores the basic skills necessary to present a speech to any audience in a way that is natural, effective, and rewarding. This text is designed to enhance and improve your students' natural speaking strengths by providing a basic knowledge of speech construction, practice, and delivery. The Natural Speaker features a warm, simple, and humorous writing style, while presenting the fundamental concepts and skills required in effective speaking.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Communicating with Others: Your Most Important Skill
1(15)
What Is Communication?
2(1)
The Six Components of Communication
2(2)
The Principles of Communication
4(3)
Attitude Is More Important Than Aptitude
7(1)
Communication Skills for Your Life
8(6)
Communication Activities
14(2)
Giving Yourself Permission: Welcoming a New You
16(15)
The Only Way We Grow
17(1)
Giving Yourself Permission to Make Mistakes
18(1)
A Permission List for Speakers
19(2)
Giving Yourself Permission to Overcome Your Fear of Speaking
21(2)
Why Are You so Nervous?
23(1)
Public Speaking Is Different from Conversation
24(1)
Some Encouraging Words about Stage Fright
25(2)
Will I Ever Get Rid of These Butterflies?
27(1)
Adventure and Growth, Not Safety
28(1)
Communication Activities
29(2)
Giving Your First Speech: Beginning Your Journey
31(13)
Your First Speech
32(1)
Public Speaking
32(1)
Four Speaking Methods
33(2)
Your Message
35(2)
Your Speech Organization
37(2)
Your Delivery
39(1)
Helpful Hints for Your First Speech
40(1)
Communication Activities
41(3)
Selecting Your Topic: Choosing Your Path
44(13)
It's Your Choice
44(1)
Brainstorming Possible Topics
45(3)
Determining Your Speaking Purpose
48(1)
Determining Your Specific Purpose
49(1)
Selecting Your Main Points
50(2)
Analyzing Your Audience
52(2)
Speech Preparation Questionnaire
54(1)
Communication Activities
54(3)
Gathering Your Material: What You Sow Is What You Reap
57(16)
What to Look For
58(8)
Where to Look for Speech Information
66(4)
How to Record Your Speech Information
70(1)
Communication Activities
71(2)
Organizing Your Speech: Keeping It Simple
73(19)
Speech Organization
75(1)
The Body
76(6)
The Introduction
82(2)
The Conclusion
84(2)
Constructing Your Speech Outline
86(3)
Sample Outline
89(1)
Communication Activities
90(2)
Delivering Your Speech: Being Yourself
92(20)
Characteristics of Good Delivery
93(2)
Elements of Good Delivery
95(7)
Speech Practice
102(3)
Speaker Evaluation
105(1)
Listening to Others Speak
106(4)
Communication Activities
110(2)
Informing Your Audience: Teaching Others
112(19)
Goals of Informative Speaking
113(5)
Designs for Informative Speaking
118(5)
Language Use for Informative Speaking
123(2)
Types of Informative Speeches
125(2)
Answering Questions from the Audience
127(1)
Sample Informative Speech Outline
127(2)
Communication Activities
129(2)
Persuading Your Audience: Changing Others
131(19)
Basics of Persuasion
132(2)
Aristotle's Three Persuasive Proofs
134(10)
Types of Persuasive Speeches
144(2)
Sample Persuasive Speech Outline
146(1)
Communication Activities
147(3)
Becoming a Speaker: A Lifelong Journey
150(15)
Two Ways of Viewing Public Speaking
150(2)
Benefits of Becoming a Lifelong Speaker
152(2)
Developing the Heart of a Speaker
154(4)
Final Communication Activity: Impromptu Speaking
158(7)
Index 165


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