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The Natural Speaker,9780205453436

The Natural Speaker

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780205453436

ISBN10:
0205453430
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

The Natural Speaker, 5th Edition is a concise, practical, inexpensive, student-friendly guide to public speaking that explores the basic skills necessary to present a natural, effective, and rewarding speech to any audience. By providing a basic knowledge of speech construction, practice, and delivery, this text is designed to enhance and improve students' natural speaking strengths. The book features a warm, simple, and humorous writing style, while presenting the fundamental concepts and skills required for effective speaking. New in the 5th Edition bull; bull;A new section on Ethical Considerations provides a guide for students to make good ethical decisions while they select and research a topic and deliver their speech. bull;A new section on Computer Presentational Guidelines gives insight into the effective use of technology during a speech, enabling students to better utilize computer technology for their presentations. bull;A new section on Complimenting Others demonstrates practical communication skills that will strengthen and enhance relationships. bull;A new section on the Speaker's Use of Speaking Notes offers helpful tips for effective speaking while using a minimum amount of notes. bull;This edition contains new informative and persuasive sample speech outlines, along with updated examples in every chapter. Praise for The Natural Speaker ";The stories are very true to life and should help students realize they are not alone when it comes to being afraid of public speaking."; ";Many students tell me that it is the first textbook that they have ever enjoyed reading."; Brad Lemonds, Santa Monica College";I have used the Fujishin book since the first edition came out, and I absolutely think it's the best speech text I have ever used in my 29 years of teaching!"; Andrea Ludwick, Lord Fairfax Community College";It [the book] is scholarly without being superfluous, enlightening without being overly erudite."; Archie Wortham, Palo Alto Community College

Table of Contents

Preface xi
1 Communicating with Others: Your Most Important Skill
1(17)
What Is Communication?
2(1)
The 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(8)
Communication Activities
16(2)
2 Giving Yourself Permission: Welcoming a New You
18(15)
The Only Way We Grow
19(1)
Giving Yourself Permission to Make Mistakes
20(1)
A Permission List for Speakers
21(2)
Giving Yourself Permission to Overcome Your Fear of Speaking
23(2)
Why Are You So Nervous?
25(1)
Public Speaking Is Different from Conversation
26(1)
Some Encouraging Words about Stage Fright
27(2)
Will I Ever Get Rid of These Butterflies?
29(1)
Adventure and Growth, Not Safety
30(1)
Communication Activities
31(2)
3 Giving Your First Speech: Beginning Your Journey
33(22)
Your First Speech
34(1)
Public Speaking
34(1)
Three Principles for Public Speaking
34(2)
Four Speaking Methods
36(3)
Your Message
39(1)
Your Speech Organization
40(2)
Your Delivery
42(2)
Being an Ethical Speaker
44(2)
Helpful Hints for Your First Speech
46(2)
Impromptu Speaking
48(4)
Impromptu Word List
52(1)
Communication Activities
52(3)
4 Selecting Your Topic: Choosing Your Path
55(14)
It's Your Choice
55(1)
Brainstorming Possible Topics
56(3)
Determining Your Speaking Purpose
59(1)
Determining Your Specific Purpose
60(1)
Selecting Your Main Points
61(2)
Analyzing Your Audience
63(2)
Speech Preparation Questionnaire
65(2)
Sample Speech Preparation Questionnare
66(1)
Communication Activities
67(2)
5 Gathering Your Material:
What You Sow Is What You Reap
69(1)
What to Look For
70(9)
Where to Look for Speech Information
79(3)
How to Record Your Speech Information
82(2)
The Evidence Three-Step
84(1)
Communication Activities
84(3)
6 Organizing Your Speech: Keeping It Simple
87(20)
Speech Organization
89(1)
The Body
90(6)
The Introduction
96(2)
The Conclusion
98(2)
Constructing Your Speech Outline
100(3)
Speaking Notes
102(1)
Sample Outline
103(2)
Communication Activities
105(2)
7 Delivering Your Speech: Being Yourself
107(22)
Characteristics of Good Delivery
108(2)
Elements of Good Delivery
110(7)
Speech Practice
117(4)
Speaker Evaluation
120(1)
Your Delivery between Speeches
121(1)
Listening to Others Speak
122(4)
Communication Activities
126(3)
8 Informing Your Audience: Teaching Others
129(19)
Goals of Informative Speaking
130(5)
Designs for Informative Speaking
135(5)
Language Use for Informative Speaking
140(2)
Types of Informative Speeches
142(2)
Answering Questions from the Audience
144(1)
Communication Activities
144(4)
Sample Informative Speech Outline
145(3)
9 Persuading Your Audience: Changing Others
148(20)
Basics of Persuasion
149(2)
Aristotle's Three Persuasive Proofs
151(10)
Types of Persuasive Speeches
161(4)
Sample Persuasive Speech Outline
164(1)
Communication Activities
165(3)
10 Becoming a Speaker: A Lifelong Journey 168(9)
Two Ways of Viewing Public Speaking
168(2)
Benefits of Becoming a Lifelong Speaker
170(2)
Developing the Heart of a Speaker
172(5)
Index 177


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