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The Natural Speakeris 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 book is designed to enhance and improve students'natural speaking strengths. Featuring a warm, simple, and humorous writing style, The Natural Speakerpresents the fundamental concepts and skills required for effective speaking.
Table of Contents
|Communicating with Others: Your Most Important Skill||p. 1|
|What Is Communication?||p. 2|
|The Components of Communication||p. 2|
|The Principles of Communication||p. 4|
|Attitude Is More Important than Aptitude||p. 6|
|Communication Skills for Your Life||p. 7|
|Communication Activities||p. 14|
|Giving Yourself Permission: Welcoming a New You||p. 16|
|Giving Yourself Permission to Make Mistakes||p. 16|
|A Permission List for Speakers||p. 17|
|Giving Yourself Permission to Overcome Your Fear of Speaking||p. 19|
|Why Are You So Nervous?||p. 20|
|Public Speaking Is Different from Conversation||p. 21|
|Some Encouraging Words about Stage Fright||p. 22|
|Will I Ever Get Rid of These Butterflies?||p. 25|
|Adventure and Growth, Not Safety||p. 25|
|Communication Activities||p. 26|
|The Basics of Public Speaking: Seeing Your Speech as Your Life||p. 28|
|Your First Speech||p. 29|
|Public Speaking||p. 29|
|Three Principles for Public Speaking||p. 29|
|Four Speaking Methods||p. 31|
|Your Message||p. 33|
|Your Speech Organization||p. 34|
|Your Delivery||p. 37|
|Being an Ethical Speaker||p. 39|
|Helpful Hints for Your First Speech||p. 42|
|Impromptu Speaking||p. 43|
|Communication Activities||p. 48|
|Organizing Your Speech: Keeping It Simple||p. 51|
|Keep It Simple||p. 52|
|Speech Organization||p. 52|
|The Body||p. 53|
|The Introduction||p. 58|
|The Conclusion||p. 60|
|Constructing Your Speech Outline||p. 62|
|Speaking Notes||p. 64|
|Communication Activities||p. 67|
|Selecting Your Topic: Choosing Your Path||p. 69|
|It's Your Choice||p. 69|
|Brainstorming Possible Topics||p. 70|
|Determining Your Speaking Purpose||p. 73|
|Determining Your Specific Purpose||p. 73|
|Selecting Your Main Points||p. 74|
|Analyzing Your Audience||p. 76|
|Gathering Information about Your Audience||p. 79|
|Speech Preparation Questionnaire||p. 81|
|Communication Activities||p. 83|
|Gathering Your Material: What You Sow Is What You Reap||p. 85|
|What to Look For||p. 86|
|Where to Look for Speech Information||p. 95|
|How to RecordYour Speech Information||p. 100|
|The Evidence Three-Step||p. 101|
|Communication Activities||p. 101|
|Listening to Others: Being Good to the Speaker||p. 103|
|The Listening Process||p. 104|
|Barriers to Listening||p. 105|
|Bridges to Listening||p. 107|
|The Benefits of Listening||p. 110|
|Communication Activities||p. 113|
|Delivering Your Speech: Being Yourself||p. 115|
|Characteristics of Good Delivery||p. 115|
|Elements of Good Delivery||p. 118|
|Speech Practice||p. 123|
|Your Delivery between Speeches||p. 127|
|Take the Opportunity to View Your Speech||p. 128|
|Communication Activities||p. 130|
|Informing Your Audience: Teaching Others||p. 133|
|Goals of Informative Speaking||p. 134|
|Designs for Informative Speaking||p. 138|
|Language Use for Informative Speaking||p. 142|
|Types of Informative Speeches||p. 145|
|Answering Questions from the Audience||p. 147|
|Communication Activities||p. 150|
|Persuading Your Audience: Changing Others||p. 151|
|Basics of Persuasion||p. 152|
|Aristotle's Three Persuasive Proofs||p. 153|
|Types of Persuasive Speeches||p. 162|
|Special Occasion Speeches||p. 167|
|Communication Activities||p. 171|
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