Encourages students to research, organize, and deliver an effective speech
By providing a basic knowledge of speech construction, practice, and delivery, The Natural Speaker is designed to enhance and improve students' natural speaking strengths. Featuring a warm, simple, and humorous writing style, this title presents the fundamental concepts and skills required for effective speaking.
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Randy Fujishin is a Communication Studies instructor at West Valley College in Saratoga, CA. In addition to being a classroom teacher for more than 35 years, Randy is the author of seven books in the field of communication, a conference speaker, and a marriage and family therapist.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 : Communicating with Others: Your Most Important Skill
What Is Communication?
The Components of Communication
The Principles of Communication
Attitude Is More Important than Aptitude
Communication Skills for Your Life
Chapter 2: Giving Yourself Permission: Welcoming a New You
How Do You Feel About Public Speaking?
Speaker Apprehension Self-Appraisal Scale
Giving Yourself Permission to Make Mistakes
A Permission List for Speakers
Giving Yourself Permission to Overcome Your Fear of Speaking
Why Are You So Nervous?
Public Speaking Is Different from Conversation
Some Encouraging Words about Stage Fright
Will I Ever Get Rid of These Butterflies?
Adventure and Growth, Not Safety
Success In A Hybrid Public Speaking Course
Chapter 3: Organizing Your Speech: Keeping It Simple
Keep It Simple
Three Principles For Public Speaking
Four Speaking Methods
Constructing Your Speech Outline
Sample Tribute Speech Outline
Sample Key-Word Outline
Chapter 4: Selecting Your Topic: Choosing Your Path
It’s Your Choice
Brainstorming Possible Topics
Determining Your Speaking Purpose
Determining Your Specific Purpose
Selecting Your Main Points
Analyzing Your Audience
Gathering Information about Your Audience
Speech Preparation Questionnaire
Chapter 5: Gathering Your Material: What You Sow Is What You Reap
What to Look For
Where to Look for Speech Information
How to Record Your Speech Information
Helping The Audience Understand Your Evidence
Chapter 6: Listening to Others: Being Good to the Speaker
The Listening Process
Barriers to Listening
Bridges to Listening
The Benefits of Listening
Chapter 7: Delivering Your Speech: Being Yourself
Characteristics of Good Delivery
Elements of Good Delivery
Your Delivery between Speeches
Using Social Media To Increase Delivery Effectiveness
Take the Opportunity to View Your Speech
Chapter 8: Informing Your Audience: Teaching Others
Goals of Informative Speaking
Designs for Informative Speaking
Language Use for Informative Speaking
Types of Informative Speeches
Question And Answer Session
Public Speaker Self-Image Scale
Sample Informative Speech Outline
Sample Key Word Outline
Chapter 9: Persuading Your Audience: Changing Others
Basics of Persuasion
Aristotle’s Three Persuasive Proofs
Types of Persuasive Speeches
Special Occasion Speeches
Chapter 10: Speaking For Your Lifetime: A Lifelong Journey
Two Ways of View Public Speaking
Special Occasion Speeches
Developing The Heart of A Speaker