Based on the highly successfulA Speaker's Guidebook, A Pocket Guide to Public Speakingoffers all of the material typically covered in a full-sized text from invention, research, and organization to practice and delivery in a concise format perfect for any course across the curriculum or day-to-day setting.
DAN O'HAIR is president of the National Communication Association and professor and chair of the department of communication at the University of Oklahoma. He is coauthor of six communication texts including A Speaker's Guidebook, (2007), Public Speaking: Challenges and Choices (1999) and Competent Communication (1997). He is also the author of more than 40 research articles and book chapters.
HANNAH RUBENSTEIN is a writer and editor who has used her academic training in communication (M.A., Fairfield University) to guide her collaborations on A Speaker's Guidebook (2007), Public Speaking: Challenges and Choices (1999) and other successful college texts. She heads her own communication firm, Hedgehog Productions.
ROB STEWART is an associate dean of arts and sciences and professor of communication studies at Texas Tech University. He is coauthor of A Speaker's Guidebook (2007), Public Speaking: Challenges and Choices (1999) and has also published over 30 articles and book chapters.
Table of Contents
PART I. GETTING STARTED 1. Becoming a Public Speaker 2. Ethical Public Speaking 3. Listeners and Speakers 4. Types of Speeches and Presentations 5. From A to Z: Overview of a Speech 6. Managing Speech Anxiety
PART II. DEVELOPMENT 7. Analyzing the Audience 8. Selecting a Topic and Purpose 9. Developing Supporting Material 10. Locating Supporting Material 11. Doing Effective Internet Research
PART III. ORGANIZATION 12. Organizing the Speech Body 13. Selecting an Organizational Pattern 14. Using Outline Formats
PART IV. STARTING, FINISHING, AND STYLING 15. Developing the Introduction and Conclusion 16. Using Language
PART V. DELIVERY 17. Choosing a Method of Delivery 18. Controlling the Voice 19. Using the Body
PART VI. PRESENTATION AIDS 20. Types of Presentation Aids 21. Designing Presentation Aids 22. A Brief Guide to Using PowerPoint
PART VII. TYPES OF SPEECHES 23. Informative Speaking 24. Persuasive Speaking 25. Speaking on Special Occasions
PART VIII. THE CLASSROOM AND BEYOND 26. Typical Classroom Presentation Formats 27. Science and Mathematics Courses 28. Technical Courses 29. Social Science Courses 30. Arts and Humanities Courses 31. Education Courses 32. Business Courses 33. Nursing and Allied Health Courses 34. Communicating in Groups 35. Business and Professional Presentations
APPENDICES A. Citation Guidelines B. Question-and-Answer Sessions C. Preparing for Mediated Communication D. Tips for Non-Native Speakers of English