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A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780312452070

ISBN10:
0312452071
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/27/2006
Publisher(s):
Bedford/St. Martin's

Summary

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.

Author Biography

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
    
  Glossary
  Index


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