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Public Speaking

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Edition:
8th
ISBN13:

9780205584567

ISBN10:
020558456X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2009
Publisher(s):
PEARSON
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Summary

Centered around three core objectives - helping readers develop vital communication skills, encouraging speaker adaptability to diverse audiences, and sensitizing speakers to the ethical impact of their words - Public Speaking offers both practical advice and an understanding of why such advice works. The eighth edition concentrates on greater simplicity, clarity, and accessibility. The book offers a functional approach to informative speaking and emphasizes the ethics of persuasive speaking. These ideas come to life through examples from real, student, and professional speeches, Exploration and Application exercises at the end of each chapter, and a variety of boxed features throughout the book.

Table of Contents

The Foundations of Public Speaking
Public Speaking and You
Managing Your Fear of Speaking
Your First Speech
Becoming a Better Listener
Preparation for Public Speaking
Adapting to Your Audience and Situation
Finding Your Topic
Researching Your Topic
Supporting Your Ideas
Structuring Your Speech
Outlining Your Speech
Developing Presentation Skills
Presentation Aids
Using Language Effectively
Presenting Your Speech
Types of Public Speaking
Informative Speaking
Building Powerful Arguments
Persuasive Speaking
Ceremonial Speaking
Appendices
Communicating In Small Groups
Speeches For Analysis
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