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Designed to help readers become successful speakers in the classroom and the workplace,thePublic Speaking Guidebookpresents the essentials of public speaking through a step-by-step, hands-on approach. An adaptation ofPublic Speaking7e, theGuidebookfollows the same format as its predecessor and retains a strong emphasis on ethics and a healthy respect for diversity. Centered on three core objectives-preparing the reader for life beyond the classroom, respecting the diversity of the audience and sensitizing the reader to the ethical impact of their own words-thePublic Speaking Guidebookprovides practical advice and an understanding of why such advice works.
Table of Contents
Preface To Our Students Part I: Foundations of Public Speaking Chapter 1: The Practical Arts of Speaking and Listening Benefits of Public Speaking Public Speaking as Expanded Conversation Understanding the Dynamic Public Speaking Process Developing Effective Listening Skills Developing Critical Listening Skills Evaluating Speeches The Ethics of Public Speaking Chapter 2: Managing Your Fear of Speaking Understanding Communication Anxiety Why Public Speaking Can Be Frightening Managing Communication Anxiety Chapter 3: Your First Speech: An Overview of Speech Preparation Finding and Focusing Your Topic Developing Your Ideas Structuring Your Speech Outlining Your Speech Practicing Your Presentation Manage the Impressions You Make Introducing Yourself or a Classmate Sample Self-Introductory Speech "Three Photographs," by Ashley Smith Part Two: Preparation for Public Speaking Chapter 4: Adapting to Your Audience and Situation Understanding Audience Demographics Understanding Audience Dynamics Gathering Audience Information Meeting the Challenges of Audience Diversity Adjusting to the Communication Situation Chapter 5: Finding Your Topic What Is a Good Topic? Discovering Your Topic Exploring Your Topic Selecting Your Topic Refining Your Topic Thesis StatementPresenting a Topic Briefing Sample Topic Briefing Speech "Fast Food Nation," by Hannah Johnston Chapter 6: Researching Your Topic Acquiring Responsible Knowledge Drawing on Personal Knowledge and Experience Doing Library Research Conducting Internet Research Evaluating Research Materials Interviewing for Information Developing a Research Strategy Take Notes on Your Research Chapter 7: Supporting Your Ideas Facts and Statistics Testimony Examples Narratives Techniques for Using Supporting Materials Evaluating Supporting Materials Selecting Supporting Materials Chapter 8: Structuring Your Speech Principles for Organizing a Speech Structuring the Body of You