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Centered around three core objectives--preparing students for civic life, respecting the diversity of the audience, and sensitizing students to the ethical impact of their words--Public Speaking offers both practical advice for public speaking and an understanding of why such advice works. The Seventh Edition introduces two models of oral communication--the Mechanical Model, which addresses the physical and technical constraints that shape communication, and the Identification Model, which points out the ethical consequences of oral communication.These concepts are brought to life through examples from real, student, and professional speeches; Discussion and Application exercises at the end of each chapter; and a variety of boxed features throughout the text.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Foundations of Public Speaking 1. Public Speaking and You Public Speaking? Why Me? Public Speaking and Communication Ethical Public Speaking 2. Managing Your Fear of Speaking A Confession Understanding Communication Anxiety Controlling Communication Anxiety 3. Your First Speech Planning Your First Speech Managing the Impressions You Make Introducing Yourself or a Classmate 4. Becoming a Better Listener The Benefits of Listening Effectively The Process of Listening Overcoming Barriers to Effective Listening Developing Critical Listening Skills Evaluating Speeches Ethical Responsibilities of a Listener Part II: Preparation for Public Speaking 5. Adapting to Your Audience and Situation Adapting to Audience Dynamics Adjusting to Audience Demographics Meeting the Challenges of Audience Diversity Adjusting to the Communication Situation 6. Finding Your Topic What Is a Good Topic? The Process of Finding a Good Topic Discovering Your Topic Exploring Your Topic Area Refining Your Topic An Overview of the Topic Selection Process Testing Your Topic Selection: An Application 7. Researching Your Topic Acquiring Responsible Knowledge Evaluating Research Methods Conducting Strategic Research Interviewing for Information Taking Notes on Your Research 8. Supporting Your Ideas Facts and Statistics Testimony Examples Narratives Three Techniques for Using Supporting Materials Deciding What Support Material You Should Use 9. Structuring Your Speech Principles of Good Form Structuring the Body of Your Speech Using Transitions Introducing Your Message Developing an Effective Conclusion 10. Outlining Your Speech Developing a Working Outline Developing a Formal Outline Developing a Key Word Outline Part III: Developing Presentation Skills 11. Presentation Aids The Pros and Cons of Presentation Aids Types of Presentation Aids Presentation Media Preparing Presentation Aids Using Presentation Aids Ethical Considerations for Using Presentation Aids 12. Using Language Effectively The Power of the Spoken Word The Six Cs of Language Use Magnifying the Power of Language 13. Presenting Your Speech The Goal of Integrated Communication Developing Your Voice Developing Your Body Language Developing Versatility in Presentation Developing Flexibility in Special Situations Practicing for Presentation Part IV. Types of Public Speaking 14. Informative Speaking Functions of Informative Speaking Types of Informative Speeches Helping Listeners Learn Speech Designs Rising to the Challenge of Informative Speech 15. Persuasive Speaking The Nature of Persuasive Speaking The Process of Persuasion The Challenges of Persuasion 16. Building Powerful Arguments Developing Evidence and Proofs Patterns of Reasoning Designs for Persuasive Speaking Avoiding Defective Persuasion 17. Ceremonial Speaking Techniques of Ceremonial Speaking Types of Ceremonial Speeches Narrative Design And in Conclusion Appendix A: Communicating in Small Groups Appendix B: Speeches for Analysis Glossary Index