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Speak Well



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McGraw-Hill Education
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Create, Converse, Connect – Speak Well.

Liz O'Brien teaches students that to speak well is to speak responsibly, confidently, and authentically--to create well-researched and constructed speeches, and to converse, and connect with their audience. Through Speak Well's listener-centered approach to public speaking, one in which the speaker engages in a vibrant conversation with listeners rather than giving a static performance, students learn that their primary purpose as speakers is to communicate ideas. The result is reduced student anxiety about speech delivery, increased self-assurance, and more authentic, successful speeches.

In an easy-to-use handbook format, Speak Well guides students through the many choices that speakers must make when crafting and supporting a message, while a series of interactive speech preparation tools and an McGraw-Hill's proven adaptive learning system, LearnSmart, helps them master key course concepts, practice, build confidence, and achieve success in public speaking.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Public Speaking As Listener-Centered Communication
  • Chapter 1: Public Speaking is an Act of Communication
  • Chapter 2: Listen to the Speeches of Others
  • Chapter 3: Create Confident Presentations
  • Chapter 4: Commit to Responsible Communication: Ethical, Civil, and Credible Speaking
Part 2: Preparing for Responsible Public Communication
  • Chapter 5: Analyze Your Audience and the Speaking Situation
  • Chapter 6: Determine Your Speech Purpose, Topic, and Thesis
  • Chapter 7: Incorporate Research
  • Chapter 8: Support Your Ideas
Part 3: Developing Your Message
  • Chapter 9: Organize Your Ideas
  • Chapter 10: Outline Your Speech
  • Chapter 11: Create Introductions, Conclusions, and Transitions
Part 4: Presenting Your Speech
  • Chapter 12: Select and Incorporate Visual Support
  • Chapter 13: Practice Your Presentation
  • Chapter 14: Communicate with your Language, Voice, and Body
Part 5: Types of Public Speaking
  • Chapter 15: Speak to Inform
  • Chapter 16: Speak to Persuade
  • Chapter 17: Develop Your Arguments
  • Chapter 18: Speak During Special Occasions and in Groups
Part 6: Resources
  • Sample Student Speeches
  • Guide to Documentation Styles
  • Evaluation Forms:
    • Speaker Evaluation Form
    • Speaker Self-Evaluation Form

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