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The Speaker's Handbook

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780155081376

ISBN10:
0155081373
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/26/1999
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

The fifth edition of The Speaker's Handbook has been substantially streamlined and updated. Responding to the notion of a handbook as a reference tool, sections not heavily used by readers of prior editions have been deleted and some chapters have been combined. The sample speeches in the new appendix are brief examples of the major types of speeches given in academic and non-academic settings. Particular emphasis has been placed on including new electronic and telecommunication tools available for speakers, ranging from Internet research to presentational software. These innovations have been here long enough now, so the text does not just celebrate their availability but provides cautions about using them uncritically or inappropriately.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Preparation 1(80)
Chapter 1. Understanding Speaking
3(14)
Chapter 2. Planning
17(8)
Chapter 3. Topic Selection and Analysis
25(19)
Chapter 4. Audience Analysis
44(14)
Chapter 5. Research
58(15)
Chapter 6. Overcoming Fear of Speaking
73(8)
Part 2. Organization 81(66)
Chapter 7. Transforming Ideas into Speech Points
84(12)
Chapter 8. Arranging Points
96(9)
Chapter 9. Outlining
105(14)
Chapter 10. Transitions
119(5)
Chapter 11. Introductions
124(15)
Chapter 12. Conclusions
139(8)
Part 3. Development 147(160)
Chapter 13. Supporting Materials
150(19)
Chapter 14. Reasoning
169(39)
Chapter 15. Language and Style
208(18)
Chapter 16. Attention and Interest
226(11)
Chapter 17. Credibility
237(8)
Chapter 18. Motivational Appeals
245(12)
Chapter 19. Informative Strategies
257(6)
Chapter 20. Persuasive Strategies
263(21)
Chapter 21. Speaking Ethics
284(10)
Chapter 22. Guidelines for Special Occasions
294(13)
Part 4. Presentation 307
Chapter 23. Modes of Delivery
311(10)
Chapter 24. Practice Sessions
321(15)
Chapter 25. Vocal Delivery
336(15)
Chapter 26. Physical Delivery
351(7)
Chapter 27. Adapting to the Speech Situation
358(8)
Chapter 28. Visual Aids
366(11)
Chapter 29. Answering Questions
377


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