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Speaking in the Public Sphere

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9/13/2011
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Pearson
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Debuting it its first edition, Speaking in the Public Sphereempowers students by helping them to develop the rhetorical skills necessary for effective citizenship and meaningful civic participation. Students are encouraged to see public speaking not only as a technical skill, but also as a means to empower themselves and improve the world around them. Case studies and numerous examples help students see how ordinary citizens can make a difference in their world through effective public speaking.

Table of Contents

Speaking in the Public Sphere

 

Chapter 1: Public Speaking and the Public Sphere

 

Why Study Public Speaking?

What is Public Speaking?

Three Models of Public Speaking

PUBLIC SPEAKING AND DEMOCRACY

Ethical Dimensions of Public Speaking

Your Role as a Public Speaker

 

Chapter 2: Developing and Delivering Your First Speech

INVENTING YOUR SPEECH

ORGANIZING YOUR SPEECH

BUILDING YOUR CONFIDENCE

DELIVERING YOUR SPEECH

 

Chapter 3: Listening and Feedback

 THE CHALLENGE OF ATTENTIVE LISTENING

Comprehensive and Critical Listening

GIVING FEEDBACK

 

Chapter 4: Developing Your Topic:  Identifying Issues, Audiences, and Purposes

Understanding the Rhetorical Situation 

Determining Your Topic

Assessing Your Audience

Crafting Your Purpose Statements and Main Claim

 

Chapter 5: Understanding Audiences

Considering Audience Demographics

Considering Audience Opinions

Methods of Audience Analysis

Using Audience Analysis in Your Speeches

 

Chapter 6: Researching Public Issues

Building a Research Plan

Determining Your Research Needs

Locating and Accessing Sources

Producing Support for Your Speech

 

Chapter 7: Engaging the Language of Public Issues

UNDERSTANDING PUBLIC DISCOURSE

UNDERSTANDING PUBLIC VOICES

UNDERSTANDING THE NEWS

USING EFFECTIVE LANGUAGE IN YOUR SPEECHES

USING APPROPRIATE LANGUAGE IN YOUR SPEECHES

 

Chapter 8: Inventing Your Informative Speech

Purposes of Informative Speaking

STRATEGIES FOR INVENTING YOUR INFORMATIVE SPEECH

PROVIDING SUPPORT FOR YOUR INFORMATIVE SPEECH

 

Chapter 9: Organizing Your Informative Speech

IDENTIFYING AN ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY

DEVELOPING YOUR MAIN POINTS

ORGANIZING YOUR SUPPORTING MATERIAL

 

Chapter 10: Beginning and Ending Your Speech

Crafting Introductions

CRAFTING CONCLUSIONS

 

Chapter 11: Outlining Your Speech

DEVELOPING YOUR WORKING OUTLINE

DEVELOPING YOUR SPEAKING OUTLINE

 

Chapter 12: Delivering Your Speech

Delivery Methods

Incorporating Sources

Using Visuals

Handling Questions

 

Chapter 13: Inventing and Organizing Your Persuasive Speech

Purposes of Persuasive Speaking

STRATEGIES FOR INVENTING YOUR PERSUASIVE SPEECH

ORGANIZING YOUR PERSUASIVE SPEECH

 

Chapter 14: Supporting Your Persuasive Speech

Pathos: The Appeal of Emotion

Ethos: The Appeal of Character and Credibility

Logos: The Appeal of Evidence and Reasoning

 

Chapter 15: Inventing Your Ceremonial Speech

Purposes of Ceremonial Speech

INVENTING YOUR CEREMONIAL SPEECH

ORGANIZING YOUR CEREMONIAL SPEECH

SUPPORTING YOUR CEREMONIAL SPEECH

 

 



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