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Table of Contents
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
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
Chapter 11: Outlining Your Speech
DEVELOPING YOUR WORKING OUTLINE
DEVELOPING YOUR SPEAKING OUTLINE
Chapter 12: Delivering Your Speech
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