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Speaking with a Purposeprovides readers with the "nuts and bolts" needed to become effective public speakers. Intentionally brief, this book allows the reader to concentrate on the preparation, practice, and presentation of their speeches without getting bogged down by theoretical discussions. The focus on purpose and audience response, which incorporates consideration of cultural diversity, helps readers identify ways to make their speeches more effective. Highly popular and practical, the Eighth Edition is the best of the brief books available on the subject.
Table of Contents
|The Communicative Act|
|The Truth About Nervousness|
|How to Develop Self-Confidence|
|Visual Imagery for Confidence in Public Speaking|
|A Script for Using Visual Imagery to Develop Confidence in Speaking|
|Ethics in Communication|
|Who Exactly Is My Audience?|
|What Response Can I Reasonably Expect from My Audience?|
|Will My Audience Find This Subject Useful?|
|Will My Audience Find This Subject Interesting?|
|What Is My Audience's Knowledge of My Subject?|
|What Demographic Characteristics Should I Consider about My Audience?|
|Is My Audience's Attitude Favorable, Indifferent, or Opposed?|
|Determine Your Purpose and Subject|
|Selecting a Subject|
|The Central Idea|
|The Introduction and Conclusion|
|Objectives of Introductions|
|Attention Step in Introductions|
|Types of Conclusions|
|Sample Full-Sentence Outline for a Speech to Instruct|
|Gathering Supportive Material|
|Personal Experience and Knowledge|
|The Computerized Catalog|
|Ethics in Using the Internet|
|The World Wide Web|
|An Article in a Periodical|
|Supporting Your Ideas|
|Comparison and Contrast|
|Computer Generated Visual Aids|
|Preparing the Content of Your Speech|
|Organizing Your Speech|
|Planning the Body|
|Outlining Your Speech|
|Body of Speech|
|Delivering Your Speech|
|Effective Word Choice|
|Sample Delivery Outline|
|Using Note Cards|
|Practicing the Speech|
|Guidelines for Informative Speaking|
|Sample Speech to Inform|
|Other Forms of Reasoning|
|Types of Persuasive Speeches|
|Sample Speech to Convince|
|Sample Speech to Reinforce|
|The Functions of Discussion|
|Types of Discussion|
|Participating in Discussion|
|Moderating the Discussion|
|A Pattern for Problem Solving|
|Using Case Problems|
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