Cengage Advantage Books: Essentials of Public Speaking

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-04-15
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Packed with sample speeches illustrating what to do?as well as plenty of examples detailing what not to do?this value-priced public speaking text equips you with the essential skills and theories needed to become an effective public speaker. ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING delivers abundant practical advice and also offers intriguing discussions on the role of ethics in public speaking as well as up-to-date coverage on effectively using technology in speech development and delivery. A strong emphasis on visual aids includes an insightful, four-color insert detailing how to get the most from your presentation materials. With ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING, 4e you also have the option of including a wealth of learning resources like Speech Builder Express 3.0 speech-outlining software, InfoTrac? College Edition, sample outlines, and more. It is an invaluable resource?at a value price.

Table of Contents

Getting Started: Your First Speech
Public Speaking, Ethics, and You
Building Speaker Confidence
Listening: What Speakers Should Know
Preparing Your Speech
Analyzing Your Audience
Selecting and Researching Your Topic
Supporting Your Ideas
Organizing Your Speech: Introduction, Body, and Conclusion
Outlines, Storyboards, and Speaking Notes
Presenting Your Speech
Preparing Effective Visual Aids
Delivering Your Message
Perfecting Language Style
Types of Speeches
Informative Speaking
Persuasive Speaking
Methods of Persuasion
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