Cengage Advantage Books: The Speakerís Compact Handbook, Revised

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2008-04-16
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: THE SPEAKER'S COMPACT HANDBOOK, Second Edition, is a concise reference for the introductory public speaking course. An excellent value and useful to students in any major, this brief handbook features examples, photographs, activities, and other learning tools students can use on their journey to becoming effective public speakers. The spiral-bound format and flexible standalone chapters allow students to access the topics they need to create great speeches easily, while Key Points and Checklists help them stay on track. Online interactive tools like Speech Builder Express 3.0 and InfoTracr College Edition help students further develop their public speaking skills for class--and well beyond.

Table of Contents

Approaching Public Speaking
Understanding Speaking
Speaking Ethically
Overcoming Fear of Speaking
Tailoring your Speech to its Context
Analyzing Speech Contexts
Educational Context
Workplace Context
Civic and Political Context
Social and Ceremonial Context
Planning Your Speech
Managing Your Preparation Time
Topic Selection and Analysis
Analyzing Your Audience
Finding and Using Resources
Having a Research Strategy
Finding Print, Internet, and Other Electronic Materials
Interviewing People About Your Topic
Identifying and Recording Evidence
Organizing Your Ideas and Information
Exploring Your Ideas and Potential Points
Choosing Points That Work
Arranging Points
Building Sound Arguments
Getting your ideas Across
Developing Informative Strategies
Developing Persuasive Strategies
Presenting Your Reasonings
Using Motivational Appeals
Establishing Credibility
Designing Presentation Aids
Crafting your Speech
Selecting Your Mode of Delivery
Using Language Effectively
Capturing Attention and Interest
Creating Effective Introductions and Conclusions
Linking Speech Components
Practicing Your Speech
Presenting your Speech
Achieving Effective Vocal Delivery
Achieving Effective Physical Delivery
Using Your Presentation Aids
Answering Questions
Annotated Sample Outline and Speech
Citation Guidelines
Common Pronunciation Errors and Common Usage Errors
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