The Essential Elements of Public Speaking

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-12-30
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This brief, skills-oriented and highly interactive presentation of the essentials of public speaking emphasizes the latest research methods, as well as critical thinking and listening skills. The Essential Elements of Public Speakingis a concise, yet comprehensive exploration of the essentials that the beginning public speaker needs to prepare, research, and present an effective public speech.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Welcome to The Essential Elements of Public Speaking  

1.    Introducing Public Speaking

2.    Listening and Criticism

3.    Preparing and Presenting a Public Speech (In Brief)

4.    Select Your Topic, Purpose, and Thesis (Step 1)

5.    Analyze and Adapt to Your Audience (Step 2)

6.    Collect Supporting Materials and Presentation Aids (Step 4)

7.    Organize Your Speech (Steps 5, 6, and 7)

8.    Wording Your Speech

9.    Rehearse and Present Your Speech (Steps 9 and 10)

10.  Informing Your Audience

11.  Persuading Your Audience

12.  Speaking on Special Occasions




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