Invitation To Public Speaking Handbook

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Understand the power and importance of public speaking in your life and in greater society. INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING HANDBOOK will help you acquire the speaking skills you'll need to succeed in the classroom and in the real world. Grounded in the rhetorical tradition while offering a fresh perspective, this book engages readers in the public dialogue, encourages civic engagement and shows them that they will use these skills beyond the classroom. Griffin also explains the reasons why certain things must be done and, most importantly, why users would want to speak publicly. Numerous pedagogical tools, speech-building exercises, thoughtful real-life examples, and an engaging voice will help you easily comprehend the book's basic concepts, apply them in and out of the classroom, and understand the importance of public speaking.

Table of Contents

The Basics
Why Speak in Public?
Entering the Public Dialogue: Your First Speech
Coping with Speaking Anxiety
Effective Listening
Building Skills & Confidence
Topic And Audience
Your Speech Topic and Purpose
Your Audience and Speaking Environment
Gathering Supporting Materials
Research Materials Online and at the Library
Conduct Research Interviews
Organizing Your Speech
Outlining Your Speech
Introductions and Conclusions
Developing and Supporting Your Ideas
Introduction to Reasoning
Audience-Centered Language
Language and Style
Delivery And Visual Aids
Methods of Delivery
Verbal and Nonverbal Components of Delivery
Visual Aids: Purposes and Contents
Visual Aids: Types and Formats
Types Of Speaking.
Informative Speaking
Invitational Speaking
Persuasive Speaking
Persuasion and Reasoning
Beyond The Classroom
Speaking on Special Occasions
Speaking in Small Groups
Recording Your Research Sources
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