Mastering Public Speaking The Handbook

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-10-12
  • Publisher: Pearson
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An adaptation ofMastering Public Speaking 6e, this handbook provides the reader with a 2-color, less costly alternative to the 4-color book in a reference format, enabling quick and easy access to information.This book equips the reader with a firm grounding in the "hows" and "whys" of public speaking by providing an ideal balance of theory and skills while placing important emphasis on critiquing, ethics, and critical thinking.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Public Speaking
Why Study Public Speaking?
Definitions of Communication
Levels of Communication
Elements of Communication
The Public Speaker as Critical Thinker
The Ethics of Public Speaking
Definition of Ethics
Principles of Ethics
Ethical Speaking
Ethical Listening
Fair Use Guidelines
Speaking Confidently
Recognize That Speaker Nervousness Is Normal
Control Speaker Nervousness
Learn How to Build Speaker Confidence
Prepare Your First Speech
Responding to Speeches
The Importance of Listening
Listening versus Hearing
The Process of Listening
Obstacles to Effective Listening
Promoting Better Listening
Critiquing Speeches
Acting on Criticism
Analyzing Your Audience
Recognize the Value of Audience Diversity
Analyze Your Audience before the Speech
Analyze Your Audience during the Speech
Analyze Your Audience after the Speech
Selecting Your Speech Topic
Generate Ideas
Select Your Topic
Focus Your Topic
Determine Your General Purpose
Formulate Your Specific Purpose
Word Your Thesis Statement
Develop Your Speech Title
Researching Your Topic
Assess Your Personal Knowledge
Develop Your Research Plan
Collect Your Information
Record Your Information
Conclude Your Search
Supporting Your Speech
Purposes of Supporting Materials
Types of Supporting Materials
Tests of Evidence
Evaluating Electronic Information
Citing Your Sources
Organizing the Body of Your Speech
Formulate an Organizing Question
Divide the Speech into Key Ideas
Develop the Key Ideas
Connect the Key Ideas
Introducing and Concluding Your Speech
Organize the Introduction of the Speech
Organize the Conclusion of the Speech
Outlining Your Speech
Functions of Outlining
Principles of Outlining
Stages of Outlining
Wording Your Speech
Functions of Language
Principles of Effective Language Use
Delivering Your Speech
Principles of Nonverbal Communication
Methods of Delivery
Qualities of Effective Delivery
Elements of Vocal Delivery
Elements of Physical Delivery
Using Presentational Aids
The Importance of Using Presentational Aids
Types of Presentational Aids
Projection of Visual Aids
Designing Visual Aids
Strategies for Using Presentational Aids
Speaking to Inform
Characteristics of a Speech to Inform
Informative Speech Topics
Guidelines for Speaking to Inform
Annotated Sample Speech: The Amish: Seeking to Lose the Self
The Strategy of Persuasion
The Importance of Persuasion
A Definition of Persuasion
Types of Influence
Types of Persuasive Speeches
Persuasive Speaking Strategies
The Structure of Persuasion
Making and Refuting Arguments
Types of Argument
Fallacies of Argument
Selecting Propositions for Persuasive Speeches
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