Mastering Public Speaking, MySpeechLab Edition

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: SCHOLG
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ActiveBooks are designed with learning success in mind. A unique combination of print and electronic materials, ActiveBooks provide a trueactivelearning experience. ActiveBooks have built in self-assessment at the end of every main heading in the book as well as end of chapter practice tests. Combined with the individualized study plan found in MySpeechLab, these assessments provide a wide range of focused learning opportunities. Grice & Skinner, Mastering Public Speaking 6e, in brief: Mastering Public Speakingequips readers with a firm grounding in the "hows" and "whys" of public speaking by providing an ideal balance of theory and skills while placing important emphases on critiquing, ethics, and critical thinking. Written in a casual, lively style and clearly organized, this sixth retains its popular and distinctive emphasis on the ethical contract between speaker and listener and on the value of critiquing speeches to improve one's own skills. Readers learn how to think critically as they choose speech topics, conduct research, organize content, select language, manage nervousness, and deliver speeches. See Grice & Skinnerrs"s Mastering Public Speaking 6e for a complete description of the text.

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
Summary Exercises
The Ethics of Public Speaking
Definition of Ethics
Principles of Ethics
Ethical Speaking
Ethical Listening
Fair Use Guidelines
Summary Exercises
Speaking Confidently
Recognize That Speaker Nervousness Is Normal
Control Speaker Nervousness
Learn How to Build Speaker Confidence
Prepare Your First Speech
Summary Exercises
Responding to Speeches
The Importance of Listening
Listening vs. Hearing
The Process of Listening
Obstacles to Effective Listening
Promoting Better Listening
Critiquing Speeches
Acting on Criticism
Summary Exercises
Analyzing Your Audience
Recognize the Value of Audience Diversity
Analyze Your AudienceBeforethe Speech
Analyze Your Audienceduringthe Speech
Analyze Your Audienceafterthe Speech Summary
Practice Critique: Evaluating a Speakerrsquo;s Audience Analysis Exercises
Selecting Your Speech Topic
Generate Ideas
Focus Your Topic
Determine Your General Purpose
Formulate Your Specific Purpose
Word Your Thesis Statement
Develop Your Speech Title
Practice Critique: Evaluating Titles Exercises
Researching Your Topic
Assess Your Personal Knowledge Develop Your Research Plan Collect Your Information Record Your Information Conclude Your Search Summary
Practice Critique: Evaluating Research Exercises
Supporting Your Speech
Purposes of Supporting Materials
Types of Supporting Materials
Tests of Evidence
Evaluating Electronic Information
Citing Your Sources
Practice Critique: Evaluating Evidence Exercises
Organizing the Body of Your Speech.
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