The Natural Speaker

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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The Natural Speakeris a concise, practical, inexpensive, student-friendly guide to public speaking that explores the basic skills necessary to present a natural, effective, and rewarding speech to any audience.By providing a basic knowledge of speech construction, practice, and delivery, this book is designed to enhance and improve students'natural speaking strengths. Featuring a warm, simple, and humorous writing style,The Natural Speakerpresents the fundamental concepts and skills required for effective speaking.

Table of Contents

Communicating with Others
What is communication?
The components of communication
The principles of communication
Attitude is more important than aptitude
Communication skills for your life
Communication activities
Giving Yourself Permission
The only way we grow
Giving yourself permission to make mistakes
A permission list for speakers
Giving yourself permission to overcome your fear of speaking
Why are you so nervous?
Public speaking is different from conversation
Some encouraging words about stage fright
Will I ever get rid of these butterflies?
Adventure and growth, not safety
Communication activities
Giving Your First Speech
Your first speech
Public speaking
Three principles for public speaking
Four speaking methods
Your message
Your speech organization
Your delivery
Being an Ethical Speaker
Helpful hints for your first speech
Impromptu speaking
Communication activities
Selecting Your Topic
It's your choice
Brainstorming possible topics
Determining your speaking purpose
Determining your specific purpose
Selecting your main points
Analyzing your audience
Gathering Audience Information
Speech preparation questionnaire
Communication activities
Gathering Your Material
What to look for
Where to look for speech information
How to record your speech information
The evidence three-step
Communication activities
Organizing Your Speech
Speech organization
The body
The introduction
The conclusion
Constructing your speech outline
Sample outline
Sample Key Word Outline
Speaking Notes
Communication activities
Delivering Your Speech
Characteristics of good delivery
Elements of good delivery
Speech practice
Your delivery between speeches
Listening to others speak
Viewing your speech
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