The Natural Speaker Plus NEW MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 2014-01-17
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Encourages students to research, organize, and deliver an effective speech

By providing a basic knowledge of speech construction, practice, and delivery, The Natural Speaker is designed to enhance and improve students' natural speaking strengths. Featuring a warm, simple, and humorous writing style, this title presents the fundamental concepts and skills required for effective speaking.

MySearchLab is a part of the Fujishin program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students understand critical thinking in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app.



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0133814947 / 9780133814941 The Natural Speaker Plus NEW MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

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0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card

0205946275 / 9780205946273 Natural Speaker, The



Author Biography

Randy Fujishin is a Communication Studies instructor at West Valley College in Saratoga, CA.  In addition to being a classroom teacher for more than 35 years, Randy is the author of seven books in the field of communication, a conference speaker, and a marriage and family therapist.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 : Communicating with Others: Your Most Important Skill    

What Is Communication?    

The Components of Communication    

The Principles of Communication    

Attitude Is More Important than Aptitude    

Communication Skills for Your Life    


Chapter 2: Giving Yourself Permission: Welcoming a New You     

How Do You Feel About Public Speaking?

Speaker Apprehension Self-Appraisal Scale

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    

Success In A Hybrid Public Speaking Course


Chapter 3: Organizing Your Speech: Keeping It Simple    

Keep It Simple

Public Speaking

Three Principles For Public Speaking

Four Speaking Methods

Speech Organization

The Body

The Introduction

The Conclusion

Constructing Your Speech Outline

Speaking Notes

Sample Tribute Speech Outline

Sample Key-Word Outline


Chapter 4: Selecting Your Topic: Choosing Your Path    

It’s Your Choice    

Brainstorming Possible Topics    

Determining Your Speaking Purpose    

Determining Your Specific Purpose    

Selecting Your Main Points    

Analyzing Your Audience    

Gathering Information about Your Audience    

Speech Preparation Questionnaire    


Chapter 5: Gathering Your Material: What You Sow Is What You Reap    

What to Look For    

Where to Look for Speech Information    

How to Record Your Speech Information   

Helping The Audience Understand Your Evidence


Chapter 6: Listening to Others: Being Good to the Speaker    

The Listening Process    

Barriers to Listening    

Bridges to Listening    

The Benefits of Listening    


Chapter 7: Delivering Your Speech: Being Yourself    

Characteristics of Good Delivery    

Elements of Good Delivery    

Speech Practice    

Your Delivery between Speeches    

Using Social Media To Increase Delivery Effectiveness

Take the Opportunity to View Your Speech    


Chapter 8: Informing Your Audience: Teaching Others    

Goals of Informative Speaking    

Designs for Informative Speaking    

Language Use for Informative Speaking    

Types of Informative Speeches    

Question And Answer Session   

Public Speaker Self-Image Scale

Sample Informative Speech Outline

Sample Key Word Outline


Chapter 9: Persuading Your Audience: Changing Others    

Basics of Persuasion    

Aristotle’s Three Persuasive Proofs    

Types of Persuasive Speeches    

Special Occasion Speeches    


Chapter 10: Speaking For Your Lifetime: A Lifelong Journey    

Two Ways of View Public Speaking

Impromptu Speaking

Special Occasion Speeches

Developing The Heart of A Speaker

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