Principles of Public Speaking

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  • Edition: 16th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Balancing skills and theory, "Principles of Public Speaking" emphasizes orality, Internet technology, and critical thinking as it encourages the reader to see public speaking as a way to build community in today's diverse world. Within a framework that emphasizes speaker responsibility, critical thinking and listening, and cultural awareness, this classic book uses examples from college, workplace, political, and social communication to make the study of public speaking relevant, contemporary, and exciting. This brief but comprehensive book also offers the reader the latest in using technology in speechmaking, featuring a unique and exciting integrated text and technology learning system.

Table of Contents

Public Speaking and Critical Listening
Study Public Speaking in Higher Education
Studying Public Speaking
Basic Elements in the Speechmaking Process
Ethical Responsibilities for Speakers
Your First Speech
Getting Started
Selecting and Narrowing Your Subject
Determining Your Purposes and Central Idea
Analyzing the Audience and Occasion
Gathering Your Speech Material
Making an Outline
Practicing Aloud
Developing Confident Delivery
Critical Listening
Hearing and Listening
Barriers to Good Listening
Practical Listening Techniques
Developing Skills for Critical Listening
Public Speaking and Cultural Life
The Nature of Cultural Processes
Understanding Our Multicultural Society
Strategies for Negotiating Cultural Differences
Planning and Preparing Your Speech
Understanding Your Audience
Analyzing Your Audience Demographically
Analyzing Your Audience Psychologically
Discovering Demographic and Psychological Factors
Using Audience Analysis in Speech Preparation
Finding and Using Supporting Materials
Determining the Kinds of Supporting Materials You'll Need
Finding Supporting Materials
Deciding Where to Search for Supporting Materials
Sources of Supporting Materials
Forms of Supporting Materials
Functions of Supporting Materials
A Word about Plagiarism
Organizing and Outlining Your Speech
Developing Your Speech Plan
Speech-Centered Patterns of Organization
Audience-Centered Patterns of Organization
Techniques for Creating Associative Coherence in Your Speech
Outlining Your Speech
Beginning and Ending Your Speech
Capturing and Holding Attention
Beginning Your Speech
Ending Your Speech
Presenting Your Speech
Wording Your Speech
Using Oral Style
Using Language Strategically
Creating an Atmosphere
Delivering Your Speech
Working Within Oral Relationships
Selecting the Method of Presentation
Using Your Voice to Communicate
Using Your Body to Communicate
Using Visual Aids
The Functions of Visual Aids
Types of Visual Support
Strategies for Selecting and Using Visual Aids
Types of Public Speaking
Speeches to Inform
Facts, Knowledge, and the Information Age
Essential Qualities of Informative Speeches
Sample Outline: Servicing Your Personal Computer
Tips for Developing Informative Speeches
Sample Outline: What Is Diabetes? Sample Speech: The Geisha by Joyce Chapman
Speeches to Persuade
Selecting Motivational Appeals
Organizing Persuasive Speeches: The Motivated Sequence
Sample Outline: Youre Never Too Old to Learn Virtually! Sample Outline: The Chain Never Stops
Argumentation and Critical Thinking
Rational Thinking and Talking: Argumentation. Argumentation
Evaluating Arguments
Sample Outline: The Danger of Chewing Tobacco
Detecting Fallacies in Reasoning
Tips for Developing Argumentative Speeches
Speaking in Community Settings
Community-Based Special Occasion Speeches
Sample Introduction: Introducing a Classmate
Sample Speech: A Toast to Leo Brecker
Sample Speech to Entertain: A Case for Optimism
Group-Based Speeches
Group Discussions
Presentations in Teams: Panels and Symposia
Responding to Questions and Objections
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