Principles of Public Speaking

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  • Edition: 17th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-15
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Balancing skills and theory,Principles of Public Speakingemphasizes responsibility, orality, Internet technology, and critical thinking as it encourages readers to see public speaking as a way to build community in today's diverse world. Within a framework that emphasizes speaker responsibility, critical thinking, listening, and cultural awareness, this classic book uses examples from college, workplace, politics, and social communication to make the study of public speaking relevant, contemporary, and exciting. This brief but comprehensive book also offers readers the latest in using technology in speechmaking, featuring a unique and exciting ways to blend communication and new media.

Table of Contents

Public Speaking and Critical Listening
Study Public Speaking in Higher Education
Studying Public Speaking
Orality in Social-Political Life 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 Challenges
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
A Sample Audience Analysis
Finding and Using Supporting Materials
Determining the Kinds of Supporting Materials You'll Need
Finding Supporting Materials
Sources of Supporting Materials
Forms of Supporting Materials
Functions of Supporting Materials
A Word about Plagiarism
A Sample Outline for a Problem-Solution Speech: The Heartbreak of Childhood Obesity Web Workshop
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
A Sample Outline for an Introduction and Conclusion: Spay or Neuter Your Pets
Presenting your Speech
Wording Your Speech
Using Oral Style
Using Language Strategically
Creating an Atmosphere
Sample Speech ldquo;On Accepting the Nobel Prize for Literaturerdquo; by William Faulkner
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