Public Communications Workbook An Activity Based Approach

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 2013-08-14
  • Publisher: Pearson Learning Solutions

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When it comes to giving speeches, there’s no such thing as too much practice. With Public Communication Workbook: An Activity Based Approach, Nan Hall and Karol Walchak have created a workbook that offers innovative exercises for students in an introductory public communication course. Using on a ten-step approach to speech composition and delivery, it puts into practice public communication authors’ theories and ideas.


Public Communication Workbook can supplement any primary text in the public communication classroom. In it, students will find varied assignments—interview an interesting person, for example—that each follow a set of ten steps, from articulating a topic and purpose for the speech to delivering it in front of a group. Through its methodical yet playful approach, this workbook is sure to create many skilled public speakers.

Author Biography

Nan M. Hall earned her B.A. from Michigan State University and her M.A. from Central Michigan University. A longtime participant in both professional and semi-professional theater, she is also a retired fulltime instructor in the Language, Arts, and Humanities department at Alpena Community College in Alpena, Michigan.


Karol L. Walchak earned her B.A. (CSU Bakersfield) and M.A. (CSU Sacramento) from the California State University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is a permanent fulltime instructor in the Language, Arts, and Humanities department at Alpena Community College in Alpena, Michigan, where she teaches a range of English classes and also serves as an instructor for speech and public communication.


Ms. Hall and Dr. Walchak have collaborated over the past eleven years, developing and enhancing the active student learning model in the communication classroom.

Table of Contents


Speech Number One: “The Interview”

Speech Number Two: “The Informative Speech"

Speech Number Three: “The Persuasive Speech”


Notes Pages



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