Public Speaking for College and Career

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-11-04
  • Publisher: MCG
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With its wealth of student and work-oriented examples,Public Speaking for College and Careeroffers a practical, accessible, and non-intimidating approach to public speaking. This trusted text shows students how to achieve clarity and confidence during the speeches they must give in college classes, in career settings, and in their communities. The new edition offers a rich variety of examples, stories, photos, and four new sample speeches. Other major changes include updated Internet and library research techniques and expanded discussions on how to properly credit sources. A new appendix"Using PowerPoint Effectively"has been added to the end of Chapter 9 on Visual Aids.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Foundations of Effective Communication Chapter 1. Introduction to Public Speaking Chapter 2. Controlling Nervousness Chapter 3. Listening Part 2: Developing a Focus Chapter 4. Reaching the Audience Chapter 5. Selecting Topic, Purpose, and Central Idea Part 3: Preparing Content Chapter 6. Finding Information Chapter 7. Evaluating Information & Avoiding Plagiarism Chapter 8. Supporting Your Ideas Chapter 9. Visual Aids Part 4: Organizing the Speech Chapter 10. The Body of the Speech Chapter 11. Introductions and Conclusions Chapter 12. Outlining the Speech Part 5: Presenting the Speech Chapter 13. Wording the Speech Chapter 14. Delivering the Speech Part 6: Types of Public Speaking Chapter 15. Speaking to Inform Chapter 16. Speaking to Persuade Chapter 17. Persuasive Strategies Chapter 18. Special Types of Speeches Chapter 19. Speaking in Groups Appendix: Sample Speeches Glossary End Notes Index

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