Public Speaking for College and Career with Connect Plus Public Speaking

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-29
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Public Speaking for College and Careeroffers a practical, accessible, and non-intimidating approach to public speaking. Through numerous stories, examples, and techniques, this popular text shows students how to achieve clarity and confidence during the speeches they must give in college, in their careers, and in their communities. The new edition featuresConnect Public Speaking- a dynamic and powerful web-based learning management system with the student experience at its core. Informed by extensive research conducted with both instructors and students,Connectis designed to help students earn better grades and save instructors valuable time, whether teaching a face to face, online, or hybrid course. Connect Public Speakingallows students and instructors to access all course materials including a complete media and research library, study aids and speech preparation and assessment tools from a single place.Connect Plusoffers all of this with the addition of an integrated, interactive eBook that immerses students in a flexible, interactive environment.

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. Presentation 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


End Notes


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Great Book September 13, 2010
I used this book for work because I was moving into a new position where I had to give multiple presentations. The book was very helpful when planning my presentations. I would recommend it to everyone!
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