Revel for Essential Elements of Public Speaking

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  • Copyright: 2020-05-07
  • Publisher: PEARSON
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For courses in public speaking.

A clear, step-by-step guide to public speaking
Revel Essential Elements of Public Speaking helps students master the skills they need to give informative, persuasive, and special occasion speeches, as well as speak more effectively in and for a group. This efficient and concise text breaks the process of public speaking into 10 steps and covers each step in detail, giving students everything they need to prepare and present successful speeches. Updated throughout, the 7th Edition includes new examples, exercises, and topic discussions.

Revel is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience — for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.

NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.

Author Biography

Joseph A. DeVito received his BA from Hunter College, MA from Temple University, and his PhD from the University of Illinois. After earning his doctorate in speech and linguistics, DeVito returned to teach in the CUNY system – first at his alma mater, Hunter College, and then at Queens College. During his teaching career, DeVito taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses with a focus on introductory courses. He is currently Professor Emeritus at Hunter College.

At various times, DeVito has served on the editorial boards of Quarterly Journal of Speech, Communication Monographs, Communication Education, Communication Quarterly, Journal of Communication, and Etc: A Review of General Semantics. He has also served as a consulting editor to the following publishers: Random House, Harper & Row, Waveland Press, and HarperCollins. He was an ETS coordinator of the committee to construct the DANTES Public Speaking Test for the Educational Testing Service as well. A prolific author, DeVito has written or edited more than thirty books in the field of communication, including The Interpersonal Communication Book, Human Communication: The Basic Course, Essential Elements of Public Speaking, Interpersonal Messages, and Essentials of Human Communication, all published by Pearson. A number of his textbooks have been translated into a variety of languages including Mandarin Chinese, Indonesian, French, Greek, and Czech.

Table of Contents

1. Introducing Public Speaking
2. Listening and Criticism

3. Select Your Topic, Purposes, and Thesis (Step 1)
4. Analyze Your Audience (Step 2)
5. Research Your Speech (Step 3)
6. Collect Supporting Materials (Step 4)
7. Use Presentation Aids (Step 4, continued)
8. Organize Your Speech (Steps 5, 6, and 7)
9. Word and Rehearse Your Speech (Steps 8 and 9)
10. Present Your Speech (Step 10)

11. Speaking to Inform
12. Speaking to Persuade
13. Speaking on Special Occasions
14. Speaking in Groups

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