Speak Up! An Illustrated Guide to Public Speaking

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-01-10
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
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An introduction to public speaking that’s smart, compelling, fun, and affordable, Speak Up offers great writing and examples, strong coverage of course topics, practical guidelines for creating effective presentations, and hundreds of custom-drawn illustrations that bring speech concepts to life.  

This new edition adapts Speak Up to the emerging world of virtual meetings, vlogs, digital platforms, and e-learning with new coverage throughout that helps students develop and deliver presentations online. Speak Up takes advantage of the media by integrating speech video and assessment right into the book, modeling techniques and helping students apply their knowledge to their own speeches. Access is automatic and includes more than 200 video clips, the largest library available. Even better, students get all of this at less than half the price of competing texts. See what's in the LaunchPad

Author Biography

Douglas M. Fraleigh is a professor and chair of the Department of Communication at California State University, Fresno and he serves on the faculty of the university's Smittcamp Family Honors College. He has taught public speaking courses throughout his career and also coached intercollegiate speech and debate at CSU Fresno, UC Berkeley, Cornell, and CSU Sacramento. His research interests include freedom of speech, argumentation, and legal communication.
Joseph S. Tuman is a professor and chair of the Department of Communication Studies at San Francisco State University, where he has received the Jacobus tenBroek Society Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Tuman has taught at the University of California at Berkeley, the New School, and University of Paris II, and has published widely in the field of communication studies. He appears regularly on television news programs as a political commentator.



Table of Contents

The Basics of Public Speaking

1. Introducing Public Speaking

2. Developing Your First Speech

3. Speech Ethics

4. Listening Skills

Preparation Fundamentals

5. Audience Analysis

6. Selecting Your Topic

7. Researching Your Speech

8. Using Supporting Materials for Your Speech

Organizing and Outlining

9. Organizing Your Speech

10. Introductions and Conclusions

11. Outlining Your Speech

Language and Delivery

12. Language and Style

13. Delivering Your Speech

14. Using Presentation Aids

Types of Public Speaking

15. Mediated Public Speaking

16. Informative Speaking

17. Persuasive Speaking

18. Methods of Persuasion

19. Special-Occasion Speaking

20. Group Communication

Appendix: Additional Sample Speeches

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