The Speaker's Compact Handbook

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2008-01-29
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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THOMSON ADVANTAGE BOOKS: THE SPEAKER'S COMPACT HANDBOOK, Second Edition, equips you with the essential information, tips, and tools you need to be an effective public speaker. Its spiral-bound, quick-reference format makes the handbook easy to use. And because each of its succinct chapters can stand alone, you can jump exactly to the topic you need to help you create a great speech. Two simple features--Key Points and Checklists--help you stay on track throughout the speech-building process. In addition to the material within the handbook, online interactive tools like Speech Builder Express 3.0, InfoTrac® College Edition, and WebTutor help further develop your public speaking skills.

Table of Contents

Approaching Public Speaking
Understanding Speaking
Speaking Ethically
Overcoming Fear of Speaking
Tailoring Your Speech to its Context
Analyzing Speech Contexts
Educational Context
Workplace Context
Civic and Political Context
Social and Ceremonial Context
Planning Your Speech
Managing Your Preparation Time
Topic Selection and Analysis
Analyzing Your Audience
Finding and Using Resources
Having a Research Strategy
Finding Print, Internet, and Other Electronic Materials
Interviewing People About Your Topic
Identifying and Recording Evidence
Organizing Your Ideas and Information
Exploring Your Ideas and Potential Points
Choosing Points That Work
Arranging Points
Building Sound Arguments
Getting Your Ideas Across
Developing Informative Strategies
Developing Persuasive Strategies
Presenting Your Reasoning
Using Motivational Appeals
Establishing Credibility
Designing Presentation Aids
Crafting Your Speech
Selecting Your Mode of Delivery
Using Language Effectively
Capturing Attention and Interest
Creating Effective Introductions and Conclusions
Linking Speech Components
Practicing Your Speech
Presenting Your Speech
Achieving Effective Vocal Delivery
Achieving Effective Physical Delivery
Using Your Presentation Aids
Answering Questions
Annotated Sample Outline and Speech
Citation Guidelines
Common Pronunciation Errors and Common Usage Errors
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