Art of Public Speaking with Connect Lucas

ISBN-10: 0077306295
ISBN-13: 9780077306298
Edition: 10th 2009
Authors: Stephen E. Lucas
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Book details

List price: $170.00
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 11/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

By far the leading speech textbook of our time, The Art of Public Speaking has defined the art of being the best for more than 10 million students and instructors. Whether a novice or an experienced speaker, every student will learn how to be a better public speaker through Lucas' clear explanations of classical and contemporary theory and thorough coverage of practical applications. The new edition offers an innovative new digital experience--Connect Lucas. Bridging the printed page and the spoken word, this revolutionary Web site will allow students and instructors to access a complete media and research library, study and speech preparation tools, and a fully integrated media-rich textbook in a dynamic online environment (connectlucas.com).

ABOUT THE AUTHORStephen E. Lucas is Professor of Communication Arts and Evjue-Bascom Professor in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he has taught since 1972. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his master's and doctorate degrees from Penn State University.Professor Lucas has been recognized for his work as both a scholar and a teacher. His first book, Portents of Rebellion: Rhetoric and Revolution in Philadelphia, 1765-1776, received the Golden Anniversary Award of the National Communication Association in 1977 and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His major articles include "The Schism in Rhetorical Scholarship" (1981), "The Renaissance of American Public Address: Text and Context in Rhetorical Criticism" (1988), "The Stylistic Artistry of the Declaration of Independence” (1990), and “The Rhetorical Ancestry of the Declaration of Independence” (1998), for which he received the Golden Anniversary Monograph Award of the National Communication Association. His most recent book is Words of a Century: The Top 100 American Speeches, 1900-1999 (2009).Professor Lucas has received a number of teaching awards, including the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Wisconsin and the National Communication Association’s Donald Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education. His lecture course on "The Rhetoric of Campaigns and Revolutions" is among the most popular on campus and has twice been selected for statewide broadcast in its entirety by Wisconsin Public Radio. Professor Lucas is featured in the Educational Video Group’s program on the history of American public address, and he has appeared on the History Channel’s documentary on the Declaration of Independence.Professor Lucas has directed the introductory public speaking course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1973. Over the years he has been responsible for numerous teaching innovations and has supervised the training of hundreds of graduate assistants. In addition to participating in public speaking workshops and colloquia at schools throughout the United States, he has served as a judge for the major national English-language public speaking competitions in China, has lectured at numerous Chinese universities, and has conducted workshops for Chinese instructors on teaching public speaking.Stephen Lucas and his wife, Patty, live in Madison, Wisconsin, and have two sons, Jeff and Ryan. His interests include travel, sports, art, and photography.

Speaking and Listening
Speaking in Public
Ethics and Public Speaking
Listening Appendix: Giving Your First Speech
Speech Preparation: Getting Started
Selecting a Topic and Purpose
Analyzing the Audience
Gathering Materials
Supporting Your Ideas
Speech Preparation: Organizing & Outlining
Organizing the Body of the Speech
Beginning and Ending the Speech
Outlining the Speech
Presenting the Speech
Using Language
Delivery
Visual Aids Appendix: Using PowerPoint
Varieties of Public Speaking
Speaking to Inform
Speaking to Persuade
Methods of Persuasion
Speaking on Special Occasions
Speaking in Small Groups
Appendix: Speeches for Analysis and Discussion

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