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Public Speaking Building Competency in Stages

ISBN-10: 0195187776
ISBN-13: 9780195187779
Edition: 2007
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Description: Public Speaking: Building Competency in Stages is an introduction to public speaking, a course that is found in nearly every 2 and 4 year college/university in the country. It is generally the first course students take in Communication, and many  More...

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Book details

List price: $89.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.574
Language: English

Public Speaking: Building Competency in Stages is an introduction to public speaking, a course that is found in nearly every 2 and 4 year college/university in the country. It is generally the first course students take in Communication, and many other disciplines require that their majors take this course - consequently the enrollments are huge. As the titles implies, Ferguson takes an incremental approach to the topic, and most importantly, she feels strongly about getting students throuh many chapters of theory and advice before getting to the different types of speeches that students do - informative, persuassive, special occasion, and small group. Ferguson brings the genres up front, and teaches the concepts incrementally as the pertain to the genre. She also has an overview chapters, very early, that serves as a comprehensive introduction to the basics of speaking - a very sensible pedagogical element missing from most books. in addition, the book will offer greater emphasis on audience analysis and rhetorical criticism, which gives her book a distinctive and sophisticated feel.

Each chapter ends with a Conclusion and Questions for
Discussion
Public Speaking in the Age of Accountability: A Critical Model
The Roots of Critical Society
Trends in the Environment
Increasing Activism in the Political Sphere
Increasing Activism in the Economic Sphere
Increasing Activism in the Legal Sphere
Increasing Diversity in the Cultural Environment
Changes in Technological Environments
Changes in Social Environments
Changes in Rhetorical Conventions
A Critical Model for Public Speaking
Speaker
Message
Channel
Environment
Receiver
Noise
Feedback
Impact and Criteria for Judging Speech
Communication Apprehensiveness: Learning to Cope with Anxiety
Causes of Communication Apprehension
Situational Anxiety and Public Speaking
Coping Strategies
Before the Speech
During the Speech
After the Speech
Listening with a Purpose: Exercises in Perception and Listening
Purposeful Listening
How Listeners Process Information
Nature of Perception
Influence of Listening Frames on Message Reception
How Listeners Respond
Influence of Setting on Message Reception
Reciprocal Responsibilities of Listeners and Speakers
Giving Nonverbal Feedback
Giving Verbal Feedback
Acquiring the Basic Skills: The Speech of Introduction
Step 1: Getting Started
Choosing a Theme
Deciding upon a Purpose
Framing a Thesis Statement
Step 2: Getting Organized
Identifying and Ordering Major Points
Developing an Outline
Writing a Preview Statement
Step 3: Writing the Introduction
Immediacy Techniques
References to the Novel
Suspense and Shock Techniques
Linguistic Strategies
Activity, Drama, and Conflict
Humor
Gimmicks
Step 4: Developing the Body of the Speech
Step 5: Connecting Your Thoughts
Transitions
Signposts
Internal Summaries
Step 6: Closing with a Memorable Thought
Step 7: Practicing and Delivering the Speech
Using Note Cards
Practicing and Timing the Speech
Using Visual Aids
Researching, Analyzing, and Adapting to Your Audience: The Speech of Welcome
Researching and Analyzing Your Audience
Creating a Demographic Profile
Creating a Psychographic Profile
Creating a Personality Profile
Researching and Analyzing Your Speaking Environment
Adapting to Your Audience
Choosing a Topic and Approach
Framing a Realistic Purpose
Recognizing Your Audience
Adapting to the Situation
Words of Caution
Putting Principles of Delivery into Practice: The One-Point Speech
Preparing One-Point Speeches
Choosing Mode of Delivery
Extemporaneous Speaking
Impromptu Speaking
Memorizing the Speech
Manuscript Speaking
Speaking from a Teleprompter
Building Credibility Through Delivery
Composure
Dynamism
Trustworthiness
Sociability
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