Practically Speaking

ISBN-10: 0195337662
ISBN-13: 9780195337662
Edition: N/A
Authors: J. Dan Rothwell
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/11/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166

Fresh and Practical Advice You Will NeedSound Scholarship You Can TrustAll at a Price You Won't BelievePractically Speaking is a brief text that covers the essentials of public speaking without sacrificing student interest or sound scholarship. Using a conversational and edgy style, author Dan Rothwell gives practical advice and a fresh perspective on classic and contemporary theories and research. This essential guide provides students with a solid foundation in public speaking and then teaches them how to add their own voices to the conversation.Features* Each chapter follows the rules of good organizational logic presented in Chapter 7* Unique and humorous examples, stories, quotations, photos, and cartoons; intense, dramatic, and poignant illustrations; vivid language and metaphors; and startling statistics and historical facts* Numerous pop-culture references and newsworthy events* More than 500 sources, both classic and contemporary* The "Communication Competence Model", carefully developed in Chapter 1, serves as the theoretical basis for all advice offered* A unique Chapter (9), "Skepticism: Becoming Critical Thinking Speakers and Listeners"* A separate chapter on speech anxiety* A full chapter on gaining and maintaining attention* Two full chapters on persuasive speaking that provide theoretical explanations for general and specific persuasive strategies

J. Dan Rothwell is chair of the Communication Studies Department at Cabrillo College and the author of four additional books: IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS: AN INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION, TELLING IT LIKE IT ISN'T: LANGUAGE MISUSE AND MALPRACTICE, INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: INFLUENCES AND ALTERNATIVES with James Costigan, and PRACTICALLY SPEAKING. During his extensive teaching career, Dr. Rothwell has received almost two dozen teaching awards, including the 2010 Ernest L. Boyer International Award for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology conferred by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, Florida State College, and the National Council of Instructional Administrators; the 2010 Cabrillo College "Innovative Teacher of the Year" award; the 2011 National Communication Association "Community College Educator of the Year" award; a 2012 official resolution by the California State Senate acknowledging his excellence in teaching; and the 2014 "Master Teacher" award from the Western States Communication Association. He has a B.A. in American History from the University of Portland (Oregon) as well as an M.A. in Rhetoric and Public Address and a Ph.D. in Communication Theory and Social Influence, both from the University of Oregon.

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