Speak Up An Illustrated Guide to Public Speaking

ISBN-10: 0312445806
ISBN-13: 9780312445805
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Book details

List price: $55.95
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 7/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

"Speak Up "is a new, brief, and fully illustrated public speaking text that is traditionally organized, affordable, and definitely fun. It combines thorough coverage of classical and contemporary communication theory, practical nuts-and-bolts guidance, and 600+ custom-drawn illustrations that bring speech basics "to life," And if that's not enough, "Speak Up "is priced at about 40% less than traditional introductory texts. Instructors and student reviewers have been raving about it, and your students will love it!

Preface
The Basics of Public Speaking
Introducing Public Speaking
What Is Public Speaking?
Why Study Public Speaking?
Public Speaking: A Great Tradition
Public Speaking: A Dynamic Discipline
Summary
Developing Your First Speech
Why Prepare?
The Classical Approach to Speech Preparation
Preparing and Delivering Your First Speech
Overcoming Speech Anxiety
Summary
Speech Ethics
Legal Speech, Ethical Speech
Communicating Truthfully
Acknowledging the Work of Others
Using Sound Reasoning
Being an Ethical Listener
Summary
Listening Skills
Why Listen?
The Listening Process
The Culprits behind Poor Listening
Becoming a Better Listener
Maximizing Your Audience's Listening
Listening and the Speech Critique
Summary
Preparation Fundamentals
Audience Analysis
Understanding Situational Characteristics
Incorporating Demographics
Seeking Common Ground
Identifying Prior Exposure
Identifying Audience Disposition
Gathering Information about Your Audience
Situational Audience Analysis
Summary
Selecting Your Topic
Developing a Set of Potential Topics
Selecting the Best Topic
Refining Your Topic
Drafting Your Specific Purpose Statement
Drafting Your Thesis Statement
Summary
Researching Your Speech
Why Research?
Creating a Research Plan
Evaluating a Source's Credibility
Conducting Library Research
Using the Internet
Interview Research
Presenting Evidence in Your Speeches
Summary
Using Supporting Materials for Your Speech
Why Use Supporting Materials?
Types of Supporting Materials
Guidelines for Using Supporting Materials
Summary
Organizing and Outlining
Organizing Your Speech
Selecting Your Main Points
Organizing Your Supporting Materials
Arranging Your Main Points
Using Organizing Words and Sentences
Summary
Introductions and Conclusions
Introducing Your Speech
Concluding Your Speech
Summary
Outlining Your Speech
Creating Your Working Outline
A Sample Detailed Outline
Creating Your Speaking Outline
A Sample Speaking Outline
Summary
Language and Delivery
Language and Style
The Importance of Language and Word Choice
Differences between Oral and Written Language
Denotative and Connotative Meaning
Presenting Your Message Clearly
Expressing Your Ideas Effectively
Choosing Respectful and Unbiased Language
Summary
Delivering Your Speech
Selecting the Right Mode of Delivery
Using Verbal Delivery Skills
Using Nonverbal Delivery Skills
Summary
Using Audiovisual Aids
Why Use Audiovisual Aids?
Types of Audiovisual Aids
Audience Analysis and Audiovisual Aids
Guidelines for Preparing Audiovisual Aids
Using Audiovisual Aids during Your Speech
Summary
Types of Public Speaking
Informative Speaking
Techniques for Informing
Types of Informative Speeches
Developing Your Informative Speech
Clarifying and Simplifying Your Message
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