Essentials of Public Speaking

ISBN-10: 0495504246
ISBN-13: 9780495504245
Edition: 4th 2009 (Revised)
Authors: Cheryl Hamilton
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Book details

List price: $62.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 4/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Packed with sample speeches illustrating what to doas well as plenty of examples detailing what not to dothis value-priced public speaking text equips you with the essential skills and theories needed to become an effective public speaker. ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING delivers abundant practical advice and also offers intriguing discussions on the role of ethics in public speaking as well as up-to-date coverage on effectively using technology in speech development and delivery. A strong emphasis on visual aids includes an insightful, four-color insert detailing how to get the most from your presentation materials. ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING, 4e includes a wealth of learning resources like Speech Builder Express 3.0 speech-outlining software, InfoTrac College Edition, videos of sample speeches, sample outlines, and more. It is an invaluable resourceat a value price.

Cheryl Hamilton, an author well known for her writing style and award-winning teaching, understands the importance of communication as a lifelong skill. Also the author of COMMUNICATING FOR RESULTS, she has conducted a number of research studies, including one published in the COMMUNITY COLLEGE JOURNAL OF RESEARCH AND PRACTICE. Dr. Hamilton has presented more than 32 papers at professional conventions, including those sponsored by the National Communication Association, Southwest Educational Research Association, Western Communication Association, and Texas Speech Communication Association. She has conducted seminars for groups such as the National Property Management Association, Bell Helicopter Textron, U.S. Postal Department, North Central Regional Police Academy, and LTV Aerospace. A native of Illinois, she received her bachelor's degree from Eastern Illinois University; her master's degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana; and her doctoral degree from the University of North Texas in Denton.

Foundations
Getting Started: Your First Speech
Public Speaking, Ethics, and You
Building Speaker Confidence
Listening: What Speakers Should Know
Preparing Your Speech
Analyzing Your Audience
Selecting and Researching Your Topic
Supporting Your Ideas
Organizing Your Speech: Introduction, Body, and Conclusion
Outlines, Storyboards, and Speaking Notes
Presenting Your Speech
Preparing Effective Visual Aids
Delivering Your Message
Perfecting Language Style
Types of Speeches
Informative Speaking
Persuasive Speaking
Methods of Persuasion

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