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Building a Speech

ISBN-10: 1111348375
ISBN-13: 9781111348373
Edition: 8th 2013
Authors: Sheldon Metcalfe
List price: $63.95
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Description: With 19 chapters organized into five units, BUILDING A SPEECH, 8th EDITION guides students through the step-by-step process of developing public speaking skills through observation, peer criticism, personal experience and instructor guidance.  More...

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Book details

List price: $63.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

With 19 chapters organized into five units, BUILDING A SPEECH, 8th EDITION guides students through the step-by-step process of developing public speaking skills through observation, peer criticism, personal experience and instructor guidance. Readings and exercises help students draft informative and persuasive speeches and improves their research and speechwriting skills. Topics such as apprehension and listening help students realize that they are not alone in their struggle to find the confidence to speak in public. BUILDING A SPEECH is grounded in the philosophy that students can master the steps of speech construction when provided with a caring environment, clear direction, and creative examples. Plus, this new Eighth Edition of BUILDING A SPEECH -- a Cengage Advantage Book -- continues the tradition of providing proven texts at lower prices.

Dr. Metcalfe is the Chair of the Communications Department at the Community College of Baltimore County. He has taught the basic speech course for over 30 years. He is the author of two interactive CD-ROMs on speech training, a videodisc, and the Instructor's Manual to BUILDING A SPEECH, Seventh Edition. In addition to teaching, Dr. Metcalfe is a licensed private pilot, enjoys motorcycling during the warmer months, and playing the piano.

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