Painless Speaking

ISBN-10: 1438000030
ISBN-13: 9781438000039
Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)
Authors: Mary Elizabeth
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Book details

List price: $11.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Speaking in today's world involves more than prepared talks from behind a podium, and this up-to-date book provides guidance for a wide range of contemporary situations, including conversation, reading aloud to an audience, Skyping, and even giving a traditional formally prepared speech. Exercises throughout the text aid in composing, practicing, and delivering speeches. All titles in Barron'sPainless Seriesare being updated in new, improved editions, and they all feature access to brand-new subject-related arcade game apps that will appeal to students. Books in thePainless Seriescover most classroom subjects, and include a variety of fun features for students who find the subjects difficult and confusing--or in some cases, just plain boring. Books--Are written for middle school and high school studentsFeature cartoon-style illustrations and humorous approaches to subject matterEmphasize attention-catching ways students can put subjects to practical useChallenge students with puzzles, games, and "Brain Tickler" problems to solve--and now with access to a fun app learning gameNOTE:The new apps features that are available with these revised titles can be downloaded on any iPhone, iTouch, iPad, or Android device. They add an extra element of fun to the teaching of each subject.

Introduction
Finding Your Voice
Elements of the Voice
Beyond Language
English for All Occasions I: Language and Dialect
English for All Occasions II: Culture and Etiquette
Modes of Communication
Internal Feeling and External Communication
Communicating Negative Content
"Confer, Converse, and Otherwise Hobnob": Informal Talk with Others
How Does Communication Happen?
The Art of Conversation
"Once Upon a Time": Making Print Come Alive
Starting Out with Texts
Speech Genres and Their Five Areas of Influence
How Texts Make Meaning
Bending the Rules of Meaning Making
Making Decisions About Stresses and Pauses
Preparing to Speak from Text
Composing a Speech
Speech Genre Selection
Subject Development
Research and Sources
Composing Your Speech
Refining Your Speech
Practicing and Performing "Think All You Speak"
Practicing Prepared Material
Delivering Prepared Material
Winging It
Evaluating Speech
Appendices
Graphic Organizers
Selected Speeches
Marked Text
Index

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