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Essential Elements of Public Speaking

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ISBN-10: 0205423817

ISBN-13: 9780205423811

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Joseph A. DeVito

List price: $85.80
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nbsp;The Essential Elements of Public Speakingis a concise exploration of the ins and outs of public speaking and makes a clear link between theory and practiceall in only twelve chapters.nbsp;Listening; speech criticism; selecting speech topics, purposes, and theses; audience analysis; using supporting materials and visual aids; organizing, wording, and delivering speeches; informing and persuading audiences; special occasion speeches; and speaking in small groups.nbsp;Introductory public speaking.
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Book details

List price: $85.80
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/31/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Specialized Contents
Welcome to The Essential Elements of Public Speaking
Introducing Public Speaking
Studying Public Speaking
The Benefits of Public Speaking
The Essential Elements of Public Speaking
Culture, Gender, and Public Speaking
Managing Your Apprehension
Reversing the Factors That Cause Apprehension
Practicing Performance Visualization
Systematically Desensitizing Yourself
Preparing a Public Speech: In Brief
Select Your Topic and Purpose
Analyze Your Audience
Research Your Topic
Develop Your Thesis and Main Points
Support Your Main Points
Organize Your Speech Materials
Word Your Speech
Construct Your Introduction Conclusion, and Transitions
Rehearse Your Speech
Deliver Your Speech
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Vocabulary Quiz: Introducing Public Speaking
Web Explorations
Public Speaking Exercises
Constructing a Speech
Analyzing a Speech of Introduction
Listening and Criticism
Listening to Speeches
What Is Listening?
Culture and Listening
Guidelines for Listening More Effectively
Criticizing Speeches
What Is Criticism?
Culture and Criticism
Guidelines for Criticizing More Effectively
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Vocabulary Quiz: Listening and Criticism
Web Explorations
Public Speaking Exercises
Do You Really Remember What You Hear?
Understanding Your Own Listening Barriers
Analyzing a Poorly Constructed Informative Speech
Selecting Your Topic, Purpose, and Thesis
Your Topic
Finding Topics
Limiting Topics
Your Purpose
General Purposes
Specific Purposes
Your Thesis
Use Your Thesis to Generate Main Ideas
Use Your Thesis to Organize
Use Your Thesis Strategically
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Vocabulary Quiz: Topics, Purposes, and Theses
Web Explorations
Public Speaking Exercises
Brainstorming for Topics
Limiting Topics
Using Cultural Beliefs as Assumptions in Public Speaking
Analyzing a Poorly Constructed Persuasive Speech
Analyzing and Adapting to Your Audience
Audiences and Audience Analysis
The Audience: Two Basic Characteristics
Learning about Your Audience
Analyzing Audience Sociology
Cultural Factors
Age
Gender
Affectional Orientation
Educational and Intellectual Levels
Religion and Religiousness
Other Audience Factors
Context Characteristics
Analyzing Audience Psychology
How Willing Is Your Audience?
How Favorable Is Your Audience?
How Knowledgeable Is Your Audience?
Analysis and Adaptation during the Speech
Focus on Listeners as Message Senders
Ask "What If" Questions
Address Audience Responses Directly
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Vocabulary Quiz: Audience Analysis and Adaptation
Web Explorations
Public Speaking Exercises
Analyzing Your Public Speaking Class
Analyzing an Unknown Audience
Predicting Listeners' Attitudes
Analyzing a Speech
Using Supporting Materials and Presentation Aids
Supporting Materials
Examples
Narration
Testimony
Statistics
Presentation Aids
Types of Presentation Aids
The Media of Presentation Aids
Preparing Presentation Aids
Using Presentation Aids
Computer-Assisted Presentations
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Vocabulary Quiz: Supporting Materials and Presentation Aids
Web Explorations
Public Speaking Exercises
Amplifying Statements
Critically Evaluating Testimony
Analyzing Presentation Aids
Analyzing a Speech
Organizing Your Speech
The Body of the Speech
Select and Word Your Main Points
Organize Your Main Points
Introductions, Conclusions, and Transitions
Introductions
Conclusions
Transitions
Outlining the Speech
Constructing the Outline
Sample Outlines
A Brief Note on Organization and Flexibility
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Vocabulary Quiz: Organizing the Speech
Web Explorations
Public Speaking Exercises
Generating Main Points
Constructing Introductions and Conclusions
Analyzing a Speech
Wording Your Speech
How Language Works
Language Varies in Directness
Language Varies in Abstraction
Language Varies in Objectivity
Language Varies in Orality
Language Varies in Accuracy
Choosing Words
Clarity
Vividness
Appropriateness
Personal Style
Phrasing Sentences
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Vocabulary Quiz: Public Speaking Style
Web Explorations
Public Speaking Exercises
Making Concepts Specific
Talking about Cultural Identities
Analyzing a Speech
Delivering Your Speech
Methods of Delivery
Speaking Impromptu
Speaking from Manuscript
Speaking from Memory
Speaking Extemporaneously
Effective Vocal Delivery
Volume
Rate
Pitch
Articulation and Pronunciation
Pauses
Effective Bodily Action
Eye Contact
Facial Expression
Posture
Gestures
Movement
Proxemics
Using Notes
Rehearsal: Practicing and Improving Delivery
Research the Speech as a Whole
Time the Speech
Approximate the Actual Speech Situation
Incorporate Changes and Delivery Notes
Rehearse Often
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Vocabulary Quiz: Public Speaking Delivery
Web Explorations
Public Speaking Exercises
Developing the Impromptu Speech
Communicating Vocally but Nonverbally
Informing Your Audience
Guidelines for Informative Speaking
Limit the Amount of Information
Adjust the Level of Complexit
Stress Relevance and Usefulness
Relate New Information to Old
Vary the Levels of Abstraction
Make Your Speech Easy to Remember
Informative Speeches of Description
Strategies for Describing
Developing the Speech of Description
Informative Speeches of Definition
Strategies for Defining
Developing the Speech of Definition
Informative Speeches of Demonstration
Strategies for Demonstrating
Developing the Speech of Demonstration
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Vocabulary Quiz: The Informative Speech
Web Explorations
Public Speaking Exercises
Defining Terms
A Two-Minute Informative Speech
Analyzing a Speech
Persuading Your Audience
Goals of Persuasion
Guidelines for Persuasive Speaking
Anticipate Selective Exposure
Ask for Reasonable Amounts of Change
Identify with Your Audience
Use Logical Appeals
Use Emotional Appeals
Use Credibility Appeals
Motivate Your Listeners
Persuasive Speeches on Questions of Fact
Thesis
Main Points
Support
Developing Speeches on Questions of Fact
Persuasive Speeches on Questions of Value
Thesis
Main Points
Support
Developing Speeches on Questions of Value
Persuasive Speeches on Questions of Policy
Thesis
Main Points
Support
Developing Speeches on Questions of Policy
Organizational Examples
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Vocabulary Quiz: The Persuasive Speech
Web Explorations
Public Speaking Exercises
Developing Persuasive Strategies
Analyzing a Speech
Speaking on Special Occasions
The Speech of Introduction
The Speech of Presentation or Acceptance
The Speech to Secure Goodwill
The Speech of Dedication
The Commencement Speech
The Eulogy
The Farewell Speech
The Toast
The Special Occasion Speech in Cultural Perspective
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Vocabulary Quiz: The Special Occasion Speech
Web Explorations
Public Speaking Exercises
Developing the Speech of Introduction
Developing the Speech of Presentation/Acceptance
Developing the Speech to Secure Goodwill
Speaking in Small Groups
Small Groups
Culture, Gender, and the Small Group
Problem Solving in Groups
The Nominal Group
The Delphi Group
The Quality Circle Group
The Idea-Generation Group
The Focus Group
Members and Leaders in Small Groups
Members in Small Groups
Leaders in Small Groups
Presenting the Group's Thinking
General Speaking Guidelines
Speaking in the Panel Group
Speaking in the Symposium and Team Presentations
The Symposium-Forum Presentation
Oral and Written Reports
Summary of Concepts and Skills
Vocabulary Quiz: Speaking in Small Groups
Web Explorations
Public Speaking Exercises
Solving Problems in Groups
Responding to Individual Roles
Combating Groupthink
References
Index
Credits