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Public Speaking

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ISBN-10: 0205502962

ISBN-13: 9780205502967

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Susan J. Beebe, Steven A. Beebe

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Adapted from the authors top-selling public speaking text,Public Speaking Handbookprovides a unique, audience-centered approach in a reader-friendly reference format, allowing quick and easy access to key information. nbsp; Public Speaking Handbookbrings theory and practice together in an understandable and applicable manner. Its distinctive and popular approach emphasizes the importance of analyzing and considering the audience at every point along the way. This model of public speaking serves as a foundation as the text guides the reader through the step-by-step process of public speaking, focusing their attention on the importance and dynamics of diverse audiences, and narrowing the…    
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Book details

List price: $80.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/12/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 8.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Introduction to Public Speaking
Why Study Public Speaking?
Public Speaking and Conversation
Quick Check: Components of Effective Public Speaking
The Communication Process
Quick Check: Understand the Communication Process
The Rich Heritage of Public Speaking
Quick Check: The Rich Heritage of Public Speaking
Public Speaking and Diversity
A Question of Ethics
Speaking with Confidence
Understand Your Nervousness
Build Your Confidence
How to: Channel Your Energy
Quick Check: Build Your Confidence
A Question of Ethics
The Audience-Centered Speechmaking Process
An Audience-Centered Speechmaking Model
Consider Your Audience
Select and Narrow Your Topic
Determine Your Purpose
Develop Your Central Idea
Generate the Main Ideas
Gather Verbal and Visual Supporting Material
Organize Your Speech
Rehearse Your Speech
Deliver Your Speech
How to: Prepare for a Speech
A Question of Ethics
Sample Speech: Our Immigration Story
Ethics and Free Speech
Free Speech
Speaking Freely
Quick Check: History of Free Speech in the United States
Speaking Ethically
How to: Incorporate an Oral Citation into Your Speech
Quick Check: The Ethical Public Speaker...
Listening Ethically
Quick Check: The Ethical Listener...
A Question of Ethics
Analyzing an Audience
Listening to Speeches
Barriers to Effective Listening
How to: Prevent Information Overload
How to: Minimize Outside Distractions
How to: Counteract Prejudice
How to: Overcome Receiver Apprehension
Becoming a Better Listener
Quick Check: Enhance Your Listening Skills
Improving Your Note-Taking Skills
Listening and Critical Thinking
Analyzing and Evaluating Speeches
A Question of Ethics
Analyzing Your Audience
Becoming an Audience-Centered Speaker
How to: Become an Audience-Centered Speaker
Gathering Information About Your Audience
Analyzing Your Audience Before You Speak
Quick Check: Describing Cultural Differences
How to: Use Diverse Strategies
Quick Check: Adapting to Diverse Listeners
Quick Check: Adapting Your Message to Different Types of Audiences
Adapting to Your Audience as You Speak
Quick Check: Analyzing and Adapting to Your Audience as You Speak
Analyzing Your Audience After You Speak
A Question of Ethics
Preparing a Speech
Developing Your Speech
Select and Narrow Your Topic
How to: Brainstorm for a Topic
Quick Check: Selecting a Topic
Determine Your Purpose
Quick Check: General Purposes for Speeches
Quick Check: Specific Purposes for Speeches
Develop Your Central Idea
Quick Check: Purpose Statement Versus Central Idea
Generate and Preview Your Main Ideas
Meanwhile, Back at the Computer...
A Question of Ethics
Gathering Supporting Material
Personal Knowledge and Experience
The Internet
How to: Do an Advanced Search
Library Resources
Quick Check: Supporting Materials in the Library
Resources from Special-Interest Groups and Organizations
Research Strategies
How to: Document an Electronic Resource in MLA Format
Quick Check: Research Strategies
A Question of Ethics
Supporting Your Speech
Quick Check: Choose the Right Illustrations
Descriptions and Explanations
Quick Check: Select Effective Statistics
Quick Check: Types of Supporting Material
Selecting the Best Supporting Material
How to: Decide Which Is Your Best Supporting Material
A Question of Ethics
Crafting a Speech
Organizing Your Speech
Organizing Your Main Ideas
Quick Check: Organize Main Ideas
Subdividing Your Main Ideas
Integrating Your Supporting Material
Quick Check: Integrate Supporting Material
Organizing Your Supporting Material
Quick Check: Organizing Your Supporting Material
Developing Signposts
Quick Check: Verbal Transitions
Quick Check: Type of Signposts
Supplementing Signposts with Presentation Aids
A Question of Ethics
Introducing Your Speech
Purposes of Introductions
Quick Check: Does Your Introduction Accomplish Its Purpose?
Effective Introductions
How to: Develop an Effective Introduction
A Question of Ethics
Concluding Your Speech
Purposes of Conclusions
Quick Check: Purposes of Your Speech Conclusion
Effective Conclusions
How to: Develop an Effective Conclusion
A Question of Ethics
Outlining and Editing Your Speech
Developing a Preparation Outline
Quick Check: Summary of Correct Outline Form
Editing Your Speech
How to: Avoid Long Phrases
Developing Your Delivery Outline and Speaking Notes
A Question of Ethics
Using Words Well: Speaker Language and Style
Oral Versus Written Language Style
Quick Check: Oral Versus Written Style
Using Words Effectively
Adapting Your Language Style to Diverse Listeners
Crafting Memorable Word Structures
Quick Check: Crafting Memorable Word Structure
Tips for Using Language Effectively
How to: Create Figurative Images Drama, and Cadence
A Question of Ethics
Delivering Your Speech
Delivering Your Speech
The Power of Speech Delivery
Methods of Delivery
Quick Check: Impromptu
Quick Check: Methods of Delivery
Characteristics of Effective Delivery
Quick Check: Benefits of Eye Contact
Quick Check: Effective Gestures
Quick Check: Characteristics of Good Vocal Delivery
Audience Diversity and Delivery
Rehearsing Your Speech: Some Final Tips
How to: Make the Most of Your Rehearsal Time
Delivering Your Speech
Adapting Your Speech Delivery for Television
Responding to Questions
A Question of Ethics
Presentation Aids
Designing and Using Presentation Aids
The Value of Presentation Aids
Quick Check: The Value of Presentation Aids
Types of Presentation Aids
How to: Use an Overhead Projector
Guidelines for Developing Presentation Aids
How to: Select the Right Presentation Aids
Guidelines for Using Presentation Aids
How to: Use Presentation Aids Effectively
A Question of Ethics
Using Presentation Software
Presentation Software
Using Presentation Software
How to: Develop Effective Visuals
Preparing a Presentation with PowerPoint
Quick Check: Be Prepared
A Question of Ethics
Types of Speeches
Speaking to Inform
Goals of Informative Speaking
Quick Check: Goals of Informative Speeches
Types of Informative Speeches
Quick Check: Types of Informative Speeches
Strategies to Enhance Audience Understanding
How to: Enhance Message Clarity
How to: Enhance Audience Understanding
Strategies to Maintain Audience Interest
Quick Check: What Makes a Good Story?
Strategies to Enhance Audience Recall
Quick Check: Enhance Audience Recall
A Question of Ethics
Sample Information Speech: Choosing a Speech Topic by Roger Fringer
Understanding Principles of Persuasive Speaking
Persuasion Defined
How Persuasion Works
How to Motivate Listeners
Quick Check: Using Fear Appeals to Persuade
How to Develop Your Persuasive Speech
Quick Check: Persuasive Propositions: Developing Your Central Idea
Putting Persuasive Principles into Practice
A Question of Ethics
Using Persuasive Strategies
Establishing Credibility
Enhancing Your Credibility
Using Logic and Evidence to Persuade
How to: Judge the Validity of a Generalization
How to: Test the Truth of an Argument
Quick Check: Comparing Inductive, Deductive, and Causal Reasoning
Using Emotion to Persuade
How to: Use Emotion to Persuade
Strategies for Adapting Ideas to People and People to Ideas
Strategies for Organizing Persuasive Messages
Quick Check: Organizational Patterns for Persuasive Messages
A Question of Ethics
Sample Persuasive Speech: Medical Mayhem
Special-Occasion Speaking
Public Speaking in the Workplace
Ceremonial Speaking
Quick Check: Introduce a Speaker
How to: Give an Acceptance Speech
How to: Deliver a Eulogy
After-Dinner Speaking: Using Humor Effectively
Quick Check: Strategies for Achieving Humor in After-Dinner Speeches
A Question of Ethics
Speaking in Small Groups
Small Group Communication
Solving Problems in Groups and Teams
Participating in Small Groups
Leading Small Groups
Managing Meetings
Planning a Group Presentation
Making a Group Presentation
A Question of Ethics
The Classical Tradition of Rhetoric
The Earliest Teachers of Rhetoric
Beginning of the Greek Tradition: The Sophists
The Roman Tradition
Suggested Speech Topics
Informative Speech Topics
Persuasive Speech Topics
Speeches for Analysis and Discussion
I Have a Dream
Making Democracy Work: Your Responsibility to Society
Van Gogh's Incredible Life
The Electoral College
The Dirty Secret
Binge Drinking on College Campuses
Curtailing the Contemporary College Counseling Crisis