Speaker's Handbook

ISBN-10: 0495095850

ISBN-13: 9780495095859

Edition: 8th 2008 (Revised)

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As the first text of its kind, THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK has established itself as both an invaluable reference for the individual speaker and an excellent textbook for use in the public speaking course. Each chapter within the text's eight tabbed parts can stand alone, enabling users to quickly consult just the section of the text most pertinent to their immediate needs. This edition has evolved significantly in response to key cultural, educational, and technology trends to provide not only exceptionally clear, concise blocks of guidance that reflect current research but also abundant examples, including a new collection of sample speeches. Now full-color throughout and bound with a durable plastic "comb" binding, the text also offers new contexts of speaking coverage, Key Point boxes, and Checklists, as well as numerous new illustrations and other graphics. In addition, The Speaker's Handbook, Eighth Edition is enhanced by a robust suite of online resources, including a fully interactive electronic version and an online study system (fully integrated with the text) that provides students with personalized learning plans designed to help them use their study time as efficiently and effectively as possible.
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Book details

List price: $178.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/21/2007
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 560
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Jo Sprague is Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies at San Jose State University, where she also served as associate director of the Center for Faculty Development and Support. In addition, she is a former president of the Western States Communication Association. Her research focuses on critiquing, teaching, and the scholarship of speech communications.

Douglas Stuart is Vice President of Technical and Marketing Publications at FirstTel Systems Corporation.

Understanding Speaking
Speaking Ethics
Overcoming Fear of Speaking
Topic Selection and Analysis
Audience Analysis
Transforming Ideas Into Speech Points
Organizing Points
Supporting Materials
Language and Style
Attention and Interest
Motivational Appeals
Informative Strategies
Persuasive Strategies
Modes of Delivery
Practice Sessions
Vocal Delivery
Physical Delivery
Presentation Aids
Adapting to the Speech Situation
Answering Questions
Educational Context
Workplace Context
Social and Ceremonial Context
Civic and Political Context
Sample Speeches
Student speakers
Non-student speakers
Additional Speaker Resources
Guide to Common Pronunciation and Usage Errors
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