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Speaker's Handbook

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ISBN-10: 0495567477

ISBN-13: 9780495567479

Edition: 9th 2010

Authors: Jo Sprague, Douglas Stuart, David L. Bodary

List price: $169.95
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THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK is an excellent textbook for students in a public speaking course, as well as a practical reference for the independent speaker. Its thorough coverage addresses public speaking fundamentals such as planning, listening, and presentation aids, yet each topic can stand alone, giving readers a convenient reference even when they can't read the entire text. Forward-thinking new coauthor David Bodary joins Jo Sprague and Doug Stuart in this ninth edition of THE SPEAKER'S HANDBOOK to engage students in active learning beyond the classroom.
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Book details

List price: $169.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 12/29/2008
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 576
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.024
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 Material
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
Analyzing Speech Contexts
Educational Context
Workplace Context
Social and Ceremonial Context
Civic and Political Context
Leadership Across Contexts
Sample Speeches
Speeches by Student Speakers
Speeches by Public Figures
Additional Resources
Guide to Common Pronunciation and Usage Errors
Glossary of Key Terms
Index List of Figures and Tables