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Building a Speech

ISBN-10: 0534606601

ISBN-13: 9780534606602

Edition: 5th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Sheldon Metcalfe

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Metcalfe's BUILDING A SPEECH, Fifth Edition, continues the tradition of providing proven texts at lower prices. With 20 chapters organized into five units, BUILDING A SPEECH guides students through a step-by-step process of acquiring public speaking skills by observation, peer criticism, personal experience and instructor guidance. Readings and exercises provide assistance in developing informative and persuasive speeches as well as research and speechwriting skills. This book establishes a caring environment for the learning process through a conversational style that aims to both interest and motivate students, while conveying encouragement through topics such as apprehension and listening that will help students to realize that they are not alone in their struggles. It is grounded in the philosophy that students can master the steps of speech construction if provided with a caring environment, clear blueprints, and creative examples.
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Book details

List price: $35.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Dr. Metcalfe is the Chair of the Communications Department at the Community College of Baltimore County. He has taught the basic speech course for over 30 years. He is the author of two interactive CD-ROMs on speech training, a videodisc, and the Instructor's Manual to BUILDING A SPEECH, Seventh Edition. In addition to teaching, Dr. Metcalfe is a licensed private pilot, enjoys motorcycling during the warmer months, and playing the piano.

Part I: SURVEYING THE LANDSCAPE. 1. Introducing the Study of Public Speaking: Your First Speech. 2. Analyzing Your Audience. 3. Improving Your Listening Skills. 4. Understanding and Reducing Your Apprehension. 5. Considering the Ethics of Public Speaking. Part II: PREPARING THE FOUNDATION. 6. Selecting the Topic and Purpose. 7. Conducting Research. 8. Choosing Supporting Materials. Part III: CREATING THE STRUCTURE. 9. Organizing the Body of the Speech. 10. Selecting the Introduction and Conclusion. Part IV: REFINING THE APPEARANCE. 11. Using Audiovisual Aids. 12. Considering Language. 13. Developing the Delivery. Part V: CONSIDERING DIFFERENT TYPES OF STRUCTURES. 14. Speaking to Inform. 15. Speaking to Persuade. 16. Speaking to Persuade: Motivating Audiences. WEB Speaking for Special Occasions. WEB Speaking in Groups. Glossary.