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Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Contents Note: Each chapter concludes with a Summary, Key Terms, and Notes. I. The Basics 1. Presentation Speaking The Real World of Presentation Speaking What Matters to Real-World Speakers Tip: Get the Most Out of Your Presentations What Is Presentation Speaking? Mini-Module: Choosing the Best Form for Your Message Basic Principles of Presentations How Communication Works FAQ: What's Encoding and Decoding? Becoming an Effective Speaker 2. Critical Thinking and Listening What Is Critical Thinking? Learning to Think Critically FAQ: Does Critical Thinking Require Criticizing? What Is Listening? Mini-Module: Planning to Listen Listening to Your Audience 3. Building Presentation Confidence What Is Presentation Anxiety? Mini-Module: How Confident Are You? Becoming a Confident Speaker Tip: Memorize the First Minute Tip: Use the Silent Reeelaaax Tip: Never Tell an Audience That You Are Nervous II. Prepartion 4. Purpose and Topic Topic Versus Purpose Determining Your Purpose Tip: Don't Speak Without a Clear Purpose FAQ: Is It Ethical to Have a Private Purpose? Real World/Real Speakers From Purpose to Topic Tip: Inform, Persuade, and EntertainAll at Once! Tip: Ask Yourself Some Leading Questions 5. Audience Analysis and Adaptation Audience-Focused Communication Researching Your Audience FAQ: How Do I Adapt Without Stereotyping? Tip: Adapt to Key Audience Members Tip: Don't Underestimate Your Audience Tip: Adapt to Critical Thinking and Listening Ability Mini-Module: Conducting Audience Surveys Mid-Presentation Adaptation 6. Logistics and Occasion Why Place and Occasion Matter Logistics Tip: Don't Leave Them in the Dark Mini-Module: Positioning a Screen FAQ: What if I Need More Time to Say Something Important? FAQ: Should I Use a Lectern? Tip: Get There Forty-Five Minutes Before You Speak Occasion Dress and Appearance Link Purpose, Audience, and Place III. Content and Organization 7. Supporting Material Support Your Ideas Tip: Add Impact with Presentation Aids Research Strategies Tip: Ask the Right Kind of Librarian Tip: Differentiate Between Your Primary and Secondary Sources FAQ: Why Did I Get a Recipe for Bean Dip When I Was Looking for the L.L. Bean Catalog? Mini-Module: Interviewing for Information Documentation FAQ: So What Should I Say to Document Supporting Material? FAQ: Is It Ever Okay to "Borrow" a Phrase or an Idea? 8. Organization Why Organization Matters How to Get Organized Real World, Real Speaker Organizational Patterns Mini-Module: Ordering the Key Points Match the Format to the Content FAQ: Isn't Organizing the Same as Outlining? 9. Organizational Tools Getting Ready to Outline The Formal Outline FAQ: How Many Key Points Should I Include? Tip: Proceed with Caution When Using Presentation Software Connecting Your Key Points Creative Organization 10. Introductions and Conclusions Introductions as Mini-Presentations Ways to Begin FAQ: Should I Say "Ladies and Gentlemen"? Mini-Module: Beginning with a Joke Starting Strong FAQ: How Long Should My Introduction Be? Last Impressions Last Conclusions as Mini-Presentations Ways to End Tip: Write Out Your Introduction and Conclusion Ending Effectively IV. Speaker Credibility and Interest 11. Speaker Credibility and Ethics Components of Speaker Credibility FAQ: Can I Fake Charisma? Developing Credibility Mini-Module: Finding Out About Yourself Ethos and Ethics Tip: Let Someone Else Introduce You Good Speeches by Good Speakers FAQ: Should I Imitate a Speaker Whom I Admire? The Good Audience 12. Generating Interest Overcoming Boredom Factors FAQ: Is It Television's Fault? Tip: Note Your Time and Vice Versa Language FAQ: How Can I Plan Words Without a Manuscript? Tip: Reduce Redundant Repetitions Tip: Use Language Ethically Mini-Module: Telling Stories The Power of Stories The Value of Humor Tip: Take a Cue from TV Comedians The Benefits of Audience Participation Break the Rules V. Performance 13. Performance and Practice Choosing How to Deliver Your Presentation Tip: Mix and Match Tip: Notes Are a Safety Net, Not a Crutch Practice Tip: Practice in Bite-Sized Chunks FAQ: Should I Practice in Front of a Mmirror? Mid-Performance Decisions FAQ: How Much Should I Practice? 14. Vocal Delivery Developing an Effective Speaking Voice Components of an Effective Voice Tip: Use Your Own Voice, Not Someone Else's Mini-Module: Using a Microphone Tip: Fast Talk is Better Than Slow Talk FAQ: How Do I Prevent My Voice from Shaking? FAQ: How Do I Avoid Saying Um and Uh So Often? Clarity and Correctness Tip: Create Your Own Pronunciation Drills FAQ: When Is It Acceptable to Use an Ethnic Dialect? 15. Physical Delivery Making a Good Physical Impression FAQ: Should I Imagine My Audience Naked? Tip: Various Cultures View Eye Contact Differently FAQ: What Should I Do with My Hands? FAQ: Should I Sit or Stand? Delivering Mediated Presentations Mini-Module: Making Lecterns Work for You FAQ: Should I Look at the Camera? Putting It All Together Tip: Visualize Your Performance 16. Presentation Aids How Presentation Aids Can Help You Tip: Appeal to Varied Learning Styles Messages and Media Tip: Headline Your Visuals Selecting the Media Tip: Overheads Can Cause Headaches Visual Design Principles Tip: Tips for Flips Tip: If It's Not Relevant, Don't Use It Handling Your Presentation Aids Mini-Module: Using a Pointer VI. Applications 17. Developing Informative Presentations What Is an Informative Presentation? Tip: Know if You're Asking or Telling Informative Strategies FAQ: What's a Business Briefing? Mini-Module: Handling Handouts Insider Secrets of Informative Presentations FAQ: How Do I Simplify a Complex Topic? Tip: Present More Message and Less Information 18. Understanding Persuasion What Is Persuasion? The Dynamics of Persuasion Tip: Preach to the Choir FAQ: How Do I Find Common Ground? FAQ: What If There's a Wide Range of Opinions in My Audience? Why Does Persuasion Work? FAQ: Does Pathos Always Tap into "Noble" Emotions? Tip: Inoculate Your Audience Applying Marketing Concepts to Persuasion 19. Developing Persuasive Presentations Purposeful Persuasion Tip: Use All Four Types of Questions Tip: Evidence Can Change Attitudes Organizing Your Persuasive Presentation Mini-Module: Using Language Persuasively Fallacies of Argument FAQ: Am I Committing a Fallacy if I Present Only One Side of an Argument? 20. Developing Special Presentations Special Presentations Introducing a Presenter Tip: Interview the Presenter Welcoming an Audience Making a Toast FAQ: Why Is It Called a Toast? Humorous Presentations Answering Audience Questions Mini-Module: Handling Hostile Questions Impromptu Speaking 21. Speaking in Groups What Are Groups? Types of Groups Communicating in Small Groups Mini-Module: Brainstorming in Groups Group Leadership Appendix A. Sample Presentations Appendix B. NCA Credo for Ethical Communication Glossary Index