Public Speaking in a Diverse Society
Edition: 2nd 1999
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Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
PART I. A MULTIRACIAL APPROACH TO PUBLIC SPEAKING 1. A Contemporary Approach to Public Speaking Public Speaking as Extended Conversation Communicating in a Culturally Diverse Society Public Speaking and Critical Thinking 2. Getting Started: Your First Speech Common Goals or Functions of Speeches Modes of Speech Delivery Steps in Preparing Your First Presentation See What You Can Do: A Student’s First Speech Sample Speech 3. The Influence of Culture on Public Speaking The Influence of Culture on Communication Co-Culturally Unique Styles of Speaking PART II. A FOCUS ON THE SPEAKER 4. Developing Confidence: Coping with Your Fears about Public Speaking Communication Apprehension as a Common Reaction Causes of Public Speaking Anxiety Dealing with Communication Apprehension 5. Being a Credible and Ethical Speaker The Power of First Impressions Establishing Speaker Credibility Being Perceived as an Ethical Public Speaker PART III. A FOCUS ON THE AUDIENCE 6. Analyzing and Adapting to Diverse Audiences Identifying Your Target Audience Analyzing Your Audience Adapting to Your Audience 7. Listening Actively Understanding the Listening Process Speaker-Audience Reciprocity Common Obstructions to Effective Listening PART IV. PREPARING THE TEXT OF YOUR SPEECH 8. Selecting and Researching Your Topic Selecting a Topic Researching Your Topic Selecting Only the Best Supporting Material 9. Organizing and Outlining Your Speech Why Organize? “Making Sense” as a Function of Culture Using Different Logics to Organize Your Speech Outlining Sample Speech Outline 10. Introductions and Conclusions Beginning Your Speech Ending Your Speech Strategies to Grab and Motivate Your Audience Strategies to Avoid 11. Informing Diverse Audiences: Speaking to Inform Speaking to Inform Organizing and Outlining an Informative Speech Strategies for Increasing Informational Effectiveness See What You Can Do: A Student’s Informative Speech 12. Speaking to Persuade Goals and Types of Persuasive Speeches Considering the Audience Organizing and Outlining a Persuasive Speech Sample Speech Outline Nine Strategies for Persuading See What You Can Do: A Student’s Persuasive Speech 13. Generating Arguments The Basics of the Reasoning Process Common Patterns of Reasoning Evaluating the Soundness of Arguments Part V. A Focus on Speech Delivery 14. Verbal Communication: Making Every Word Count Speak to Be Understood Speak to Show Strength Speak to Include, Not Alienate Speak to Be Noticed and Quoted 15. Nonverbal Communication: Making Every Gesture Count Look Like a Public Speaker Use Your Body Effectively Look at Your Audience Keep Your Audience Interested Use Your Voice to Your Advantage Practice Being Nonverbally Immediate 16. Developing Your Own Rhetorical Style Discovering Your Own Rhetorical Style Personal Communication Styles Well Suited to Public Speaking Gender-Based Communication Styles 17. Using Visual Aids Visual Aids in Public Speaking Types of Visual Aids Presenting Your Visual (And Audio) Aids Using a Computer to Enhance Your Presentations Guidelines for Effectively Using Visual Aids 18. Special Occasion Speeches and Group Presentations Ceremonial Speeches Other Types of Specialized Public Presentations Speaking in Groups In every chapter: Chapter Review Questions for Critical Thinking and Review Appendix: Sample Speeches Glossary Credits Name Index Subject Index